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Buttermilk Pie with Molasses Recipe

Buttermilk Pie with Molasses

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"This is a good pie for BBQ's or picnics. Someone's always asking me what is in this pie."

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Original recipe makes 1 nine inch pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    2 hrs 5 mins


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar, and beat well. Beat in the eggs. Add flour, buttermilk, and vanilla; beat until smooth
  2. Pour filling into pie shell, and bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C); bake for an additional 45 minutes, or until set.
  3. Cool at room temperature, then chill. When serving, drizzle individual servings of pie with molasses for that unbeatable combination of flavors!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 20, 2003

Based on previous comments, I only used 1 1/4 cup sugar and the pie was plenty sweet. I used a frozen pie crust (thawed), and luckily I had purchased the "deep dish" size because it filled up the pie crust. My pie seemed to separate into two distinct layers, the bottom layer was yellow custard and the top layer was a lighter yellow with a firmer texture. This must be the nature of buttermilk pies because another recipe I made from an old cookbook did the same thing. A nice, old-fashioned dessert!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 24, 2006

I think I would have liked this better without the molasses. It was very rich which is ok. The molasses was just too overpowering for my taste. However others really liked it. I think it ust depends on your taste though.


16 Ratings

Apr 16, 2003

This delicious pie tastes just like the pies my grandma Bee used to make back in Kentucky! I tried a slice without the molasses, and it was plenty sweet.

Apr 16, 2003

This pie was easy to whip up, and looked really nice, but I felt it was extremely sweet. I think the molasses would compliment the tangy buttermilk flavor, but the pie was so sweet by itself, the molasses was overkill. I would recommend reducing the sugar in the pie by at least 3/4 cup. One of my picky eaters gobbled it up, but the other one wouldn't touch it.

Apr 16, 2003

I have wanted to make this for a long time and I finally did for Thanksgiving. It was so yummy and easy I wondered why I waited to so long. I will make this again and again.

Apr 16, 2003

This pie is really easy to make and it is very good. You don't have to put the molasas on top of it, it is good by itself.

Dec 28, 2007

This is wonderful! A friend of ours had told us about Buttermilk Pie and we found this one. Easy to make, sinful to eat!

Jun 20, 2005

Wow! Two cups of sugar. I decreased it to 1 and 1/4 cups so I could taste something other than sugar.It still was plenty sweet. It had a nice, creamy consistency and a unique flavor but I wasn't knocked out by it. I added the molasses to the whole pie when it had cooled. I don't know that I'd make this again. Nobody really seemed to like it too much.


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  • Calories
  • 475 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.9 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 101 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 21.1 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 259 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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