Boy, Am I Glad I Tried This Vintage Jeff Davis Pie Recipe!

Buttermilk pie sounds so strange to me because it is a bit bitter and not all that tasty upon first glance.  But my oh my, when you mix that baby up with sugar, vanilla and so many other good things, you get a custard like pie that is absolutely delicious! This is a vintage recipe from many, many years ago! It is not a pie that is very common anymore, but back in the day when people did not have much, this is what they made!

Give it a try, I think it might end up on your favorites list! Check out what our friends over at Spend With Pennies had to say about this:

“Buttermilk pie is an easy classic dessert made with simple pantry ingredients!  The result is a deliciously comforting custard pie with a slightly caramelized topping.  This pie will be one your family will request over and over!”

Oh goodness, yes! The custard is perfect, almost like a crème brulee.  And then the caramelized topping is the perfect sweet addition.  My family is always asking me for this one!




3 Eggland’s eggs, room temperature

½ cup Land O’ Lakes butter, softened

1½ cups Domino white sugar

3 tablespoons Gold Medal all-purpose flour

1 cup buttermilk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 tablespoon lemon juice

¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1 (9 inch) Pillsbury unbaked pie crust




Preheat oven to 350 degrees .

LIne a 9″ pie plate with a single pie crust (store bought or homemade).

Beat eggs until foamy. Beat in butter, flour and sugar until fluffy.

Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth.

Pour into prepared crust and bake for 45-55 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool completely.







Quick Tip: Make sure eggs are room temperature.

Thanks again to Spend With Pennies for this amazing recipe.



He was the President of the Confederate States when the South seceded from the United States of America during the Civil War. Didn’t you take American History in school?

What a condescending reply to Joanmarie Marcum. We are usually products of our environment; so I suppose when you didn’t know something, or had forgotten it; something condescending or rude was said to you. Or maybe none of that applies to you and you are just mean. Also Jeffrey Bryan “Jeff” Davis (born 10/6/73), known as Jeff B. Davis, is an american actor, comedian, and singer… Jefferson Davis (born 6/3/1808) An American politician…President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Why would Joanmarie associate Jefferson Davis; didn’t you take LOGIC?

I’m been baking this pie for yrs, in 1985 while going to adult education school in muskegon michigan i prepared this for our speech in class, not telling what kind of pie it was, once done class had a slice, went crazy after i told them it was a buttermilk pie, I received an A+ as my grade, made some$$$$$$$ also the next week making for some of my classmates… Have to make a couple next wk,3/1/2017 for one of my nephews, he remembered it from a little boy, LOVE IT….

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