Lemon Buttermilk Pie with Blueberries

Being from the South, I have spent my whole life enjoying the goodness of buttermilk. Whether it’s a stack of fluffy buttermilk pancakes or a delicious buttermilk pound cake, buttermilk lends a sharpness of flavor that you just don’t get from regular milk. This delightful Lemon Buttermilk Pie with Blueberries is simply the perfect summer dessert.

Lemon Buttermilk Pie with Blueberries

This buttermilk pie recipe was found while going through some old recipe cards. I need start working on getting all of my old recipes online with the Pepperplate recipe app. It’s one of those projects my daughter and I started a while back and never finished. The original pie didn’t have a blueberry topping, but I simply couldn’t resist adding it this time. The blueberry season will be at it’s peak before long, but I have already found some juicy, plump berries at my grocery store.

Lemon Buttermilk Pie with Blueberries

ingredients for the pie:

1 unbaked homemade or frozen 9 inch deep dish pie shell
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
4 eggs
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

ingredients for the blueberry topping:

1/4 cup apricot preserves
1 tablespoon water
1 1/2 pints fresh blueberries

Lemon Buttermilk Pie with Blueberries


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 9 inch pie plate with pastry. If using a frozen pie crust, it isn’t necessary to thaw before cooking. Trim, seal and flute edges; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour and salt.

In a large bowl, beat the buttermilk, eggs, butter, lemon juice, lemon peel and vanilla. Add to sugar mixture and mix well. Pour into crust. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 325°; bake 40-45 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator.

Meanwhile, make the blueberry topping by whisking together the preserves and water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until melted. Strain through a sieve, add the blueberries and stir to coat. Add blueberries to the top of cooled pie.

Lemon Buttermilk Pie with Blueberries

Serve and enjoy! This is the perfect summer dessert to enjoy out on your porch or patio in the evening.

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  1. Oh that sounds delightfully refreshing for a summer time dessert. I love the flavor combination of lemon and blueberry.

  2. Well, that certainly sounds good, perfect for a picnic!

  3. I’m from the south and I know exactly what you mean about buttermilk. This looks amazing, can’t wait to try it!

  4. This looks divine. Two of my favorites in one pie. YUM

  5. This looks awesome! I love how some of the blueberry juice has seeped down and mixed with the rest of the pie, looks so pretty!

  6. I am drooling looking at your pictures. That sounds like the perfect pie if you ask me. Yum!

  7. My mom loves lemon anything and blueberries too? I wish I had this recipe for her birthday at the end of May. I am pinning this one for later use for sure! Thanks :)

  8. Yum!! This SCREAMS summer picnics and BBQ’s to me! :)

  9. Well, thank you for completely ruining all productivity for the rest of the day. That looks INSANE! It doesn’t help that it’s 11;30 am and my tummy’s already rumbling. Hokey smokes!

  10. Lemon and bluberries are two of my favorite flavors. This looks amazing and a must try.

  11. GOOD LORD, that looks good. How dare you make such things when I’m not anywhere near to have a slice?

  12. I gotta stop coming here, you always share the best recipes and this one is over the top!!! I saw your pictures and my mouth instantly started watering! LOOKS SOOOOOOO good!!!

  13. Oh My, I could dive into this pie right now, it looks perfect!! bookmarking to make – thanks!

  14. Drool. I swear everyone is tempting me today with their delectables!

  15. That’s a beautiful pie, and I have a serious case of “Crust Envy” going on. I can’t make a pie crust to save my life, so I’m always stuck using pre-made crusts. I might just give it a try, again, in order to make this pie. Blueberries and lemons are two of my favorite things!

  16. This looks great! I’ve never seen this recipe before.

  17. Holy crap! I need this in my life RIGHT NOW!

  18. This sounds so yummyI I remember reading about your experimenting with the recipe – glad it turned out :)

  19. WOW, my mouth is watering; those blueberries seriously perfected that lemon buttermilk pie!

  20. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Yum, yum, yum!! I love the filling in this pie! I have got to test it out myself!!

  21. This looks so pretty. Definitely a delicious way to put blueberries to good use.

  22. That looks positively delicious! I love anything with blueberries on or in it!

  23. Oh my…..The pie looks amazing!!! I will definitey give this recipe a try! Lemon and blueberries are my favorite! :)

  24. Oh that looks great and for some reason seems like a perfect 4th of July pie!

  25. Wow that looks delicious! I’d have a slice of that. Or two!

  26. low carb and fat free right??? LOL – this looks amazing! yummy!

