Lisa Wingate’s Buttermilk Pie

Lisa Wingate suggests a book club recipe to pair with her novel THE BOOK OF LOST FRIENDS — Southern Buttermilk Pie.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 rounded tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 dash nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 9-inch unbaked pie crust


  1. Place butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Cream together well. Add flour and eggs and beat well. Stir in buttermilk, vanilla, and nutmeg. 
  2. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake at 350°F degrees for 45 to 50 minutes. Cool completely before serving. 


This pie is also wonderful with a handful of chocolate chips, a handful of chopped nuts, and a handful of coconut added to the pie shell before you pour the filling in. It will melt in your mouth!