16 Custard Pie Recipes for a Slice of Old-Fashioned Comfort

Slice of custard pie on white plate
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Whether you are craving a basic diner-style baked egg custard pie, an old-fashioned rhubarb and custard pie, or a crowd-pleasing chocolate custard pie, we've compiled this collection of our best custard pie recipes for you to choose from. They're all so irresistible that you won't be able to stop at one slice!

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Grandma's Egg Custard Pie

a slice of custard pie on a white plate

This sweet vanilla custard pie with a simple dusting of freshly grated nutmeg is such a treat -- no wonder it won first place in a pie competition! "Easy to make," says reviewer Tyra, "I used part half and half and part milk. Very creamy!"

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Rhubarb Custard Pie IV

rhubarb custard pie

The taste of tart rhubarb and sweet custard complement each other beautifully in this pie. Serve warm or at room temperature with a dollop of whipped cream. "Oh my goodness!" says reviewer Gillian, "I think this is the best pie I've ever made and I am a committed pie baker."

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Buttermilk Pie

buttermilk pie in a white pie plate
Kerri P

A true classic, this deliciously sweet, rich, and creamy custard pie is well worth a try! Your guests will be amazed to hear it's made with buttermilk. Garnish with extra grated nutmeg on top, if you like.

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Pumpkin Custard Pie II

A silky custard filling flavored with pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ginger, and cognac, baked in a prepared crust for an exquisite fall dessert. "This is the best pumpkin pie I ever made. The ginger and bourbon give it such a zing! It was such a big hit at Thanksgiving!" says home cook MADAMEMCM.

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Applesauce Custard Pie

Save yourself some time by using your favorite applesauce instead of freshly sliced apples in this custard pie. Reviewer ukcook gave this recipe 5 stars: "I love the custard and apple mix - it works great with homemade applesauce made with tart apples. Very easy and it has always turned out perfectly for me!"

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Mom's Chocolate Meringue Pie

Homemade chocolate custard is topped with meringue in this sensational pie. Home cook micholas says: "The best chocolate pie I've made yet - I didn't change a thing. I've tried many over the years and they always seem to disappoint. This one did not!"

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Peach Custard Pie III

Freshly sliced peaches are arranged in a prepared pie shell, covered in a rich, creamy custard that's spiced up with cinnamon and nutmeg. Recipe creator OKBEE says, "It might not look very pretty, but it tastes delicious!"

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Berry Custard Pie

Close-up on berry custard tart

The sour cream custard in this pie is light and low in fat, but still tastes incredibly decadent. Use any berries you prefer, or a combination of nectarines and berries for a refreshing summer dessert.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Custard Pie

rhubarb pie slice on a wooden board
Oksana Seaman

Fresh strawberries, tart rhubarb, and a silky smooth custard make a heavenly combination in this pie. The top is glazed with warm strawberry jam for an extra burst of flavor and touch of sweetness.

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Sour Cream Custard Pie

A classic sour cream custard pie with raisins and a bit of cinnamon and spice. A slice of this is sure to warm your heart. Take it from reviewer GRAYJETMAN: "My Mom actually cried when she tasted the first piece. Seems my Great Great Aunt made the same pie back when my Mom was growing up."

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Lemon Blueberry Custard Pie

This delicious custard pie has a light meringue-like consistency and a lovely burst of lemon flavor. You can make it with or without the blueberries, or change them out for raspberries or blackberries.

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Coconut Custard Pie III

a mini coconut custard pie
Deb C

This is a basic and time-tested recipe for a baked custard pie with lots of coconut. As a review by TERVGIRLMOM explains, "Very nice 'classic' coconut custard pie with a hint of vanilla and nutmeg." Some reviewers suggest cutting down the milk to 2 cups and also replacing some of the milk with half and half for a richer result.

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Impossible Buttermilk Pie

a slice of pie with strawberries

This buttermilk custard pie is "impossible" thanks to the seeming impossibility of the magic that happens in the oven! No separate pie crust required here -- the crust forms on its own as the pie bakes. The solid five-star rating and glowing reviews are enough to reassure you that this pie is very much possible to make!

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Restaurant Style Egg Custard Pie

custard pie on a cooling rack

Transport yourself to your favorite diner with a slice of this pie and a hot cup of coffee. This is a simple but delicious recipe made for custard pie purists!

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Anna's Custard Pie

Slice of custard pie on white plate

A tried-and-true custard pie, as comforting as a hug from Grandma -- this recipe was passed down from the recipe submitter grandmother. There's not much more to say than that!

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Grandma's Chocolate Custard Pie

chocolate custard pie

A Southern holiday tradition, this chocolate custard pie is grandma-approved. A homemade chocolate custard is the filling under all of that gorgeous meringue.

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More Inspiration

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Check out our entire collection of cream and custard pies for lots more to choose from, including this super-easy Crushed Pineapple and Sour Cream Pie.

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