Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

You will love this as much as I did. I never could get enough and neither can my kids.


  1. Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of foil (heavy duty is best).
  2. Bake shell at 450°F for 8 minutes.
  3. Then remove the foil; bake for 5 minutes more.
  4. remove from the oven and set shell to the side.
  5. Separate one egg; set the white aside.
  6. In a mixing bowl, beat the yolk and remaining eggs until combined.
  7. Then blend in sugar, salt and vanilla extract.
  8. Stir in the milk.
  9. Take remaining egg white and beat until stiff peaks form; then carefully fold into egg mixture.
  10. Slowly and carefully pour into crust.
  11. Cover the edges of the pie with foil.
  12. Then bake at 350°F for 25 minutes.
  13. Remove foil from edges and bake 15-20 minutes more or until you can insert knife in the middle and it comes out clean.
  14. Cool pie (wire rack is best and quickest).
  15. Sprinkle on nutmeg and store in the refrigerator.
Most Helpful

This pie didn't turn out right for me. I don't know what I did wrong but the first comment made about it was "it tastes like an omlette" I also thought it smelled like scrambled eggs. It just didn't look right either.

photogirl78 November 15, 2008

I'm really sorry, but we didn't enjoy this one. I followed the recipe exactly, and it just didn't work for us. I don't know what I did wrong with it, especially as all the other reviewers loved it, but I don't plan to make it again. Thanks for the recipe though :)

BowerBird January 17, 2006

I love my sister-in-laws egg custard pie, but have never gotten her recipe. I've never tried to make one before, but this one was so easy. I don't know what took me so long! I made this for a cookout on Sunday and everyone liked it that had room in their bellies to try it! This is definitely a keeper. I baked my pie crust for 8 minutes, covered, but didn't bake it the extra 5 minutes, due to my oven. Everything else, I did exactly as written. Thank you for this wonderful recipe! UPDATE: I made this again for a friend and she said to tell you how much they enjoyed it. It reminded her of her moms pie.

keen5 June 22, 2005