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Custard Pie

Custard Pie is a delicious, old-fashioned, southern dessert with a buttery crust, a smooth and silky custard filling, and a dash of nutmeg on top.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups whole milk, room temeprature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • 1 unbaked pie crust

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Lightly spray a 9 ½ inch pie pan with nonstick spray.
  • Place unbaked pie crust in the pie pan, pressing dough against the sides of the pie pan.
  • Beat together sugar, eggs, nutmeg, and vanilla. Add milk and whisk until smooth.
  • Pour mixture into pie shell.
  • Sprinkle the nutmeg lightly on top of the custard.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until set.

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Notes

  • Using room temperature eggs and milk help with even cooking.
  • You’ll be able to tell when it’s done by doing a simple jiggle test.  Try gently shaking the pie pan and if the center of the pie jiggles slightly, it’s done!
  • This pie tastes and cuts best when chilled.