oxbow bakery buttermilk pie

Oxbow Bakery’s Buttermilk Pie

If you’re ever in Palestine, TX, head to Oxbow Bakery for their phenomenal pie. But just in case you’re not in that neck of the woods, here’s the recipe!


If you’re a frequent peruser of this website, you’ll know it’s all about the meat. Meat recipes, meat articles, meat photography and even pretty rad meat merchandise. But even the most fervent carnivores can still appreciate a great dessert.

America is dotted with famous pie cafes, usually along old highways served by waitresses who measure their tenure in decades, rather than months. What I’m going to say next is controversial, but true: sadly, many of these pie havens aren’t worthy of their legendary status. It’s not uncommon to find their once famous recipes replaced with easier/cheaper mass food service ingredients, or perhaps they just weren’t all that impressive to start with. Just because the meringue is piled high doesn’t mean the overly-eggy flavor is pleasant.

Putting aside the negativity, my point here is that when you stumble across one of these pie havens that IS serving incredible pies, it’s a mandatory stop. Oxbow pies in Palestine, TX (pronounced pah-le-steen) is one such place. While neither old nor legendary, Oxbow serves up quality pies and little else. No cafe menu to content with, no blue plate lunch specials. Just superb pie. In fact, the best buttermilk pie I have ever had in my life.

Luckily for us (perhaps unluckily for our waistlines), the lovely folks at Oxbow have shared this recipe, and I wholeheartedly encourage you to try it. Particularly if you’re not going to be in Palestine anytime soon.

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oxbow bakery buttermilk pie

Oxbow Bakery’s Buttermilk Pie

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  • Author: Jess Pryles



1 stick (4oz) unsalted butter, melted

2 cups sugar

1/4 cup all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

4 eggs

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup buttermilk

pinch salt

one 910 inch pie crust


  1. Preheat an oven to 350f.
  2. In a large bowl, combine melted butter, sugar, flour, salt and nutmeg.
  3. Using a paddle attachment of a stand mixer, beat until well combined.
  4. Add eggs, vanilla and buttermilk, beat to combine. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat once more.
  5. Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust, and place pie into the oven. To catch any overflow, I recommend putting the pie dish onto a tray.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, then turn heat down to 300 and continue to bake for another hour.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before slicing and serving.

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