Can you substitute plain 2% milk for buttermilk in a buttermilk pie?

Silly question, I know.

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Deborah M. November 22, 2016
Buttermilk has a wonderful tang, which is what makes it so good in a pie. Milk that hasn't been cultured just won't have the flavor. It will be a custard pie, not a buttermilk pie! It will be good, just not the same.
 
Susie S. November 21, 2016
It worked ok! A little different flavor, but the texture was fine. I added cinnamon for a fall flair, and it was a hit!
 
Nora November 18, 2016
May I respectfully suggest you bake a different pie this time? But do try a buttermilk pie when you can. They are delicious.
 
Emily |. November 17, 2016
To get a flavor closer to buttermilk, you can squeeze a lemon into the plain milk. Not exact but closer!
 
pierino November 17, 2016
It will not have anything like the flavor.
 
pierino November 17, 2016
It will not have anything like the flavor.
 
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