Grandma's Egg Custard Pie

This pie is so easy to make and won the 1999 American Pie Council's Pie Championship in the Custard Pie Category. Show more

Ready In: 55 mins

Serves: 8

Yields: 1 pie

Ingredients

  • 1 (9 inch)  unbaked pie shells, deep dish
  • 3  eggs, beaten
  • 34 cup white sugar
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1  teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1  egg white
  • 2 12 cups  scalded  whole milk
  • 14 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3  drops  yellow food coloring (optional)
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix together eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Stir well. Blend in the scalded milk. For more yellow color, add a few drops yellow food coloring.
  3. Brush inside bottom and sides of pie crust with egg white to help prevent a soggy crust. Pour custard mixture into piecrust. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
  4. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. (Please adjust according to your oven) Cool on rack.
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Most Helpful Review

Wonderful egg custard pie! I was surprised that I didn't like this pie that much initially given the reviews and since I love egg custard. I tried it the night I made it after it was chilled in the refrigerator. The flavor was good, but the custard was too light, more flan-like. After it was refrigerated overnight, however, the custard became firmer and was wonderful. I will be replacing my regular egg custard pie recipe with this one. Recommend making a day ahead of time. See all activity

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