Homemade Elva's Custard Pie Recipe

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Homemade Elva's Custard Pie Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on April 06, 2024

This classic custard pie recipe is a timeless dessert that will remind you of grandma's cooking. With a flaky crust, creamy custard filling, and a sprinkle of nutmeg on top, this pie is sure to become a family favorite.


  • 1 9-inch pie crust, unbaked
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Beat eggs in a mixing bowl. Add sugar, salt, and vanilla extract, mix well.
  3. Gradually stir in milk until well blended.
  4. Pour custard mixture into pie crust.
  5. Sprinkle nutmeg on top.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes at 425°F, then reduce heat to 350°F (180°C) and bake for an additional 30-35 minutes, or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely before serving.

Interesting Facts

  • Custard pie has been a popular dessert in America since the colonial era.
  • The perfect custard pie should have a smooth and creamy texture with just the right amount of sweetness.