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Old Fashioned Custard Pie

Teresa

My Mom’s Old Fashioned Custard Pie is amazing. It’s always been one of my boys’ favorite pies. It’s a very simple pie made from scalded milk, eggs, vanilla, sugar and a little salt. That’s it. Quick, easy and yet very light and delicious. My boys used to enjoy this pie growing up because it wasn’t super sweet like some fruit or gooey chocolate pies are. Although my oldest’s favorite was Mom’s Peach Pie, Old Fashioned Custard Pie was my youngest son’s favorite pie. Even still, neither of them ever passed up a slice of Mom’s Old Fashioned Custard Pie.

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Quite frankly, nobody ever passed up a slice of ANY kind of pie my mom made. She was a pie baker extraordinaire. Even her sisters didn’t make pie as well as Mom used to. The only one to ever surpass her pie baking greatness was my grandma. I think that’s because she made the pie crusts the old-fashioned way–with lard!

My mom always spoiled us when we would came over to visit several times a year – especially on long holiday weekends. We would make the three-hour drive from the St. Petersburg area to Titusville on the Atlantic coast when the boys were little and Mom would always roll out our favorite recipes. As soon as my oldest could talk he would ask Grandma for her Peach Pie and, of course, she always obliged. My youngest would beg for Custard Pie.

Mom never made only one pie at a time. She always made a minimum of two pies (always different from each other), and usually she would make another batch of pies before we left a couple of days later, because those pies would be gobbled up in a day or a day and a half.

Mom’s pies were legendary (just ask all her sons-in-law!). Everyone seemed to “drop by” when they knew we were visiting because they knew Mom would have some of her delicious pies, Homemade Bread and Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls ready for us to devour. She also always made up a batch of her homemade Cinnamon Rolls for my husband who would eat those rolls over pie any day, though he usually had his share of pie too.

When my youngest graced us with a visit in mid-December 2016 (he lives a couple of thousand miles away), I decided it was high time I made up his favorite pie. Along with a Coconut Custard Pie and an Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Pie, I made up Mom’s Old Fashioned Custard Pie. It had been a really long time since I’d made any of these pies for my kids, because we’ve been empty nesters for over a decade. The boys both ate plenty of pie and their daddy finished off the rest. Because this is such a fantastic recipe I decided to share it with newer blog followers again.

If’ you’re looking for a delicious recipe for Old Fashioned Custard Pie, than this is it! Every bite is mouthwatering, and it’s a light dessert as opposed to some desserts with 2,000 calories per slice. 🙂 If you need Mom’s delicious pie crust recipe, use this recipe. If you want an easy dessert, it doesn’t get any easier than this.

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Old Fashioned Custard Pie has always been one of our favorites.

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Every bite is mouthwatering.

Old Fashioned Custard Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pie is so mouthwatering yet easy to make. It makes a great #dessert especially when you need one whipped up in a jiffy. It's always been one of my kid's favorite pie recipes because it's not overly sweet. #CustardPie #MomsCustardPie #OldFashionedCustardPie #EasyCustardPie

Old Fashioned Custard Pie is a very light dessert. 

Old Fashioned Custard Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pie is so mouthwatering yet easy to make. It makes a great #dessert especially when you need one whipped up in a jiffy. It's always been one of my kid's favorite pie recipes because it's not overly sweet. #CustardPie #MomsCustardPie #OldFashionedCustardPie #EasyCustardPie

This has always been one of my kid’s favorite pie recipes because it’s not overly sweet–just sweet enough! 🙂

Here’s what I did.

Old Fashioned Custard Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pie is so mouthwatering yet easy to make. It makes a great #dessert especially when you need one whipped up in a jiffy. It's always been one of my kid's favorite pie recipes because it's not overly sweet. #CustardPie #MomsCustardPie #OldFashionedCustardPie #EasyCustardPie

I used these ingredients.

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Beat eggs. Add sugar, salt and vanilla.

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Scald milk. Heat over a low temperature until the top of the milk starts to wrinkle (not boil!). 

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Add scalded milk to egg mixture.

Old Fashioned Custard Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pie is so mouthwatering yet easy to make. It makes a great #dessert especially when you need one whipped up in a jiffy. It's always been one of my kid's favorite pie recipes because it's not overly sweet. #CustardPie #MomsCustardPie #OldFashionedCustardPie #EasyCustardPie

Pour custard mixture into an unbaked pie shell.

Old Fashioned Custard Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pie is so mouthwatering yet easy to make. It makes a great #dessert especially when you need one whipped up in a jiffy. It's always been one of my kid's favorite pie recipes because it's not overly sweet. #CustardPie #MomsCustardPie #OldFashionedCustardPie #EasyCustardPie

Bake at 350 for about 25-30 minutes or at 300 for 45-60 minutes. I bake at the lower temperature so the crust doesn’t brown too much.

Old Fashioned Custard Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pie is so mouthwatering yet easy to make. It makes a great #dessert especially when you need one whipped up in a jiffy. It's always been one of my kid's favorite pie recipes because it's not overly sweet. #CustardPie #MomsCustardPie #OldFashionedCustardPie #EasyCustardPie

Serve Old Fashioned Custard Pie plain or with ice cream or Cool Whip.

Old Fashioned Custard Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pie is so mouthwatering yet easy to make. It makes a great #dessert especially when you need one whipped up in a jiffy. It's always been one of my kid's favorite pie recipes because it's not overly sweet. #CustardPie #MomsCustardPie #OldFashionedCustardPie #EasyCustardPie

Even though this pie is so simple, it’s always been a family favorite recipe from my mom.

