Halfway Homemade: Buttermilk & Honey Pie

Buttermilk and honey pie. yum!I haven’t made buttermilk pie in for.e.ver. (<–read that like Sandlot) It seems like I end up with leftover buttermilk often. It’s just a super useful ingredient, so I buy it. Then I don’t use all of it, so I find things to make with buttermilk for fun. I actually really love buttermilk pie, it’s a custard type pie. And this time I tried sweetening it with honey.

Unique pie flavor ideasButtermilk Pie, makes one.

3 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey (I used this kind, it’s amazing!)
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whisk the eggs with the sugar and honey. Now stir in the other ingredients and pour into your favorite pie crust (mine’s store bought—hence the “halfway homemade”). Bake at 350°F for 40-45 minutes until the sides are golden brown and the pie is set (it will still have a slight jiggle in the center). Allow to fully cool before serving.

Buttermilk and honey pie recipeThis pie is perfect topped with fresh whipped cream (or you can add fresh fruit) and a cute pie dish and pretty cloth napkins always makes a yummy pie look its best. We’ve got lots of delicious pie recipes in our archives or this pie book would be a great gift for yourself or another baker friend. Happy pie making! xo. Emma

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  • Your guys’ food posts are SERIOUSLY the best. I love looking at them 🙂 Definitely wanna try this out!


  • I made this on Thursday for my husband’s birthday (which also happens to be Valentine’s Day) in lieu of a traditional birthday cake. It was AWESOME! Since it was for a special occasion, I went ahead and did a homemade pie crust, too, which didn’t add much time or energy to the recipe. Thanks so much for posting this – it’s going to be in the regular dessert rotation at our place from now on.

  • I just started using buttermilk, after seeing this receipe:
    as well as Amy Pennington’s chocolate buttermilk cake from her Urban Pantry book (which I strongly recommend!)

    I’ll try this pie with my leftover buttermilk asap! thank you for sharing!

  • I made it last night – it was easy and fun to make and it was delicious for a lighter sweet breakfast. I decided to leave it in for the full 45 mins and I think I baked it a little bit much, so anyone making this I do recommend the 40 minute mark. Love your recipes!:)

  • i’ve been searching for a pie to bake for february and love the idea of this one, thanks emma!

  • I’ve been wanting to make buttermilk pie forever! It’s a typical Southern thing I heard…so I feel like I need to since I’m in love with anything Southern/country

  • i don’t think i’ve ever had buttermilk pie, it looks delicious!
    xo, cheyenne

  • Thanks gals! Love the honey! Just picked up some buttermilk I’ll have a go! ;0)

  • Mhhhmm,this looks pretty yummy!
    And it`s with honey!Awesome job Emma!


  • Deftly trying it!! Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing 🙂


  • this looks and sounds unbelievable! will give this a try. thanks! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

  • I wish I had read this post a week ago when I was trying find a way to use my buttermilk before it went bad. I will have to bookmark this for next time.


  • I just tried this pie, and i have to say, it is absolutely amazing! such a strong taste of honey!
    for those of you who don’t like things super sweet, i would definitely recommend reducing the amount of sugar used.
    thanks for the recipe!

  • Remember, you can always freeze the buttermilk for use in a recipe later!
    Looking forward to trying this one!

  • Great, now I’m drooling while looking at my computer.


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  • This honey pie looks delicious! 🙂
    By the way, your lovely DIY Heart Sweater project from last year has been featured in my Valentine’s post http://mijbilcreatures.blogspot.se/2013/02/valentines-diy-projects-roundup.html
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful pics, and big hugs from an Italian girl in Sweden! 🙂

  • i always have extra buttermilk too and have been wondering if buttermilk pie is any good.

  • yummy ! 🙂
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  • That honey pie looks so yummy. I will try it because I really like honey. Is so healthy. Have a great weekend.

    How do you start the day?

  • This sounds so interesting! I definitely want to give it a try!

    Stephanie May*


  • yesssss!!! my husby’s favorite pie is buttermilk but his mom won’t share her recipe! now i have one to try! thanks!

  • Hi Emma,
    Enjoying your more frequent posts here on ABM!
    I like to use refrigerated dough (the rolled-up kind from pilsbury or generic)- I think it tastes so much better than pre-baked crust.
    I am using your chocolate mold idea for valentine’s day. I am making DIY chocolate bowls from tupperware and saran wrap (couldn’t find the mold anywhere) and filling it up with a bit of brownie, topped with berries cooked in water and sugar. I think the boyfriend will enjoy it, thank you for the ideas.

    PS I stopped by Red Velvet once on my way back from STL around Thanksgiving + met you. Congrats on your engagement! This is the only blog I read daily – thanks girls for a great blog.

  • Ohhh I want to do this pie soon. I am making lemon bread this weekend..we’ll keep you posted how it goes!


  • I’d like to try making this. Have you ever substituted the honey with maple syrup?

  • this looks seriously yum-my. yuuum. ah! that happens to me a lot with quite a few of my ingredients.

    love, x

  • That looks……D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S…thanks for posting!!!1


  • Yum! Looks really delicious. Thanks for sharing, ABM!

  • This sounds YUMMY! Not that I want to discourage you from finding yummy recipes that use buttermilk, but I thought I’d share this link with you. I found it on Pinterest.


  • That sounds as they most amazing, delicious thing ever! Definitely going to give that one a go.


  • This looks delicious! I’m always looking for ways to use up leftover buttermilk.

  • Yum, this sounds great. Definitely bookmarking until I have some buttermilk (or I’ll have to try the buttermilk substitute Liana mentioned above)

  • YUM!!! Never had this before so look forward to trying this recipe! 🙂

    Lulu xx


  • Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! I bought all the supplies to make cupcakes this afternoon, but I think I shall be making this instead!

  • I can’t believe so many people have not heard of buttermilk pie!! It’s probably my favorite pie. Not terribly sweet and quite comforting. I’ll have to try this.

  • That looks and sounds sooooo yummy! I’ll absolutely HAVE to try this one out ASAP!
    xo Heather

  • Honey. One of my favorite ingredients for food as well as scrubs, body lotions and lip balms. So I definitely have to try this!

  • OHMAHGAHD this sounds yummy.


  • OOh this looks great. And you’re right, you NEVER use an entire container of buttermilk, it always ends up going bad before I use it up.

  • And I was thinking what to bake on the weekend! With snow outside it sounds perfect!!!

    Thank you!


  • That looks amazing! I want to make that 🙂


  • I’ve never heard of Buttermilk pie, but it looks delicious! Pie seems like a good use of leftover buttermilk to me 🙂


  • That sounds amazing, I’ve never tried this kind of dessert before. I’ve also been searching for some yummy honey so thanks for the link 🙂


  • Halfway homemade! Just as good, saves time!

    Juliette Laura

  • That looks amazing! I’ve never tried it, but it’s on my to-bake list now. Side note- have you ever tried powdered buttermilk for your recipes? Works great, especially good for baking!

  • i was literally JUST scratching my own head too wondering what to do with my leftover buttermilk! it seems like recipes always call for such a small amount so i’m always left with half a carton in the back the fridge. this looks so delicious as well, will have to give it a try!

  • You can make buttermilk substitute too! 1 T lemon juice per cup of milk! It comes in handy.

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