Buttermilk Pecan Pie Recipe
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Buttermilk Pecan Pie Recipe

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This is the treasured "Golden Oldie" that my grandmother made so often whenever we'd come to visit. Grandma grew her own pecans, and we never tried of cracking them and picking out the meat when we knew we'd be treated to her special pie! —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (10 inches)

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 585 calories, 32g fat (12g saturated fat), 170mg cholesterol, 288mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in flour, lemon juice and vanilla. Stir in buttermilk and pecans. Pour into the pie shell. Bake at 325° for 55 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Buttermilk Pecan Pie in Reminisce November/December 1993, p51

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daleylb User ID: 8555411 263983
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2017

"waaaayy too sweet!"

Cookemountain User ID: 8164158 263259
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2017

"I took everyone's remarks to heart, and since I didn't want two pies.... I cut the recipe in half. The odd egg I simply broke into a cup, wisked it and measured out half. The other half I kept for a later, unrelated, use. Fabulous pie! I took it to an important potluck and my pie was a big hit. I had a little cherry pie filling left over from another recipe. I spooned a little on my piece and it was completely delicious. Not a bad addition, but the pie as is is great. And I don't like pecan pies......"

vsmith8403 User ID: 8575215 256618
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2016

"This pie was very good, both my kids and my husband loved it. I followed the recipe exact, except I added more pecans to mine. The recipe allowed for me to make two 9 in deep dish pies."

mcause07 User ID: 8240333 219533
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

"I love love this recipe! Just a tip for some. I don't like thick pies so I make 2 pies with this one recipe and the always turns out perfect!"

st8of10ec User ID: 8193744 216550
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"Great recipe but deep dish pie shells are a must,had enough filling to make 4 regular pie shells.Rather than throw away what was left I improvised & made a custard out of the rest!"

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 215387
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"This is a true combo pie! Part crunchy pecan pie combined with a silky custard pie. Yummy! Unlike any pie we had before. Did not have buttermilk on hand. Used cook's trick to combine a teaspoon of vinegar into whole milk. Tasted great!"

ecjdavila User ID: 5602695 17189
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2014

"Best Buttermilk pie I have had! Will definitely make again!"

Worshipguy User ID: 6391761 39627
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"Buttermilk pies are my personal favorite, so it was to no surprise that I loved this one also! They are so easy to make and always devoured every time I bring them somewhere."

tatianapdm User ID: 4479170 201766
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"I don't like traditional pecan pie at all and only made this pie as it was requested by a guest. But it was DELICIOUS- not cloyingly sweet like the traditional pecan pie. Awesome! I would definitely make this more than just once a year at Thanksgiving. I might even try it without the pecans for a custard pie- the filling was that good."

kshea User ID: 2698812 39625
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2012

"I have made this pie around the holidays since it first came out. I make it once a year. It is one of my favorite pies! Great!"

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