Easy Buttermilk Pie with Brown Sugar Streusel Topping Recipe for the Holidays

Easy Buttermilk Pie with Brown Sugar Streusel Topping Recipe for the Holidays

Family Favorite Easy Buttermilk Pie For Best Buttermilk Chess Pie Recipe

Growing up my grandmother would make an easy Buttermilk Pie with this brown sugar Streusel Topping Recipe for every special occasion. Besides it being so moist and delicious, it was my mother’s favorite dessert. Now, of course, I have made this Buttermilk chess pie recipe trim and terrific in my Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook.  It is my husband’s favorite dessert so it still makes its way to our family table often. I’ll never forget the year my grandmother forgot to add the sugar to this pie – we all took a bite and knew something was different. My easy southern Buttermilk Pie recipe with brown sugar Streusel Topping recipe is delectably rich and custard-like but definitely not the same without the sugar! I have lots of good easy pie recipes on my healthy food blog!

Buttermilk Streusel Pie from Holly Clegg’s Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook   

A crunchy brown sugar topping over a light custard pie. This is reminiscent of a Crème Brûlée, but minus all the effort. I like to serve this pie with fresh berries. This will be the best buttermilk chess pie recipe you have ever tasted!

Makes 8–10 servings

2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell
Streusel Topping (recipe below)

1.Preheat oven to 325°F.
2.  In mixing bowl, beat together eggs, sugar, flour, buttermilk, and vanilla. Pour into pie shell. 
3.  Bake 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 300°F. Sprinkle with Streusel Topping, and bake 50-55 minutes or until set. 
4. Turn oven to broil, broil about 2 minutes. Watch carefully. Let stand 20 minutes before serving.

Streusel Topping

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1.  In small bowl, combine all ingredients until mixture is crumbly.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 243, Calories from fat 30%, Fat 8 g, Saturated Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 51 mg, Sodium 150 mg, Carbohydrate 38 g, Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 25 g, Protein 4 g, Diabetic Exchanges: 2 1/2 carbohydrate, 1 1/2 fat

Terrific Tip: Crème brûlèe consists of a custard base, topped with a hard caramel—this desert has crème brûlèe components and flavor.

Traditional Southern Buttermilk Pie with Brown Sugar Streusel Topping Recipe
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This easy Buttermilk Pie with a brown sugar Streusel Topping recipe out of my Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook is a traditional southern dessert staple but did you know it originally came from the United Kingdom?

Though it is often confused with Chess Pie, my southern Buttermilk Pie recipe does not contain cornmeal but I often refer to it as a Buttermilk Chess Pie recipe. Enjoyed at room temperature after cooling off from baking but this easy buttermilk pie is also delicious warm or out of the refrigerator.  Like this delicious southern pie, this cookbook contains all your favorite southern recipes and healthy Cajun recipes but easy-to-make and all better for you! Like my most popular Crawfish Etouffee recipe!


Buttermilk is Key Ingredient in this Delectable Easy Buttermilk Chess Pie RecipeSet of 6 Measuring Cups and SpoonsSet of 6 Measuring Cups and Spoons


Don’t let not having buttermilk stop you from whipping up this pie. If you don’t have buttermilk, mix 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice per 1 cup of milk – keeping the ratio’s the same if the recipe calls for more than one cup. I love this space-saving design set of measuring cups and spoons!

The buttermilk gives this pie its tart and creamy, custard-like thickness that is just to-die-for and your loved ones will now request on your dessert table for years to come! Here’s my list of top 5 silicon kitchen products.

southern pecan pie like my southern buttermilk pie-delicious!

Classic Southern Pecan Pie As Good As My Southern Buttermilk Pie Recipe!

And for another classic southern dessert that is my favorite, my Pecan Pie with Honey Crunch Topping from my Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook is a must have on my holiday table. This dessert will quickly become your favorite recipe too. The easy Honey Crunch Topping can be added to any pie, homemade or store-bought to amp it up a notch and make any pie extra special!

Check out my healthy cooking blog for more easy healthy recipes for your holiday table!  You can always get my cookbooks in my store. Use discount code HOLIDAY for 25% off-and I will autograph your books for a special gift!

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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