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Old-Fashioned Custard Pie Recipe

Old-Fashioned Custard Pie Recipe

This recipe came from the best cook in West Virginia—my mother! I just added a little to her ingredients. I'm a widow, and my grown children live in another state. So mostly I make my custard pie for church and club functions. It's the most different pie of all the ones in my collection.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1. Unroll pastry sheet into a 9-in. pie plate; flute edge. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400°.
  • 2. Line unpricked pastry with a double thickness of foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice. Bake on a lower oven rack 10-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove foil and weights; bake 3-6 minutes longer or until bottom is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. In a large bowl, whisk eggs. Whisk in remaining ingredients until blended. Pour into crust. Cover edges with foil. Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 258 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 122 mg cholesterol, 317 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 16, 2014

"Cooked pie exactly as directed and after 25 minutes crust was still raw and pie was sloppy mess. Left it in uncovered for 30 more minutes and seemed to solidify more. Very disappointed :("

Reviewed Mar. 15, 2014

"Bake pie at 400 for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 325 and bake and additional 35 minutes or until custard is set."

Reviewed Jun. 27, 2010

"i bake 20 min as instructed and the custard was not even warm yet. this recipe needs to be updated of deleted."

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2010

"what temp do u use to bake the custard for 20 minutes."

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2008

"At what temperature do you bake the custard part of this pie?"

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