"Excellent Egg Custard Pie recipe that I've worked at forever to duplicate a popular restaurant's pie! I finally got it!" — STEPHIKIN
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1 (9 inch)
refrigerated pie crust
Good job Stehpanie. I have been looking for an egg custard recipe like this. It wasn't too sweet. I loved the texture. Here is a tip when combining a hot liquid to an egg mixture. While stirring very quickly, add some of the egg mixture to the hot milk. Then pour the milk into the egg mixture(keep stirring). This keeps the eggs from cooking and turning into scrambled eggs. Personally, I think this dessert is best served completely cold. Next time I might try adding a little almond extract to see how that turns out.
I have not made this recipe yet, but just a tip when working with eggs and any hot liquid you must always temper your eggs.Just add a bit of the hot liquid and whisk it in then slowly add the rest of the hot liquid this will stop you from getting the scrambled egg taste.
I whipped this up last night as a snack before bed. I used coconut milk and left out the butter and salt. I poured this into a greased pie plate (no crust) and baked it at 350 for about an hour. I stuck it in the freezer for a few minutes afterwards until it was cool enough to eat. It turned out really good and was quick enough that I'd make it again.
I was looking for a recipe that recreated the egg custard pie of Morrison's cafeteria. This was a good pie, but not quite how I remember the cafeteria pie--granted, it's been a long time. I concur with those who note how eggy the pie was. Perhaps its a silly observation as one cannot have custard without eggs, but I'm now looking for a three egg recipe to see how that works. Also, I was uncomfortable with the idea of boiling the milk (and I wasn't sure of the point of boiling it), so I scalded it instead. I didn't cover the crust because I didn't leave much exposed. I set my time for 30 minutes because the oven wasn't quite heated up when I put the pie in--and I nearly burned the top. While the top had brown splotches, the flavor was good.
This was okay...too much of an eggy taste. I tasted scrambled egg all the way. If you like eggs this is the one to try.
This was as close to perfect as any recipe can get. It is not overly sweet. So, if you are used to a very sweet custard you'd want to increase the sugar. I did not get a scrambled egg taste at all. The crust and the top came out very brown but my oven temperature is off and I may not have set it properly. I'll watch and make adjustments the next time I bake this pie. Thanks for a great and simple recipe!
This recipe was easy to follow and easy to make. When I cut into it I found that the crust had risen to the top of the pie and the custard was on the bottom. This left the crust moist. Still enjoyable. I will try it again.
My husband's mother used to make custard pies for him all the time but she passed away before I met him. I mixed and matched a few recipes I found on here and I liked this one the best. However, I actually prefer a sweeter pie. So instead of 2 cups whole milk, I put 1 1/2 cup whole milk and half cup sweetened condensed milk, mixed them together and it was a little thicker and sweeter that way. Otherwise, great recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Restaurant Style Egg Custard Pie
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 146
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