Old Fashioned Custard Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pie is so mouthwatering yet easy to make. It makes a great #dessert especially when you need one whipped up in a jiffy. It's always been one of my kid's favorite pie recipes because it's not overly sweet. #CustardPie #MomsCustardPie #OldFashionedCustardPie #EasyCustardPie

This delectable Old Fashioned Custard Pie used to be eaten up quickly. If there were any slivers left, they would be gobbled up in no time.

Old Fashioned Custard Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pie is so mouthwatering yet easy to make. It makes a great #dessert especially when you need one whipped up in a jiffy. It's always been one of my kid's favorite pie recipes because it's not overly sweet. #CustardPie #MomsCustardPie #OldFashionedCustardPie #EasyCustardPie

You can serve this pie with fruit if you desire.

Here’s the recipe.

OLD FASHIONED CUSTARD PIE

(Recipe adapted from my mom, Helen Mattis, Titusville, FL)

Old Fashioned Custard Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pie is so mouthwatering yet easy to make. It makes a great #dessert especially when you need one whipped up in a jiffy. It's always been one of my kid's favorite pie recipes because it's not overly sweet. #CustardPie #MomsCustardPie #OldFashionedCustardPie #EasyCustardPie

Old Fashioned Custard Pie

Old Fashioned Custard Pie is a winner. This delicious pie is so simple and can be whipped up in no time. It's a light, airy pie that's makes a great dessert any time, but it's also a great treat for holiday baking. My kid's always loved this pie for dessert because it wasn't overly sweet. Serve plain or with whipped topping and fruit. Either way it's a culinary delight.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert, Pies
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 239 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups 2% milk (or use whole milk)
  • 1 tsp. real vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 unbaked pie shell

Instructions
 

  • Scald milk (bring just to the point where the surface bubbles and wrinkles, but does not boil).
  • Set aside.
  • Beat eggs, add sugar, salt, and vanilla.
  • Then add scalded milk slowly.
  • Line pie plate with pastry, pour in custard.
  • Bake in 350° oven for 25-30 minutes.
  • Custard is baked when knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Notes

NOTE: Coconut pie is made by adding 2 cups coconut and using only 2 eggs.
NOTE: I’ve never been able to get this to cook in less than 45 minutes. Because I didn’t want the crust to burn I reduced the temperature to 300° and cooked this pie over an hour. I tented the pie with foil after 30 minutes to avoid browning the crust.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen
 

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 440mgPotassium: 204mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 200IUCalcium: 110mgIron: 1.3mg
Keyword dessert, eggs, pie
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Old Fashioned Custard Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pie is so mouthwatering yet easy to make. It makes a great #dessert especially when you need one whipped up in a jiffy. It's always been one of my kid's favorite pie recipes because it's not overly sweet. #CustardPie #MomsCustardPie #OldFashionedCustardPie #EasyCustardPie

Old Fashioned Custard Pie is a great dessert for any dinner menu.

Old Fashioned Custard Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pie is so mouthwatering yet easy to make. It makes a great #dessert especially when you need one whipped up in a jiffy. It's always been one of my kid's favorite pie recipes because it's not overly sweet. #CustardPie #MomsCustardPie #OldFashionedCustardPie #EasyCustardPie

Be prepared to dig in!

Old Fashioned Custard Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pie is so mouthwatering yet easy to make. It makes a great #dessert especially when you need one whipped up in a jiffy. It's always been one of my kid's favorite pie recipes because it's not overly sweet. #CustardPie #MomsCustardPie #OldFashionedCustardPie #EasyCustardPie

This is a light dessert that’s terrific after heavier meals.

Old Fashioned Custard Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pie is so mouthwatering yet easy to make. It makes a great #dessert especially when you need one whipped up in a jiffy. It's always been one of my kid's favorite pie recipes because it's not overly sweet. #CustardPie #MomsCustardPie #OldFashionedCustardPie #EasyCustardPie

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Originally Published as “Custard Pie” January 15, 2016.

Old Fashioned Custard Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #pie is so mouthwatering yet easy to make. It makes a great #dessert especially when you need one whipped up in a jiffy. It's always been one of my kid's favorite pie recipes because it's not overly sweet. #CustardPie #MomsCustardPie #OldFashionedCustardPie #EasyCustardPie

Old Fashioned Custard Pie

Old Fashioned Custard Pie is a winner. This delicious pie is so simple and can be whipped up in no time. It's a light, airy pie that's makes a great dessert any time, but it's also a great treat for holiday baking. My kid's always loved this pie for dessert because it wasn't overly sweet. Serve plain or with whipped topping and fruit. Either way it's a culinary delight.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert, Pies
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 239 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups 2% milk (or use whole milk)
  • 1 tsp. real vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 unbaked pie shell

Instructions
 

  • Scald milk (bring just to the point where the surface bubbles and wrinkles, but does not boil).
  • Set aside.
  • Beat eggs, add sugar, salt, and vanilla.
  • Then add scalded milk slowly.
  • Line pie plate with pastry, pour in custard.
  • Bake in 350° oven for 25-30 minutes.
  • Custard is baked when knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Notes

NOTE: Coconut pie is made by adding 2 cups coconut and using only 2 eggs.
NOTE: I’ve never been able to get this to cook in less than 45 minutes. Because I didn’t want the crust to burn I reduced the temperature to 300° and cooked this pie over an hour. I tented the pie with foil after 30 minutes to avoid browning the crust.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen
 

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 440mgPotassium: 204mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 200IUCalcium: 110mgIron: 1.3mg
Keyword dessert, eggs, pie
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