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.
The trick to making an old-fashioned custard pie is to cook it very slowly and evenly.
Yield: makes One 9″ Pie
- 3 eggs
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1⁄4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1 (9″) unbaked pie shell
- 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°.
- 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.