It’s a Southern favorite, but who says it only needs to be eaten by people living in Dixie?

Thanks to Southern Living, everyone can now enjoy a classic buttermilk pie. It couldn’t be easier to make, especially when you use a pre-made crust.

Enjoying this dish on a beautiful wraparound porch isn’t required — but if you have that option, we envy you!

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You will need:

Pie filling

  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest, loosely packed
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Crust (if you want to make one yourself)

  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons cold shortening, cubed
  • 4-5 tablespoons ice water

Garnish each slice of pie with berries, whipped cream and fresh mint. Get the full recipe here.

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