Grandma's Egg Custard Pie

Total Time
55mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
35 mins

This pie is so easy to make and won the 1999 American Pie Council's Pie Championship in the Custard Pie Category.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shells, deep dish
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 34 cup white sugar
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 12 cups scalded whole milk
  • 14 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 drops yellow food coloring (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix together eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Stir well. Blend in the scalded milk. For more yellow color, add a few drops yellow food coloring.
  3. Brush inside bottom and sides of pie crust with egg white to help prevent a soggy crust. Pour custard mixture into piecrust. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
  4. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. (Please adjust according to your oven) Cool on rack.