Buttermilk Lemon Pie


A buttermilk lemon pie is soft and full of flavor by adding eggs, butter and more. With a delicious and easy homemade pie crust.

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Buttermilk lemon pie
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2017-01-11, this recipe is for 12 people and takes 1 hour.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 22-02-2021

1 hour 12 people Pie and cake
Buttermilk lemon pie


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Ingredients pie crust

  • 250 gram flour
  • 80 gram sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 100 gram butter on room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Ingredients filling

  • 350 gram sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 250 ml buttermilk
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 100 gram melted butter
  • 1 lemon (juice + zest)
Buttermilk lemon pie ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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Kitchen equipment needed

  • standmixer or knead the dough by hand
  • cling film
  • pie form ( 26 cm - 10 inches )
  • silicone spatula
  • small saucepan
  • whisk
  • large bowl

Buttermilk Lemon Pie

1 hour 12 people Pie and cake

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Preparation -- 15 minutes + waiting time

Mix 250 gram all-purpose flour with a pinch of salt and 80 gram of sugar. Cut the butter into small cubes and add those one at a time to the flour mixture. Keep on mixing with the flat beater attachment.

The mixture will look crumbled. Add 1 egg yolk and 2 tablespoons of cold water. Keep on mixing until a dough ball has formed.  wrap the dough in cling film and let it rest in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius or 350 degrees fahrenheit. Grease the pie form with butter. Add a little bit of flour to the countertop and use a rolling-pin to roll out the dough.  

Press the dough into the cake pans and poke holes in the bottom using a fork. Combine 350 gram sugar, eggs, egg yolks, pinch of salt and 2 tablespoons flour in a large until and whisk until smooth.

Add the vanilla extract, buttermilk, juice and zest of a lemon and combine until smooth. Meanwhile melt the butter in a small saucepan.  

Buttermilk lemon pie
Buttermilk lemon pie

Finishing the buttermilk lemon pie -- 45 minutes

Add the melted butter to the egg mixture and pour the mixture onto the pie crust. Bake the pie for about 45 minutes, or until the filling is firm and the crust is beautiful golden brown.

Let the pie cool off and enjoy!

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