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slice of old-fashioned egg custard pie on a blue willow plate

Old-Fashioned Egg Custard Pie Recipe

This old-fashioned egg custard pie recipe is handed down from my great-grandmother. It's an easy pie to make with a sweet, silky texture. It's sure to be a family pleasing addition to any meal."
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
extra cooking time if not done after 35 minutes. Check every 5 minutes until done.: 5 mins
Servings: 6 8 if you want smaller slices
Calories: 199kcal
Ingredients
Ingredients
  • 6 eggs -
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 ⅔ cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • teaspoon ground allspice - optional – we enjoy it in the pie.
Instructions
Instructions
  • Move your oven rack to lowest position and preheat your oven to 450°
  • Using a wire whisk and a medium bowl, or electric mixer on medium, mix the eggs until well blended.
  • Next, add the milk and sugar and blend well. Then add the vanilla, salt, and spices and mix well.
  • It's a good idea to place your pastry lined pie plate on the oven rack and then pour the filling into it. This helps prevent any spilling. I also place a baking sheet under the pie while it cooks, just in case.
  • Bake at 450 for 20 minutes
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 350° and continue baking for 10 to 20 minutes. Check every 5 minutes until a knife inserted halfway between the center and edge comes out clean.

Notes

If you want to enjoy a warm slice, let the pie sit on a cooling rack for 15 - 20 minutes before slicing.
Cover and refrigerate any pie you have left. This is of course assuming you have some left. Chilled pie is very nice, especially with hot coffee!
If you prefer a chilled egg custard pie, let the pie sit for 15 minutes on your cooling rack. After 15 minutes, cover the pie and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
If you've never had egg custard pie before, I believe you're in for a treat. Remember, a warm egg custard pie will be less firm than a chilled one so the texture of the two is slightly different.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Old-Fashioned Egg Custard Pie Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
199
Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
175
mg
58
%
Sodium
 
400
mg
17
%
Potassium
 
208
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
22
g
7
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
22
g
24
%
Protein
 
9
g
18
%
Vitamin A
 
414
IU
8
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
149
mg
15
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.