This is my grandmother's recipe from the early 1900s and was a favorite of my dad's. I think of them both whenever I make it!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine milk, sugar, and butter together in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat; cook and stir until butter melts, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour about 1 cup milk mixture into a bowl and whisk cornstarch into mixture until smooth. Pour milk-cornstarch mixture back into the saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.

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  • Pour milk mixture into the pie crust and sprinkle with nutmeg. Refrigerate pie until firm, about 3 hours.

Nutrition Facts

401 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 52.5g 17% DV; fat 20.1g 31% DV; cholesterol 37mg 12% DV; sodium 251.5mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2014
Super easy to make and it doesn't call for a lot of ingredients. This is a very unique recipe. I made mine with half and half instead of milk for a creamyer texture. It was delicious my whole family loved it! I will be making this many more times. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2014
Super easy to make and it doesn't call for a lot of ingredients. This is a very unique recipe. I made mine with half and half instead of milk for a creamyer texture. It was delicious my whole family loved it! I will be making this many more times. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2015
This recipe came out great. I made two pies and used hazelnut creamer and milk. Very creamy but not runny. It set up nicely in the fridge. Now my wife says I have to make it for her from now on on special occasions and the holidays. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2015
Loved it! Never had this pie before but looked interesting. It's like rice pudding with out the rice. But I added a pinch of cinnamon to the milk and sprinkled the pie with nutmeg and cinnamon. Good stuff. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2014
Really a lovely pie. Easy to make and nice taste. I have never had anything like this before. Not rich but a nice creamy texture. Going to try a graham cracker crust next time or cookie crust just to add alittle different flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2015
Oh wow this pie melted in my mouth! It had a creamy custard like texture but oh my goodness I will surely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2016
This was very good. I used half and half instead of milk. Although I think if I made it again I would add a smidge of allspice in the mix and use a little less cornstarch as it was a bit too firm for my liking. Great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2016
This was amazing! Can't wait to make again and try adding different flavors. I made with half/half it was creamy goodness!!!! Read More