Creamy Buttermilk Lemon Pie Recipe
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Creamy Buttermilk Lemon Pie Recipe

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Helen Ordemann from Washington, Illinois is proud to serve this creamy lemon pie with a light meringue topping. You'll find it's hard to resist a slice...and it cuts beautifully, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 362 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 217mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and flour. Gradually stir in buttermilk and water until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, about 4 minutes. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.
  2. Stir in a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice and butter until butter is melted. Keep warm.
  3. In a small bowl, beat the egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high just until stiff peaks form and sugar is dissolved.
  4. Pour the hot filling into pastry shell. Spread meringue evenly over hot filling, sealing edges to crust. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour; refrigerate for at least 5 hours before serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Buttermilk Lemon Pie in Taste of Home February/March 2004, p9

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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