Grandma's Egg Custard Pie


This custard pie recipe is the 1999 American Pie Council's National Pie Championship's first place winner in the Custard Pie category.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1 9-inch pie


  • 3 large eggs, beaten

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 ½ cups scalded milk

  • 3 drops yellow food coloring (Optional)

  • 1 (9 inch) frozen pie crust, thawed

  • 1 large egg white, beaten

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

  2. Mix together eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl; stir well. Blend in scalded milk. Stir in 3 drops yellow food coloring for more color.

  3. Brush the bottom and sides of pie crust with beaten egg white to help prevent a soggy crust. Pour custard mixture into pie crust. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

    close up view of a slice of Grandma's Egg Custard Pie on a white plate with a piece of pie on a fork
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
11g Fat
33g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 277mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 172mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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