This custard pie is a dreamy dessert that will satisfy any sweet tooth. It has a smooth, creamy filling on top of a perfectly golden crust, and every bite of this classic custard pie is a delight to your taste buds. Oh, and maybe best of all, this pie takes just 10 minutes to prep!
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The Best Custard Pie
This old-fashioned custard pie is a delicious nostalgic delight that will wow your guests, and it'll wow you with how easy it is to make.
And the result speaks for itself. The pie filling is silky smooth, and creamy, and has a delightfully sweet flavor. Pair that with a perfectly cooked buttery crust and a dusting of powdered sugar, and you've got yourself one heck of a desert.
Also, if you've never made a pie before, this recipe is a great place to start. It's seriously so simple, just like this Reese's pie recipe.
And since it's quick and easy to put together, I love making this custard recipe as a Thanksgiving dessert. It makes serving dessert to a group of people effortless, and everyone always raves over how delicious it is.
By the way, if you want something to serve it with - to make a complete Thanksgiving dessert - this pumpkin ice cream is pretty delicious.
- Milk- I used whole milk for a richer filling, but any milk will work. Make sure it's at room temperature.
- Sugar- granulated sugar for the addictive sweet flavor.
- Eggs- make sure they are at room temperature.
- Vanilla extract- for flavor.
- Pie crust- a storebought pie crust works best to save time. You can use a homemade pie crust if you want.
- Powdered sugar or whipped cream- for topping the pie. Sometimes I'll add fresh berries too.
And you can use a lot of these same ingredients to make this coconut pie, so you'll want to check that out next!
How To Make Custard Pie
Step 1: Prepare the Pie Crust
First, you're going to preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Next, you're going to grease a pie plate with butter. Then, roll the unbaked pie crust over the pan, and pinch the edges of the pie at the rim with a fork or with your fingers to form a defined crust.
Step 2: Mix the Ingredients
Now, in a large bowl, beat the milk, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until combined. Once the egg mixture is completely combined, carefully pour the filling into the pie crust.
Step 3: Bake and Serve
Next, bake the pie for 1 hour, or until the creamy custard pie filling sets and the pie dough is golden brown. Then, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
Once cooled, keep the custard pie on the pie plate, top it with as much powdered sugar as you want, and cut it into about eight slices. Dish it out on serving plates, and enjoy!
How To Store This Egg Custard Pie
As I just mentioned, this silky creamy custard pie makes about 8 slices, depending on how you slice it. If you're serving it at a family get-together for a holiday celebration, there probably won't be any slices left.
However, if there are leftovers, this is such a good pie to store and eat later in the week. To store, either wrap the entire pie dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate it or transfer the pie slices individually to an airtight container and store it in the fridge for about 4 days.
To freeze custard pie, first, let the pie cool down completely at room temperature. Then wrap it in two or three layers of plastic wrap and put it in a freezer-safe bag. The pie will last in the freezer for about 4 months. Then whenever you want to enjoy a slice, let it thaw in the refrigerator or at room temperature.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know when my egg custard pie is done baking?
The crust will be a deep golden brown, and the edges of the pie will be set and firm, but the center should still jiggle slightly.
Can I make this pie ahead of time?
Absolutely! This is actually one of the best make-ahead pie recipes, so it's especially great for Thanksgiving! After you bake the pie, just let it cool completely. Then cover the pie dish in plastic wrap and refrigerate it overnight for the best results. The pie will stay good for about four days. When you're ready to serve, just take it out of the fridge and serve cold. It tastes even better chilled!
More Dessert Recipes
If you enjoyed this egg custard pie, we have a ton of delicious easy dessert recipes that I think you'll love too.
Give one of these a try next:
- Cream cheese pie
- No bake Oreo pie
- Million dollar pie
- Pumpkin custard Pie
- Mississippi mud pie
- Cherry cheesecake
- Churro cheesecake bars
- Jello pudding pie
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180ºC).
- Grease a pie mold and roll out the pie crust, pinch it at the rim with a fork or with your fingers.
- In a bowl, beat milk, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until combined. Pour over the pie crust and bake for 1 hour, or until it sets.
- Let it cool and serve with powdered sugar or whipped cream on top.
Serving Size:1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 9g