Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

We had this pie quite often when I was growing up. The first time my husband, then my boyfriend, came over to meet my parents, Mom decided to make this pie. She must have been a little flustered, because she forgot the sugar. She served him first and he started eating it without saying a word. Mom decided he was a keeper because he ate that awful pie so politely.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare pie shell and chill thoroughly, at least 30 minutes in the fridge.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Scald milk in double-boiler or in microwave.
  4. In separate bowl, whisk eggs a little, then add sugar and salt and stir.
  5. Add scalded milk, stirring constantly. Stir in vanilla and nutmeg and pour into chilled pie shell.
  6. Bake 25-30 minutes or until all but about an inch in the center is set. Be careful not to overcook.
  7. Cool completely before cutting.
  8. NOTE: This recipe works best made by hand, not with a mixer.


Most Helpful

Dh loves custard pie. I surprised him with this one and when he finished he was grinning from ear to ear and I got the good wife gold star. It's simple, it's easy and it doesn't need any improvements. It fit a 9" pie crust perfectly.

sugarpea March 19, 2009

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