Old Fashioned Egg Custard Pie Recipe

Old Fashioned egg custard pie recipe is a traditional southern dessert which takes only minutes to prepare. Using farm fresh eggs and a handful of simple ingredients this dessert will grace your table a few times a month.

homemade old fashion egg custard pie

Old Fashioned Egg Custard

Hands down, by a landslide, this old fashioned egg custard pie is a great option to serve each week. Well,  more if you’d like, and you may just like that idea. This old fashioned egg custard pie is worthy enough to allow you to shamelessly lick the plate clean.

Hey, I’m not here to judge.  How you pick up every morsel of deliciousness is not my business.

We began raising poultry for various reasons. The main reason is the ability to consume an egg from a truly free-range hen.

The second is the countless hours of free entertainment they provide. You know exactly what I’m saying.  In all honesty, outside of the garden and preserving foods where else do we truly spend most of our time? With our little feathered dinosaurs and other livestock, of course.

The world of Google and the land of Pinterest offers many recipes for making egg custard pie. However, most of the recipes provide a dense custard pie. Let me be the first to tell you, this is not what you’ll get from our recipe.

As a pantry to table recipe, preserved eggs which have been frozen can be used in lieu of fresh eggs. To go even further, utilizing duck eggs for baking elevates this old fashioned egg custard pie recipe.

Freezing eggs while egg production is bountiful allows you the opportunity to have eggs when the flock has slowed down during the winter months.

Duck or Chicken Eggs?

Overall, my family prefers duck eggs over chicken. The rich flavor found is duck eggs cannot be denied.

Not only are they excellent for cooking, they are exceptionally delicious to bake with.  Here’s why:

  • The whites of duck eggs have more protein than chicken eggs, which helps to create a higher and lighter product.
  • The yolks found in duck eggs are richer in flavor due to its fat content, allowing baked good to be richer in flavor.

Egg Conversion

Depending on the age and breed of the duck you will more than likely receive eggs in various sizes.  Keep in mind, because duck eggs have more protein and a higher fat content you should not consider them equal to chicken eggs when using them as an ingredient.

  • large duck egg is equal to 2 chicken eggs
  • small duck egg is equal to 1 large chicken egg
  • large duck egg is equal to 3 Bantam chicken eggs

If you’re not raising ducks don’t worry!  Chicken eggs or eggs which have been frozen do just fine for making this egg custard pie recipe.

Homemade old fashion egg custard pie

Easy Egg Custard Pie

This old southern recipe was passed down from Justin’s family. Being a true southern egg custard pie there’s one ingredient which you will not see often in modern versions, cornmeal.

Now before you turn up your nose to this recipe, don’t. Give it a go, I can promise you, you’ll not regret it. Especially if it is accompanied with a hot cup of coffee with a splash of our homemade Irish Cream Liquor in it. Amen.

Ingredient

  • 4 large duck eggs, or 6 chicken eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 9-inch buttery pie shell

Equipment

  • pie dish
  • mixing bowl
  • hand whisk
  • measure spoons
  • measuring cup
add all the ingredients for egg custard pie into a mixing bowl

Instructions

  1. Prebake oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a mixing bowl add all ingredients.
  3. Gently hand whisk the ingredients until the eggs are thoroughly blended, making sure to not over mix the eggs.
  4. Grease the pie dish with lard or butter, add the pie shell. Next, slowly add the egg custard mixture to the pie shell.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, test the center to ensure the egg custard pie is cooked.
gently whisk the ingredients together for this egg custard pie recipe

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Old Fashioned Egg Custard Pie

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: old fashioned egg custard pie
Cost: $4

Ingredients

  • 4 large duck eggs, or 6 chicken eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 9-inch unbaked pie shell

Instructions

  • Prebake oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a mixing bowl add all ingredients.
  • Gently hand whisk the ingredients until the eggs are thoroughly blended, making sure to not over mix the eggs.
  • Grease the pie dish with lard or butter, add the pie shell. Next, slowly add the egg custard mixture to the pie shell.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, test the center to ensure the egg custard pie is cooked.

Notes

By allowing the egg custard pie to slightly brown on top creates a caramelization from the sugar. 

This old fashioned egg custard pie can be thrown together in minutes and makes an excellent dessert item.

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