Classic Custard Pie – Home Cooking Adventure

This amazing Custard Pie is a classic dessert with a rich, creamy texture. With its buttery crust and smooth custard filling infused with a hint of nutmeg it’s the perfect dessert for any occasion. Each bite bursts with flavor offering a delightful explosion of creamy goodness.

Whether it’s the highlight of a family gathering or a sweet treat on a lazy afternoon, this custard pie never fails to impress. Its simple ingredients and comforting taste make it a timeless favorite for dessert lovers of all ages.

How to make Custard Pie

The recipe for this custard pie is quite easy and can be made in advance. Start by preparing the crust, blind bake the crust and then prepare the custard filling.

How to prepare the crust.

In a large bowl, mix together the butter, powdered sugar, and salt until light and fluffy. Add the egg and continue mixing until well combined and creamy. Gradually incorporate the flour into the butter mixture until fully combined, being careful not to overwork the dough. Wrap the dough with plastic wrap, shaping it into a disc, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Roll out the chilled dough between two pieces of parchment paper or plastic wrap until it reaches about 13 inches (33cm) in diameter. Press the dough onto the bottom and edges of a 9-inch (23cm) pie pan, crimping the edges as desired. Refrigerate the crust for about 30 minutes before baking.

Line the chilled crust with parchment paper and fill it with dry beans, rice, or pie weights to prevent it from puffing up during baking. Bake for 20 minutes. Then, remove the weights and parchment paper, and return the crust to the oven to bake for another 10 minutes. If the edges begin to brown too quickly, cover them with a tart shield or aluminum foil shield.

Allow the partially baked crust to cool slightly on a wire rack. Lower the oven temperature to 325°F (160°C).

How to prepare the custard pie filling

Whisk together the eggs with sugar and salt until well combined. Gradually incorporate the milk and cream, followed by the vanilla extract and freshly grated nutmeg. Be careful not to overmix the mixture to avoid creating air bubbles. Sieve the custard mixture to remove any coagulated bits of egg.

Gently pour the filling into the pre-baked pie crust. Grate some additional nutmeg over the top of the pie for added flavor.

Bake the pie for 40-45 minutes, or until the edges are set but the center still has a slight wobble. If necessary, cover the edges with a tart shield or aluminum foil shield while baking to prevent over-browning.

Carefully remove the pie from the oven and allow it to cool completely on a wire rack at room temperature. Once cooled, refrigerate the pie for several hours or overnight before serving.

Hope you will give it a try as I am sure everybody will be delighted. If you do, don’t forget to share the photos with me on Instagram. Enjoy!

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