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Raspberry Buttermilk Pie

Raspberry Buttermilk Pie recipe

Food blogger Adrianna Adarme says you can make all of the parts of this raspberry pie recipe separately and ahead of time on the Fresh Tastes blog.


Yield: One 9-inch pie

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  • Pie Crust:
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup water, plus 2 tablespoons
  • Filling:
  • 1/4 cup raspberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Salt
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar and salt. Using a box grater, grate the cold butter atop the flour mixture. Working quickly, and using your hands, break the butter bits into the flour until they're evenly distributed and resemble the size of small peas. Add 1/4 cup of water and mix. The mixture will be shaggy at the point. From here, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until the dough comes together. I ended up adding about 2 more tablespoons of water, equalling 1/4 cup water, plus 2 tablespoons. Flour your counter and dump the dough onto it. Knead the dough a few times until it comes together; form the dough into one solid disc. Wrap the disc with plastic wrap and transfer it to the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Remove the disc of dough from the refrigerator. Liberally flour your work surface and rolling pin. Begin to roll the dough, being sure to rotate it every so often to avoid sticking, to a 12 to 14-inch round. Wrap the dough around the rolling pin and unroll it over the pie tin. Gently fit the dough into the bottom and up the sides of the pie tin. Trim the dough around the pie tin and using your thumb and forefinger, crimp the rim of the crust into a v-shape. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Transfer the pie crust to the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes. 3. Score the bottom of the pie crust with the tines of a fork. Line the pie crust with foil or parchment paper and fill it with beans, rice, pennies or metal pie weights. Transfer to the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Carefully remove the lining and pie weights and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack until room temperature.
  3. Meanwhile, let's make the filling. In a small saucepan, combine the raspberries, sugar and pinch of salt. Cook over medium low heat for 10-15 minutes, intermittently crushing the raspberries with the back of spoon, until the mixture is smooth. Set aside to cool.
  4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour and lemon zest. Next, beat in one egg at a time, until the mixture is thick and thoroughly combined. Pour in the buttermilk and whisk until completely combined. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the par-baked pie crust. Using a teaspoon, drop small dollops of the raspberry mixture on top of the buttermilk mixture. Take a skewer and run it through the center of each raspberry mixture dollop, creating a pretty swirl design. Carefully transfer the pie to the preheated oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, until the center of the pie is set. Allow the pie to cool on a wire rack until room temperature, about 1-2 hours. Slice and serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a la mode.
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