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Old-Fashioned Baked Custard

"You likely have all the ingredients for this delicious dessert in your kitchen right now," says Melissa Bruce of Crystal River, Florida. The old-fashioned treat has a smooth custard filling and crunchy golden top. At 12¢ a serving, it's an inexpensive as it is tasty.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup stick margarine, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • In a blender, combine all ingredients. Cover and process until smooth. Pour into a greased 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 301 calories, 16g fat (4g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 246mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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  • melissa
    Dec 25, 2016

    This was far too buttery and greasy- a stick of butter was way too much and this came out very wet with grease sitting around the sides and top of the finished custard. I was sopping at it with a paper towel... really unappetizing. I've made successful baked custards before with no butter and won't be trying this recipe again.

  • mamaknowsbest
    Sep 7, 2014

    This crustless pie is a favorite in our house! To simplify things I skip the blender and beat by hand. Tastes wonderful as is or with the addition of cinnamon. I make this simple dessert about twice a month. You can't go wrong with this old-fashioned custard.

  • Char-lovetobake2
    Dec 4, 2010

    I make custard all the time (Hubby's favorite), but like my Pumpkin pie custard, I zap it in the MICROWAVE. After preparing it I place in a 2 qt.baking dish and place it into a 3 qt., add HOT water 1/2 way up sides and microwave for 9-12 minutes, testing to see if it's done with a knife.

  • LessieG
    Jun 16, 2010

    I really enjoy this easy bake and clean up recipe. I made one change to the recipe I use a half cup of Graham Cracker crumbs instead of the flour, I add it at the very end blend it in then place into the pie plate(actually a caserole dish) and place in the oven. The graham cracker crust ends up on to hence the newly namedUpside Down Custard Pie

  • bearco
    Oct 16, 2009

    The flavor was not good.

  • susany
    Aug 31, 2008

    I difinitely give this 5 stars. This was so easy and tasted great. The crunchy top was a nice touch.