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
- 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.