Easy Crustless Buttermilk Pie

This Easy Crustless Buttermilk Pie is so delicious, no one will believe how crazy easy it was to make. It's as easy as mixing a few simple ingredients together and popping it in the oven. With very little effort you will have an incredibly yummy Buttermilk Pie everyone will love.

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I love ‘easy’ and this Crustless Buttermilk Pie is as easy as it gets! Seriously one of the easiest, most delicious custard-type desserts you can whip up in no time. Just a few simple ingredients and then into the oven. You’ll have a smooth and delicious old-fashioned Buttermilk Pie everyone will love.

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What Ingredients Do I Need for Buttermilk Pie?

You won’t believe how easy this Crustless Buttermilk Pie is! All you need is a few ingredients and you’re set. You will need buttermilk, of course! Other than that all you need is sugar, eggs, melted butter, flour, baking powder, and vanilla.

a slice of crustless buttermilk pie on a small plate

This homemade buttermilk pie comes out really pretty if you make it in an actual pie plate. A 9-inch pie plate is a perfect size for this recipe, but you can also use a 9 x 9 baking dish. I’ve also made it in a 9.5-inch pie plate and it comes out perfect, just a tad shorter.

The Perfect Quick Dessert

This southern-style Buttermilk Pie is perfect for when you need a last-minute dessert. If you have a sweet tooth or if you want to treat your family to a quick dessert, this pie is the answer. It’s definitely kid-friendly!

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If I make it for guests, I usually wait to make it until the guests are here, so I can pop it in the oven while we chat and eat, and when we’re done we can enjoy a warm and delicious Crustless Buttermilk Pie!

How Do You Make Buttermilk Pie?

All you need to do to make this easy Buttermilk Pie is mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. You can use a hand mixer to mix everything on low speed until you end up with a smooth mixture.

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Once it’s smooth, you can pour the mixture into your pie plate or baking dish. I use a glass pie dish or a 9 x 9 glass baking dish. You will then place the baking dish on the middle rack of your pre-heated oven.

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You’ll bake the pie for approximately 45 to 50 minutes at 350 degrees. In my oven, 45 minutes is perfect. You’ll want to keep an eye on yours to make sure you get the perfect time for your oven. The pie will have a beautiful golden color on top when it’s ready.

Essential Items

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You can test for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the pie. If it comes out clean, you’re good to go!

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I know you will love this Buttermilk Pie recipe! Such little effort for so much flavor! Let me know in the comments when you try it!

Now, if you have a little more time and want to prepare a dessert in advance, try my super delicious Instant Pot Flan!

Crustless Buttermilk Pie


4.31 from 129 votes
Cooking Method(s)
  • Baking
Oven Temp350°
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Total Time
55 minutes
Recipe by: Valerie Cooper
This old-fashioned Southern treat is perfect for when you need a quick and delicious dessert. The warm, custard-like inside is so comforting. Just like grandma used to make.
crustless buttermilk pie

Essential Equipment

  • kitchenaid hand mixer
  • measuring spoons



  • Preheat oven to 350 ° F
  • In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients and mix them with a hand mixer on medium speed until everything is combined into a smooth batter.
  • Pour the batter into a 9-inch pie dish and bake on the middle rack for 45 to 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg

Serving Suggestions

Serve warm with ice cream. A warm slice of this pie is so good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The perfect dessert!

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43 thoughts on “Easy Crustless Buttermilk Pie”

    1. Hi Teri! You can definitely try using ramekins, but I couldn’t give you a time since I haven’t tried it yet. My assumption is it would take less time so you should keep an eye on it while it bakes. Let me know if you try it!

  1. 5 stars
    this was my first time making this scrumptious yummy pie it was an easy recipe to follow , and its amazing, thank you for sharing

  2. I made this and it was the easiest recipe ever!
    I did some swaps.
    I used 1/2 light Brown sugar and 1/2 Lakanto monk fruit sweetener. I also added a Tsp of Maple extract (still used the vanilla) and Tbsp cinnamon. I want to make the original recipe because this was so easy and delicious and so I know what it should be like.
    Mine came out almost like a sticky toffee pudding or very moist cake.
    It was warm with caramel notes and pure comfort. It would be amazing with some whipped cream or ice cream.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. This was just wonderful, i have never had such a yummy pie, it was easy to make, your recipe was easy to follow, it came out perfect ,thank you for sharing , i am most difently making it again !!

  4. Delightful and quick. I did reduce the sugar to one cup (personal preference) Also, I used Pillsbury cup for cup gluten free flour and it turned out great!

  5. My hubby found this on your Pinterest. He ask me to make it, I had NEVER eaten one??
    I made it and I LOVED it sooo much!! I will NEVER make another crustless egg custard this is the BEST.

  6. What a great find! So easy and tasty….I reduced the amount of sugar to a scant cup, as it is quite sweet. Was thinking something tart as a compliment like fresh blackberries, or some kind of lime cream….Lots you can experiment with. This will be my go-to dessert for pot lucks this summer. With a scoop of ice cream….Yay!!

  7. I made your recipe for buttermilk pie. I couldn’t believe how easy it was. It was delicious,My picky husband raved about it. That is unusual. Will make many more times. Thank you.

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