Old Fashioned Custard Pie

This old fashioned custard pie is one of my favorites. Yet, it is a simple pie. Yes, it does not look like a fancy work of art, but the flavor! Just pure comfort food for me.

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Slice of Old Fashioned Custard Pie
Slice of Old Fashioned Custard Pie

Easy Custard Pie

There is a creamy and rich filling of eggs, vanilla, sugar, and milk. With just a hint of nutmeg to give just the right amount of spice to this pie.

Pour this delicious filling into a buttery pie crust and bake for a simple, yet scrumptious dessert.

I love Custard Pie!

It tastes almost like Crème Brûlée with a crust.

Keeping the Crust Flaky and Crusty

While this will keep in the refrigerator, the crust will get soggy. This is still edible; however, it will not have the nice flaky crust anymore. So, it is best to eat it as soon as it is cool.

Old Fashioned Custard Pie

Just pure comfort food for me. Very easy recipe to make any time of the year.

Elegant Dessert in a Pie

Six simple ingredients – cream, vanilla, nutmeg, salt, eggs and sugar – make for an exquisitely rich and elegant dessert in a pie.

Here is my recipe for a delicious flaky pie crust.

Mixing Custard Ingredients in Blender
Mixing Custard Ingredients in Blender

Make the custard in a blender!

Yup, how easy is it to put your ingredients in a blender, give it a whirl and pour it into the pre-baked pie crust? Now, you do not have to use a blender – I think it is easy this way. However, you can use a large bowl and a wire whisk to mix the ingredients before putting into the oven.

Easy Baked Custard Dessert Pie
Easy Baked Custard Dessert Pie

How Do You Make the Pie?

  1. Pre-bake pie crust.
  2. In a blender or large bowl whisk together the eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla, nutmeg, cream, and milk
  3. Pour egg mixture into piecrust.
  4. Bake until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

No Pie Crust Option

You don’t want a pie crust? no problem.

Just bake in a pie plate that is greased on the bottom and sides with butter. Just a delicious custard.

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Custard Pie with Whipped Topping
Custard Pie with Whipped Topping

Serving suggestions

While this is simply amazing as is, you can dress this pie up.

Whipped topping

Fresh Fruit

Sugar – sprinkle on granulated sugar and put the pie under the broiler about 30 seconds or use a hand-held torch to caramelize the sugar.

Chocolate topping

Caramel topping

Sprinkle on a bit of nutmeg for a final element

Recipe Hint: when pouring the custard filling into the pie crust, it is easier to have the pie crust already sitting on the oven rack. That way all you have to do is slide the rack back into the oven. Even that is hard enough to do without spilling the filling. Yet, it is much easier than trying to carry a pie to the oven that is full of the filling.

Old Fashioned Custard Pie
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Old Fashioned Custard Pie

This old fashioned custard pie is one of my favorites. Yet, it is a simple pie. Yes, it does not look like a fancy work of art, but the flavor! Just pure comfort food for me.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: custard, Dessert, Pie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cream, Dessert, pie
Servings: 1 Pie
Calories: 3671kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Pie Crust Pre-baked

8 Inch Pie

  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/3 Tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Milk or half and half

9 Inch Pie

  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 2/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 2/3 Cup. Milk or half and half

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Pre-bake a pie crust 7-8 minutes. Let cool while you are mixing the custard filling.
  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In a blender or mixing bowl, add the eggs, sugar, salt, nutmeg, milk, and vanilla. mix until blended.
    Mixing Custard Ingredients in Blender
  • Pour into pie crust.
    Pouring Custard into Pie Crust
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted into the side of the filling comes out clean. The center may still look a bit soft. Not to worry, this will set up as the pie cools. If you bake it too long, the pie will become watery.

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Notes

Nutrition information is for 2 pies. Divide amounts in half for each pie value.

Nutrition

Calories: 3671kcal | Carbohydrates: 369g | Protein: 88g | Fat: 207g | Saturated Fat: 105g | Cholesterol: 1715mg | Sodium: 3245mg | Potassium: 2097mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 238g | Vitamin A: 5837IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 1399mg | Iron: 11mg
Easy and Creamy Homemade Pie
Easy and Creamy Homemade Pie

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