Buttermilk pie

Buttermilk pie is a pie in American cuisine. Associated with the cuisine of the Southern United States, it is one of the desperation pies, made using simple, staple ingredients.[1][2]

Buttermilk pie
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Buttermilk pie
Place of originUnited States
Region or stateSouthern United States
Main ingredientsButtermilk, wheat flour, butter, eggs, sugar
Food energy
(per serving)
547 kcal (2290 kJ)

It is similar to, and sometimes confused with, chess pie, but it does not include cornmeal. The basic filling consists of a mixture of sugar, butter, eggs, buttermilk, and wheat flour. Variations on the recipe include vanilla, lemon zest, nutmeg, and coconut. Buttermilk pies are made with a pie crust. The filling is poured into the crust and baked until the mixture sets. The pie is best eaten at room temperature after being allowed to cool, but may be eaten either warm from the oven or after being chilled.

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  1. ^ Moore, Natalie Y. (February 15, 2006). "Buttermilk Pie: An Unexpectedly Sweet Treat". Kitchen Window. NPR. Retrieved 2013-05-13.
  2. ^ Wharton, Rachel (2019). American Food: A Not-So-Serious History.