The Old Fashioned Custard Pie

Plain old custard pie? Well, this recipe may be old (as in classic, treasured, revered), but it’s hardly “plain” — unless your definition of plain is a rich/tender filling of cream, eggs, and vanilla, with a hint of nutmeg, nestled in a buttery crust. It’s just plain good!

This classic egg custard pie is the perfect blend of eggs, milk, and nutmeg. Feel free to use the homemade pastry and instructions below, or use a frozen pie shell or refrigerated pie pastry. Homemade pie shells are great, but ready-made crusts are excellent if you aren’t into making pastry or just don’t have the time.

We recommend partially baking the pie shell before filling. Your crust will have a better bake and will be less soggy. If you don’t have pie weights, use dried beans or raw rice.

How to make it?

We recommend partially baking the pie shell before filling. Your crust will have a better bake and will be less soggy. If you don’t have pie weights, use dried beans or raw rice.

Ingredients:

1 unbaked pie shell (I use Marie Callendar’s deep dish)
3 large eggs
½ cup of sugar
½ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of nutmeg
2-2/3 cups of milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
How to prepare:

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Beat your eggs slightly, then add sugar, salt, nutmeg, and milk. Beat well and poor into the unbaked pie shell. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Sprinkle the top of pie with fresh ground nutmeg and serve.