Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tasty Tuesday - Apple Buttermilk Custard Pie

I was introduced to this pie by my friend and running partner, Diana, and I am hooked!  It was so good and will definitely be added to my list of favorite holiday pies!  It's rich, decadent, and delicious - perfect for a special occassion!

Apple Buttermilk Custard Pie


1 (9 inch) pie shell
1/4 cup butter
2 tart apples - peeled, cored and sliced
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/3 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter


1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

2. To Make Apple Filling: Melt 1/4 cup butter or margarine in skillet over medium heat. Add apple, 1/2 cup white sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, until tender. Set aside.

3. To Make Buttermilk Custard: In a large mixing bowl combine 1/4 cup softened butter or margarine with 1 1/3 cups white sugar. Beat until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating until yellow disappears. Mix in vanilla, then 2 tablespoons flour. Combine thoroughly, then pour in buttermilk, beating until smooth.
(This is my awesome Mom!)

4. Fit pastry into pie pan and prick with a fork. Spoon apple mixture into crust, then pour buttermilk custard over it.

5. Place in preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes.

6. To Make Streusel Topping: While pie is baking, combine 1/4 cup white sugar, brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in 3 tablespoons butter or margarine until mixture is crumbly.

7. Remove pie from oven after 30 minutes and sprinkle streusel topping over custard. Return to oven and bake for an additional 40 to 50 minutes, until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 1 hour before serving.



  1. Special Occasion? Okay, I think I'll need to make one up, because I read this and immediately went to my kitchen. My pie is in the oven now. It sounds like it would be great with a cup of hot tea. Thanks for the recipe. Of course rereading it I realized I misread and left out about a cup of sugar in the custard mixture... I guess that's what happens with rash action cooking! We'll see how it turns out.

  2. I make buttermilk pies and apple crisps so this one would be a variation on both!

  3. I just went back and read your "about me" and "about Isaac" pages.
    I'm so sorry you lost your husband. We lost our 12 yr. old son, Andrew, last December to brain cancer.
    A friend of mine just lost her 15 yr old son, Britt, Sunday night 11/28 to cancer.
    I really am touched by what your husband said about not leaving a legacy but a sign that points to Christ. Love that.