The Old Fashioned Custard Pie

This classic custard pie is a timeless dessert that brings together simple ingredients to create a rich and creamy treat. The smooth custard filling paired with a flaky pie crust is a delightful combination that will surely satisfy your sweet cravings.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Easy to make with minimal ingredients.
  • Perfect balance of sweetness and creaminess.
  • Great for any occasion or as a comforting dessert.


  • 1 unbaked pie shell (I use Marie Callendar’s deep dish)
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 2-2/3 cups of milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Beat the eggs slightly in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add sugar, salt, nutmeg, and milk to the eggs. Beat well until combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie shell.
  5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the custard is set.
  6. Remove the pie from the oven and allow it to cool.
  7. Sprinkle the top of the pie with fresh ground nutmeg before serving.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 35-40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Servings: 8
  • Kcal: 250 per serving


Store any leftover custard pie in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Cover it with plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container to maintain freshness.

Recipe Tips:

  • For a richer flavor, you can substitute some of the milk with heavy cream.
  • Make sure not to overbake the pie to prevent the custard from becoming rubbery.
  • Serve the custard pie chilled or at room temperature for the best taste experience.”

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