Simple, delicious, and creamy egg custard pie.

Ruth

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
1 7 - 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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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • In a medium mixing bowl whisk together eggs and sugar. Pour milk into a small saucepan and place over low heat until warm. Pour milk over egg mixture slowly, whisking constantly. Stir in nutmeg, if desired, then pour into pie shell.

  • Bake for 10 minutes at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cook 20 minutes longer, or until custard is just set. Chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts

117 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 11.2g; fat 6.5g; cholesterol 49.5mg; sodium 103mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2009
I used 3 eggs and NEVER scald my milk... Always use a 9 inch un-baked pie crust and nutmeg to dust the top of the pie... cooked at 425 for 10 minutes and then @ 325 for an add'l 35- 45 minutes... I always allow the pie to cool 1 hour on a rack and then refrigerate to cool... delicious.... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/16/2012
Good but there isn't a lot of filling. It isn't as thick as it is in the picture. Read More
(9)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2009
I used 3 eggs and NEVER scald my milk... Always use a 9 inch un-baked pie crust and nutmeg to dust the top of the pie... cooked at 425 for 10 minutes and then @ 325 for an add'l 35- 45 minutes... I always allow the pie to cool 1 hour on a rack and then refrigerate to cool... delicious.... Read More
(89)
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2008
I know this recipe, and most definitely it's still the best custard pie I've had. I had made one at Christmas and my sister sat down right next to me. As we reminised about Christmases past when our mom made all the goodies, we just couldn't wait until it cooled. We began to just nibble at first, but then it turned to bigger and bigger bites. Before we knew it, it was all gone. Of course when the kids came in from making "snow angels" they got the whiff of something good. hehehehe They were so disappointed to find out it was all gone. Since it's a really super easy pie to make, we ended up making three more later that night. One for my sister, one for me & one for the rest of them. Somehow, though, they didn't think that was fair.(I still laugh thinking about it.) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2009
Delicious so easy to make and my youngest son's favorite. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/16/2012
Good but there isn't a lot of filling. It isn't as thick as it is in the picture. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2013
This is an excellent 7" custard pie perhaps my favorite with just a little less nutmeg. I have made it a few times and prefer the look and taste of this pie when just a pinch of nutmeg is sprinkled on top and not mixed in. Some cooks have complained that there is not enough filling. The recipe states it is a small 7" pie! To make this recipe as a standard 9" pie increase the ingredients by 50% making it 3 eggs 3 T. sugar and 1 7/8 cup milk. You might need to increase the last baking time slightly. Follow the instructions to heat the milk because it makes it bake more quickly and evenly. One of the nicest things about this version is the small amount of sugar which allows the custard flavor to come through well. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2012
Excellent custard pie. I've made three batches since I found the recipe three weeks ago. This is the best recipe that I tried for Egg Custard Pie. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2012
This recipe was pretty good. I like the fact that it only calls for 2T of sugar but i did modify it a little. I used a 9 inch pie crust used 3 eggs instead of 2 and used soy milk instead of milk and it turned out nicely. However I'd probably omit the nutmeg next time as i thought it was overpowering. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2013
I followed the recipe except I used 3 eggs. The liquid wasn't enough to fill the pie crust to the top so I mixed up half the recipe in a mixer bowl and added it to the mixture in the pie crust. The extra mix filled my 9" pie to the top. I'm baking it now in the oven. Will post a follow up after I taste it. Read More
(3)
Rating: 2 stars
10/26/2011
taste was fine but it absorbed into my tarts Read More
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