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Buttermilk Pecan Pie Recipe

Buttermilk Pecan Pie Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. YIELD: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)


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Buttermilk Pecan Pie

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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!"

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!"

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!"

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2014

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

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."

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."

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!"

Reviewed Mar. 26, 2012

"I was looking for a recipe that would use some butter milk I had bought and found this recipe. I was so good, my family ate in 2 days. Simple and easy to make. Thanks for sharing."

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"Yes, Yes, Yes, this is easy and GREAT. Am already making it for the second time - everyone LOVED it at Thanksgiving. Be sure and use deep dish pie crust - it will still overflow. This will be a permanent addition to our Thanksgiving."

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"yes, this is incredible pie - not too sugary - making it for the second time - be sure and use deep dish pie crust - even then it will overflow!"

Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"4 1/2 stars! Simple, old-fashioned and yummy."

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2011

"I LOVE this recipe! Not only is it simple to make, it is so delicious. Made it for Thanksgiving, it is now a requested treat at my house. Thank you! :)"

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