Earl Grey Cream Pie

Aunt Kitty used to make this Earl Grey cream pie for her famous tea parties. Sometimes she would finish it with orange zest on top of the whipped cream just to gild the lily.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 40 mins
1 9-inch pie


  • 3 cups milk

  • 8 Earl Grey tea bags

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • cup cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 (9 inch) baked pie shell

  • 2 cups heavy cream


  1. Heat milk over medium heat in a medium saucepan until steam forms, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add Earl Grey tea bags; steep 5 minutes.

  2. Remove tea bags and whisk in sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Cook over medium heat until mixture is thick and bubbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

  3. Place egg yolks into a bowl. Pour 2 cups hot tea mixture into yolks, whisking constantly. Pour egg mixture into the saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; pour through a strainer into a clean bowl. Stir in butter and vanilla extract.

  4. Pour mixture into the prepared pie crust. Chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

  5. Beat heavy cream in a mixing bowl using an electric mixer until stiff peaks form, 3 to 4 minutes. Top chilled pie with whipped cream.

  6. Return pie to the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours, or until set.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

554 Calories
38g Fat
47g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 554
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 20g 102%
Cholesterol 203mg 68%
Sodium 290mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 161mg 12%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 235mg 5%

* 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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