Buttermilk Squash Pie

Find yourself with a larger squash harvest than anticipated this season? Lucky you! We’ve got the perfect Kate’s Recipe to put those autumn treasures to use. Our Buttermilk Squash Pie will deliver peak comfort to all your fall dinners.

Squash pies have been a favorite of New Englanders dating back to the 1700s, and today, we still crave that cozy, melt-in-your-mouth treat after a savory meal. Using Kate’s Homemade Buttermilk and Unsalted Butter, we give this timeless dessert a true taste of home. Top with whipped cream to serve; you can’t go wrong with this New England classic.

While our family recipe has always called for buttercup squash, you could easily use other winter squash, such as butternut, blue hubbard, or pumpkin, as a substitute. We do recommend prepping your ingredients ahead of time and letting them reach room temperature. This will help prevent the filling from cracking when the pie is cooling. Happy baking!


5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Rest Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • 2 cups cooked, unseasoned buttercup squash, pureed, room temp *Pumpkin, acorn, or butternut squash can be used as substitutes. Having your ingredients at room temp will help prevent the filling from cracking when the pie is cooling.
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • cups Kate's Buttermilk, room temp
  • 2 tbsp Kate's Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 9-inch single, unbaked pie crust


Prepare the squash

  • To prepare squash for a pie, peel and cube the squash, then boil or steam until tender. Purée the cooked squash.
  • For frozen squash, thaw it first, then drain excess moisture. Proceed to cook by either boiling or steaming until tender. Purée the cooked and thawed squash before incorporating it.

Make the pie

  • Preheat the oven to 425° F. Puree the squash in a food processor or blender. This step assures that the filling will be smooth.
  • Using a wire whisk, blend all ingredients, except the pie crust, in a large bowl until well combined. Pour into your unbaked pie shell.
  • Bake on the lowest oven rack in a preheated oven at 425° F for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F and bake until internal temps reach 170–175°F. About 45 min.
  • The pie will seem liquidy, but if you cook it until it looks solid, it will be over-baked. Cool the pie on a wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

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