Custard Pie

  • Serves

    makes One 9" Pie


The trick to making an old-fashioned custard pie is to cook it very slowly and evenly—don't be tempted to open the oven to peek until near the end of the baking time.


  • 3 eggs
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 1 12 cups milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 14 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 (9") unbaked pie shell


Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°. Prick 9" unbaked pie shell all over with a fork and bake till lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove; lower oven to 300°.

Step 2

Beat eggs, sugar, milk, vanilla, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Pour into crust. Bake until custard is set but still a bit wobbly, about 1 hour. Cool completely before cutting.

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