I'm 78, and this was my grandmother's pie. Good served warmed up with whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg on top, or great served cold.

Pat

Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bake pie shell at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 5 minutes. Set aside.

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  • Combine melted butter or margarine, sugar, flour, milk, vanilla, and nutmeg. Add beaten eggs, and blend well. Pour filling into partially baked pie shell.

  • Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 45 to 55 minutes, or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Do not overcook.

Nutrition Facts

313 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 38.5g; fat 15.8g; cholesterol 87.4mg; sodium 196.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2008
I've never had a custard pie before, so I didn't know what to expect, but it sounded easy, so I gave it a shot. Wow. Not only was the recipe as easy as it seemed, but it was absolutely delicious. I used a little less sugar because I don't like things super-sweet, but that's the only change I made. So yummy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
Had a nice taste easy to make but it is the "solid heavy type pie" not like the more "custard" styles. Less nutmeg if I try it again. Read More
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203 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 128
  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2008
I've never had a custard pie before, so I didn't know what to expect, but it sounded easy, so I gave it a shot. Wow. Not only was the recipe as easy as it seemed, but it was absolutely delicious. I used a little less sugar because I don't like things super-sweet, but that's the only change I made. So yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2006
This was really yummy, and this coming from someone who doesn't usually like custard! Custard Pie is my husband's favorite pie for Thanksgiving and I wanted to find a light recipe the whole family could enjoy. I read some of the reviews first, and cut the nutmeg down to 1/8 tsp, instead of 1/2, because I don't like an after-taste, and I did add 1/8 tsp of cinnamon. It formed a nice light crusty top and was very thin, so next time I will try doubling the recipe to fill up the pastry. All-in-all, though, a very yummy tasting dessert for the whole family's taste buds!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
Had a nice taste easy to make but it is the "solid heavy type pie" not like the more "custard" styles. Less nutmeg if I try it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2003
This is absolutely the finest custard pie recipe ever! I have recommended it numerous times. Excellent Excellent Excellent! And to boot the easiest recipe I have ever found! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2006
I made this recipe without the crust. (I put them in individual custard dishes.) Both my fiance and I really enjoyed this dessert. There may be a bit too much nutmeg (could only tell because of the after taste) but still a really delicious recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2008
I thought this pie was delicious! If you are not a big fan of nutmeg, I would only use half. I myself liked the flavor. I used skim milk (since that is all we buy) and it was just fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2012
This is one of the best custard pie recipes I have made. I had a deep dish pie crust so I changed the serving size to 12. I used 4 eggs and a little less than a cup of sugar - next time I will use between 3/4 and a cup as it was still a little too sweet. I used 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg in the pie and then sprinkled some on top. Very tasty pie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
HAS NOW BECOME OUR FAMILY FAVORITE. VERY KITCHEN BASIC INGREDIENTS. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
My family and I enjoyed this pie. I love the fact that it took minimal effort to make! The thick consistency of the custard flavored with nutmeg was a big hit. My children have already requested another! Read More
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