The Old Fashioned Custard Pie

When it comes to desserts, old fashioned custard pie is in a league of its own.

Custard pie is a true Southern icon, representing a sacred simplicity we seldom see these days.

A custard is a luscious mixture of milk, sugar, and flavorings thickened with eggs. Just one bite of an old fashioned custard pie takes fans back in time, and tasting the nostalgia is pure bliss.

The recipe we found is not only easy and delicious, but it also has an impressively high review score from over 400 home cooks! Pictures truly don’t do this recipe justice, and its flavorful silkiness is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted.




1 unbaked pie shell (I use Marie Callendar’s deep dish)
3 large eggs
½ cup of sugar
½ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of nutmeg
2-2/3 cups of milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract




Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Beat your eggs slightly, then add sugar, salt, nutmeg, and milk. Beat well and poor into the unbaked pie shell. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Sprinkle the top of pie with fresh ground nutmeg and serve.

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