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Classic custard pie recipe

Classic Custard Pie Recipe

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This creamy classic custard pie is an elegant dessert that’s deliciously light and easy to make ahead of time. So, dig in!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 321
Author Cheryl Najafi


  • 1 pie crust deep-dish store-bought
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 sprinkle nutmeg cinnamon or mace


  • Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl with vanilla, sugar and salt then stir in milk.
  • Pour mixture through a strainer into an unbaked pie crust and sprinkle with your choice of spice.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes then lower the heat to 325 degrees and continue to bake for 50-55 minutes. The edges will be set but the center will still be wiggly. Do not allow filling to bubble.
  • Chill 4 hours or overnight.


Be sure to use a deep-dish pie plate or you will have too much filling.


Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g