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. says

    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 :)

  2. says

    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!!!

  3. says

    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!

  4. 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.

  5. says

    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.

  6. diane says

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

  7. says

    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

  8. says

    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

  9. says

    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

  10. says

    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

  11. says

    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.

  12. says

    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!

  13. charj says

    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.

  14. M.Clark says

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

  15. 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!

  16. 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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