The Old Fashioned Custard Pie

Old Fashioned Custard Pie is a recipe that you need to have in your pie recipe collection. It’s a classic favorite.
Custard pie is a super easy pie recipe to make. There are only a handful of simple ingredients, and it’s very easy to put together. There are a lot of people who enjoy a good, classic custard pie, and that’s what this one is. Old Fashioned Custard Pie has been around a long time– and for good reason! It’s a keeper.

History of the Old Fashioned Custard Pie

A custard pie is characterized as any type of uncooked custard filling combined with a pre-baked crust, and then baked together. The inclusion of a large number of eggs in a custard pie recipe means that it’s a very rich pie. Buttermilk pie, pumpkin pie, chess pie and lemon pie are all considered to be different varieties of custard pie.
Ancient Romans were the first to discover how eggs work as a binding product in baking. So custard pies and tarts began to appear during the Middle Ages. And of course, they’re very popular today! 
Ingredients :
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
How to prepare :
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Beat your eggs slightly, then add sugar, salt, nutmeg, and milk. Beat well and poor into the unbaked pie shell. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Sprinkle the top of pie with fresh ground nutmeg and serve.