Tarte a Bouillie (French Custard Pie)

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Kim D.

This recipe was found in a New Orleans cookbook and is posted as a request. I haven't made it yet, but it looks delicious.

Top Review by Tammy F.

The custard tasted great...although the recipe only made enough to fill the pie crust half way.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For crust, cream together sugar and shortening.
  2. Add beaten egg, flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt.
  3. Knead slightly, then roll out dough on a floured surface to fit the size of your pie pan. (Crust will be thick)
  4. Place dough in pie pan and form it up the sides.
  5. Prick the bottom of the pie crust slightly with a forkfork.
  6. For filling, bring 2/3 cup milk to a boil.
  7. In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup cold milk, beaten eggs, flour, sugar and salt.
  8. Slowly add the milk and egg mixture to the boiling milk and cook until thick.
  9. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  10. Pour custard into crust and bake in a pre-heated oven at 400°F until brown.

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