Quick Egg Custard

Total Time
20 mins
15 mins

Comfort food good warm or cold. Can make as a pie as well. Baking time is reduced because milk is scalded beforehand.

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  • 4 slightly beaten eggs
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 12 cups milk, scalded
  • nutmeg
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell, if making pie.I use Pillsbury from the refrigerated section in the grocery


  1. Mix well: eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla.
  2. SLOWLY stir in scalded milk.
  3. Butter small baking pan (I'm sorry, I can't tell you exactly what size as I always triple this recipe for my large family).
  4. Pour mixture into pan.
  5. Dash nutmeg over top.
  6. Bake at 475F for 5 minutes; Then reduce heat to 425F and bake for 10 minutes longer, or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. If making a pie, pour into 9" pie shell. Let pie set.