Slice of Life Sunday

Egg Custard Pie

I have thought alot about my grandmother this week. It has been fun remembering the times I spent with her as a child. One common theme runs in almost every memory – grandma’s kitchen. She spent a good part of her day in the kitchen. She made every meal “from scratch” and many times altering recipes to match the ingredients she had on hand. A basic pie recipe she used was for Egg Custard Pie. Sometimes she would make it plain and other times she would add things like berries or coconut. Sometimes she would add cinnamin. I have read many Egg Custard Pie recipes and most call for scalded milk. My grandma never scalded her milk and I never thought to ask her why. I do know the baking time is a little longer with grandma’s recipe. Whether plain or dressed up, this is a very easy pie to make and it is very good!

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5 eggs

2 cups milk

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla




Stir eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla until well blended. Pour into pie shell, sprinkle generously with nutmeg, and bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until set.


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  1. I had looked every where for a plain ole egg custard pie like my grandmother made and thanks to i finally found it. My grandmother made this for me every week sometimes twice week , i did not like plain ole milk or eqqs but she could make this and i could get both. So thank you very much you are a life saver for mr. Have a great day and God Bless you. Oh yeah maybe you would have the old fashioned pineapple angel pie if so let me know.

    Comment by Mary Gonzales — March 26, 2009 @ 1:57 am | Reply

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