Buttermilk Silk Pie

Preparation info

  • Makes one 9 inch pie; serves about


    • Difficulty


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Classic Home Desserts

By Richard Sax

Published 1994

  • About

Like chess pie and pecan pie, buttermilk pie can be baked in any season, when there’s little fresh fruit in the larder. If you’ve never tried it, buttermilk pie is like custard pie, but with a gently mellow flavor that’s almost like cheesecake. It’s plain and wonderfully smooth. I like it best without the meringue that often tops it.



  1. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into a large circle about inch thick. Fit it, without stretching, into a buttered 9-inch pie pan. Trim the edge, leaving a