  27. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    That looks so good. Blueberries are one of my favourite fruit. I am going to share this with my dad as he is always making blueberry pies.

  28. I love love love blueberries and this looks positively divine. I would totally need someone else to make it and serve me a piece otherwise I would eat the whole thing.

  29. Such a great treat on a summer day. Gotta add to my dessert recipes list.

  30. This looks so good! I wonder if I will get enough blueberries from my bushes this year to actually cook with!

  31. That looks delicious! I’m usually not keen on lemon, but I’m sure it tastes amazing with the blueberries.

  32. I’m saving this recipe. This looks amazing!

  33. This looks totally yummy!

  34. This looks so delicious. Your pie looks absolutely perfect!

  35. Wow, that looks so good. I bet the lemon and blueberries are a great contrast.

  36. Geez, that pie looks so fresh and delicious! I’m sure if I tried it, it wouldn’t come out looking the same way.

  37. that looks like a PERFECT summer pie!

  38. That looks really tasty!

  39. Looks delicious, and I love blueberries! They are the ultimate summer fruit for me.

  40. This looks delish and actually quite simple!! Throw it over some ice cream oh so yum!

  41. I love the delicious flavor combination of the sweet blueberries and the tart taste of lemon!

  42. This looks delicious! I’ve never had a buttermilk pie before, so I think I need to try your recipe:)

  43. What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL pie! Sounds so incredibly delicious and looks beautiful!

  44. Yum! This is a very interesting combination, but I can see how it is perfect for summer!

  45. Thank you for stopping by and linking up with Wonderful Wed. blog hop. I love buttermilk pie and this Buttermilk blueberry pie look amazing!

    Diane Roark

  46. Oh my this looks delicious! Thanks for coming to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop and linking up your fabulous post! We are so glad you came!
    Blessings, Shari

  47. That looks delicious. I love that its not completely blueberry.

  48. This looks delicious! My father is a big blueberry fan and this would be just perfect for Father’s Day!

  49. OK, so I tried a buttermilk pie at a small town diner and it was good – but this looks amazing! I am going to feature it, pin it, and print it to try asap. Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  50. This pie looks incredible! Pinning!!!! Thanks so much for sharing at The Wednesday Roundup! Hope to see you again next week! ~Angela @ LeMoine Family Kitchen

  51. what a stunning looking dessert. anything with lemon rocks my world. visiting from foodie friends friday.

  52. Fantastic looking pie!!
    It must be heavenly :)

  53. Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on KitchenDreaming.com ! I hope to see you there!

  54. Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

  55. Wow! This looks SO delicious!!!

  56. I’m sure the lemon and apricot flavors paired with the blueberries are outstanding, especially for summer. I need some of this in my life.

  57. Thank you Laura and Angela for partying with us at Simple Supper Tuesday Linky Party, your yummy PIE has been featured this week at Moore Or Less Cooking Blog! Nettie

  58. This sounds like a wonderful pie… I am going to have to try it soon.. Will be wonderful with fresh Wild Michigan Blueberries. Thanks for sharing this at our Foodie Friends Friday party and I hope you will join us again this week for our special 100th party.

  59. This looks fantastic too! It would be awesome if you would share this with us! Please linkup any other recipes to any fruit/veggie category you’d like!
    Enjoy the harvest!

  60. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I love blueberries! This looks like the perfect summer pie :)

  61. I LOVE Buttermilk Pie for sure and adding Blueberries……. YUM! Thanks for sharing this fabulous and gorgeous recipe and I will be following for my next Buttermilk Pie recipe! Thanks!

  62. That looks absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to try it. Pinning it now! My kids will love it! Thank you so much for linking it up with us at Foodie Fridays…what a treat! I hope we’ll see you again next week!

  63. I don’t think I’ve ever had any type of buttermilk pie. I am most interested in the blueberry topping. I like that the sweetness comes from the apricot preserves rather than sugar.

  64. M.Clark says:

    This looks delicious, like a blueberry cheesecake, I can’t wait to try this. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  65. Tammy S says:

    Wow this is an amazing looking pie! I can’t wait to try making it. We have so many blueberries I am always looking for a new recipe. Thanks!

  66. Nicole Dz says:

    The combination of the blueberries with the lemon is awesome! Great for when family comes over to serve this, everyone will love it.

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