Old Fashioned Milk Pie

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Diana

My son-in-law has been trying to replicate (for years) a childhood favorite his mother made -- milk pie! We all laughed and teased him until I found this delicious version which I'm sure is destined to become a family tradition.

Top Review by ReeLani

DH got talking yesterday (Thanksgiving) about the milk pie his paternal grandma used to make and how much he liked it. His mom said she'd eaten it but had never made it and didn't have a recipe. I made this for dessert tonight and told DH we were having a dessert experiment, since I couldn't tell from reading the reviews how it would turn out. I mixed the sugars, flour and salt with my fingers in the crust, as I was supposed to. I warmed the cream as one reviewer mentioned, and I stirred the milk and cream and dry ingredients together in the crust, also as someone mentioned. After the baking time was done I turned off my oven but left the pie in the oven as it cooled down. I admit to being surprised that it "set up" so much. I showed it DH and finally told him what it was and he said it looked exactly like what his grandma used to make. After an hour chilling in the fridge we cut into it, and DH was thrilled. He said it was just what he remembered and has now eaten three pieces. For me the flavor is a little underwhelming, but I made this for DH, and he's very happy with it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix sugar, flour and salt in pie shell with your finger.
  2. Add the cream.
  3. Finish filling crust with milk.
  4. Sprinkle with nutmeg (or cinnamon).
  5. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes, then 350°F for 40 minutes.

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