This is a good pie for BBQ's or picnics. Someone's always asking me what is in this pie.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 nine inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar, and beat well. Beat in the eggs. Add flour, buttermilk, and vanilla; beat until smooth

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  • Pour filling into pie shell, and bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C); bake for an additional 45 minutes, or until set.

  • Cool at room temperature, then chill. When serving, drizzle individual servings of pie with molasses for that unbeatable combination of flavors!

Nutrition Facts

475 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 67.9g; fat 21.1g; cholesterol 101.5mg; sodium 259mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2003
Based on previous comments I only used 1 1/4 cup sugar and the pie was plenty sweet. I used a frozen pie crust (thawed) and luckily I had purchased the "deep dish" size because it filled up the pie crust. My pie seemed to separate into two distinct layers the bottom layer was yellow custard and the top layer was a lighter yellow with a firmer texture. This must be the nature of buttermilk pies because another recipe I made from an old cookbook did the same thing. A nice old-fashioned dessert! Read More
(10)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/24/2006
I think I would have liked this better without the molasses. It was very rich which is ok. The molasses was just too overpowering for my taste. However others really liked it. I think it ust depends on your taste though. Read More
(4)
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2003
Based on previous comments I only used 1 1/4 cup sugar and the pie was plenty sweet. I used a frozen pie crust (thawed) and luckily I had purchased the "deep dish" size because it filled up the pie crust. My pie seemed to separate into two distinct layers the bottom layer was yellow custard and the top layer was a lighter yellow with a firmer texture. This must be the nature of buttermilk pies because another recipe I made from an old cookbook did the same thing. A nice old-fashioned dessert! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2003
This delicious pie tastes just like the pies my grandma Bee used to make back in Kentucky! I tried a slice without the molasses and it was plenty sweet. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2003
This pie was easy to whip up and looked really nice but I felt it was extremely sweet. I think the molasses would compliment the tangy buttermilk flavor but the pie was so sweet by itself the molasses was overkill. I would recommend reducing the sugar in the pie by at least 3/4 cup. One of my picky eaters gobbled it up but the other one wouldn't touch it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2003
I have wanted to make this for a long time and I finally did for Thanksgiving. It was so yummy and easy I wondered why I waited to so long. I will make this again and again. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2003
This pie is really easy to make and it is very good. You don't have to put the molasas on top of it it is good by itself. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
06/20/2005
Wow! Two cups of sugar. I decreased it to 1 and 1/4 cups so I could taste something other than sugar.It still was plenty sweet. It had a nice creamy consistency and a unique flavor but I wasn't knocked out by it. I added the molasses to the whole pie when it had cooled. I don't know that I'd make this again. Nobody really seemed to like it too much. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 2 stars
04/24/2006
I think I would have liked this better without the molasses. It was very rich which is ok. The molasses was just too overpowering for my taste. However others really liked it. I think it ust depends on your taste though. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Gobbled up very quickly! I used 1 1/2 cups sugar and it was still sweet enough. Next time I'll serve with the molasses. Yummy! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2004
This recipe is very similar to the buttermilk pie IV which I rather like. However this recipe gave me the idea of microwaving a bit of molasses to pour over individual servings. I think it is a very interesting mix of tastes. Read More
(3)
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