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This Old fashioned Custard Pie is a rich recipe that has been gracing dinner tables for over 200 years! With only 6 ingredients, it's so easy to make and incredibly delicious!
Custard pie is a tried and true recipe that dates back to the Ancient Romans! They were the ones who first discovered the binding properties in eggs, and ever since then, people have been making this rich and delicious dessert.
There are many different variations of custard pies found all over the world! This custard pie recipe is for the traditional North American version that is flavored with a little vanilla and nutmeg. Other variations of this traditional recipe include pumpkin pie, cream pies, and buko pies which originate from the Philippines!
Custard Pie Ingredients
- Unbaked pie crust
The eggy filling takes mere minutes to put together. The spices do tend to float to the top of the mixture, but cooked custard holds together well due to the egg base. The texture is tight and is not like a cream pie which is usually lighter and fluffier.
While a homemade pie crust is traditionally used for this recipe, you can get a pre-made pie crust from the store. Also, make sure that you are using a bakeable pie crust and not the graham cracker pie crusts.
How to Make Custard Pie
FIRST STEP: Preheat oven to 350*
SECOND STEP: Lightly spray a 9 ½ in pie pan with nonstick spray.
THIRD STEP: Place unbaked pie crust in the pie pan, pressing dough against the sides of the pie pan.
FOURTH STEP: Beat together sugar, eggs, nutmeg, and vanilla. Add milk and whisk until smooth.
FIFTH STEP: Pour mixture into pie shell.
SIXTH STEP: Sprinkle the nutmeg lightly on top of the custard.
SEVENTH STEP: Bake for 45 minutes or until set.
Cover the edges of the pie crust with foil to prevent over-browning.
The custard is set when a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
The pie should be somewhat jiggly when done, and if it isn't, that means it's been overbaked.
For the best taste and a cleaner cut, cool before serving.
Storing this Recipe
IN THE FRIDGE: Store covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.
IN THE FREEZER: It is not recommended to store this recipe in the freezer. Since it contains dairy, the ingredients may separate when defrosted and the pie would lose its richness and possibly even flavor.
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- 3 cup milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- dash nutmeg
- 1 pie crust (Frozen, unbaked)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly spray a 9 ½ in pie pan with nonstick spray.
- Place unbaked pie crust in pie pan, pressing dough against the sides of the pie pan.
- Beat together sugar, eggs, nutmeg and vanilla. Add milk and whisk until smooth.
- Pour mixture into pie shell.
- Sprinkle the nutmeg lightly on top of the custard.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until set.