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Old Fashioned Caramel Pie Recipe
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Old Fashioned Caramel Pie

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"This rich caramel custard pie is a classic favorite. The secret is to make the caramel in a cast iron skillet! Serve it with lightly sweetened whipped cream if you like."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins

    4 hrs 25 mins


  1. In a medium saucepan, mix together 1 cup sugar, flour, salt, milk, and egg yolks, stirring until smooth. Cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup sugar in a 10 inch cast iron skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar is caramelized. Remove from heat and carefully pour into warm cream mixture. Stir until smooth. Pour mixture into pastry. Chill completely and serve with whipped cream
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 14, 2010

This recipe is very similar to the one my great-grandmother used to make. She added a few pats of butter and a few drops of vanilla extract at the end. Oh, and she put the left over sugar in a cast iron skillet and cooked it in the over for about 35-40 mins at 375. That gave her time to cook the custard. I prefer it topped with a meringue.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 05, 2006

Made this today and when I poured the caramelized sugar syrup, it all broke up into little bits of hard sugar all through the pie. I tried to pick it out the best I could, but some still remained. I'm not sure what I did wrong, but I'm not planning on making this again

Dec 22, 2006

I used this recipe once before, I'm so glad it's here. My brother in law requested a caramel pie like grandma used to make and this was the only recipe i could find. He loved it!! Thanks for sharing it. I'm making it again.

Mar 14, 2003

This is a wonderful pie! I made it for my family, and even my brother-in-law (who has never liked caramel pie) loved it!! I will be making this pie again.

Apr 30, 2004

Not that hard to make and really good. I had always wante dot make a caramel pie and this was my first. I will make it again.

Jul 29, 2011

I grew up on a pie made from a very similar recipe.Maybe a little less sugar. And Mom always made a meringue topping. Delicious.

Nov 12, 2005

I thought this was pie was way too sweet, but my husband liked it, so maybe it's just a matter of taste.

Mar 12, 2012

Saundra, I've been looking for this exact recipe for several years since I lost the one of a good friend of mine. Thanks for sharing it. Leeflea


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  • Calories
  • 388 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.8 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 107 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 187 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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