Yesterday Cafe: Buttermilk Pie Recipe

August 2013

Buttermilk Pie, Yesterday's Cafe

Georgia’s Yesterday Cafe in Greensboro makes a darn tasty pie. Its buttermilk pie is so good it was voted as one of the South’s best pies by Southern Living magazine and Carrie Underwood ordered 300 for her wedding.

That was enough for me to head to the café and order up a piece of pie. Verdict? Sweet custard heaven on a fork! For those who can’t get to Greensboro anytime soon and would like to try their hand at baking a buttermilk pie, we’re posting the recipe just for you, but please don’t blame us if you gain a pound or two yummy’ing up this pie!

Buttermilk Pie

1 ¾ cups (425 mL) sugar

1/4 cup (50 mL) flour

1 tablespoon (15 mL) vanilla

3 eggs, beaten

1/3 cup (75 mL) melted butter

3/4 cup (175 mL) buttermilk

Unbaked nine-inch (23-centimetre) pie shell

1. Combine sugar and flour and whisk until flour is mixed into the sugar. Add vanilla and whisk until evenly mixed in with sugar and flour.

2. Beat the eggs until frothy, then add them into the sugar/flour mixture. Whisk well. Whisk in the melted butter and then add buttermilk and whip well before pouring into the unbaked pie shell.

3. Bake in convection oven for 45 minutes at about 350 F (170 C). Jiggle the pie a little to make sure it is not undercooked. It should barely shake in the middle. Crust should be golden brown and slightly flaky.

3 thoughts on “Yesterday Cafe: Buttermilk Pie Recipe

  1. We were at Reynolds Plantation for 3 months and Yesterday’s was our favorite place to dine. We fell in love with the Buttermilk Pie and now i’m going to make it at home in Indianapolis, Indiana. Thanks for the recipe on your web site. We had never had, or heard, of Buttermilk Pie before. Every thing we had at your restaurant was delicious and the service was outstanding.

  2. I love Buttermilk Pie and Yesterday Cafe’s is without a doubt the very best. I will try this recipe to see if I can replicate the experience at home. ~thanks

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