Cranberry Buttermilk Pie


This custard filling is what takes this buttermilk pie recipe to the next level. It tastes like a panna cotta with a bit of attitude from the tang of the buttermilk and a generous sprinkling of cranberries on top.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 55 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
1 9-inch pie
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 recipe Master Pie Dough (see Associated Recipes)

  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • cup granulated sugar

  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted and cooled

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups cranberries (thawed if frozen)

  • 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar


  1. Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 325 degrees F.

  2. Roll dough between sheets of parchment paper into a 12-inch circle. Peel off the top sheet and invert the dough into a 9-inch pie pan. Press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Remove the paper. Fold under the excess dough and flute, or trim with scissors and crimp (see Tip). Refrigerate the crust while you prepare the filling.

  3. Whisk eggs, granulated sugar, butter and flour in a large bowl until well combined. Whisk in buttermilk, orange zest, vanilla, nutmeg and salt. Pour the filling into the prepared crust. Sprinkle cranberries evenly over the top.

  4. Bake the pie until set in the center, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack, about 2 hours. Dust with confectioners' sugar just before serving.


Give your pie a pretty rim! Use scissors to trim the edge of the crust. Press it with a fork to crimp or, for a fancy pattern, press the flat side of the wheel of a scallop-edged pastry cutter into the dough to form little half moons.


9-inch pie pan (not deep-dish), parchment paper

Associated Recipe

Master Pie Dough

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

231 Calories
11g Fat
29g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 231
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 14g
Added Sugars 12g 24%
Protein 5g 9%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Vitamin A 377IU 8%
Vitamin C 3mg 4%
Folate 36mcg 9%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Magnesium 7mg 2%
Potassium 84mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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