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“Good old-fashioned comfort food. This has been my dad's favorite dessert for 80 years! The rest of us love it too. For the pie shell, try my Lauren's Easy-Roll Pie Crust.”
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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare pie shell and chill thoroughly, at least 30 minutes in the fridge.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Scald milk over low heat. You can skip this step, but your custard will be a little “weepy.”.
  4. In separate bowl, whisk eggs a little, then add sugar and salt and stir.
  5. Beat in scalded milk, only a little at a time (to avoid coagulating the eggs), stirring constantly. Stir in vanilla.
  6. Pour through strainer into chilled pie shell, removing as much foam as possible (foam makes the pie-top burn).
  7. Sprinkle nutmeg or cinnamon on top to settle any remaining foam. Best to sprinkle by hand in order to get a super-light dusting over the top; avoid clumping.
  8. Set pie at a lower height in your oven, not too close to the top.
  9. Bake about 25 minutes, or until knife inserted comes out clean.
  10. We prefer this pie eaten warm, but it’s also excellent cold. Let it set a little before cutting so that it will keep it’s shape.

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