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Mom's Custard Pie Recipe
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Mom's Custard Pie Recipe

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Just a single bite of this traditional treat takes me back to the days when Mom would fix this pie for Dad, Grandfather and me. Mom also regularly prepared pies for large gatherings. This dessert was often requested. -Barbara Hyatt, Folsom, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 254 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 122 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  2. Separate one egg; set the white aside. In a small bowl, beat the yolk and remaining eggs just until combined. Blend in the sugar, salt and vanilla. Stir in milk. Beat reserved egg white until stiff peaks form; fold into egg mixture.
  3. Carefully pour into crust. Cover edges of pie with foil. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Remove foil; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Mom's Custard Pie in Taste of Home October/November 1998, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 254 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 122 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

"Made this pie today thanksgiving morning. It set when it sat out of the oven and it was DELICIOUS"

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"I was looking for a good custard pie recipe where the crust wouldn't get all soggy as it sat, This recipe was delicious and my family keeps asking when will I make it again."

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Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"Followed the directions exactly and as I was "folding" the beaten egg white into the egg/sugar/milk mixture realized it's not mixing. I"m trying to fold in 1 egg white into 3 cups of liquid! It's been cooking for 20 minutes and looks like a lumpy mess. I'm so frustrated! There goes 2 hrs of baking a pie that may taste fine but the texture (one of the key aspects of the pie) is ruined? How else is everyone else getting a smooth/creamy texture? Did they add the beaten egg white into the eggs, before the milk? I'm also questioning whether or not 1/2 c. of sugar is enough, every other recipe calls for 3/4-1 c. sugar."

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"This pie just would not set for me! The top was burning but the inside was liquid. What could I have done wrong? Ingredients were all correct."

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Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013

"This was great. But, here's what my grannie taught me to do. Cook the pie crust in one pie tin and cook the custard separately, in a same size pie tin. That's 2 pie tins. When the crust is done, take it out and let it cool while the custard is cooking. When the custard is done, let it cool and then run a knife gently around the edge to loosen it and - are you ready for this??? - slide it into the cooked crust! Your crust won't be soggy and since the tins are the same size, it looks like the custard was cooked in the crust. It slides in pretty good, so there's no problem there:) She said it was called a Slide Pie:)"

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