Amish Buttermilk Pie


There's a hint of lemon in this custard-like buttermilk pie. Simple, quick, and easy to make. Top with whipped cream, powdered sugar, or serve just as-is.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
1 9-inch pie


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 medium lemon, zested

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¾ cups buttermilk

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Combine sugar and lemon zest in a bowl. Using your hands, rub zest into sugar to release the natural oils of the zest. Add flour and mix well.

  3. Whip in buttermilk, lemon juice, eggs, butter, and lemon extract. Pour batter into pie crust.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake until center is slightly jiggly in center, 50 to 65 minutes. Custard will continue to set as pie cools.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

194 Calories
8g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 194
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 128mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 13mg 67%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 97mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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