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Old-Fashioned Egg Custard Pie

Old-Fashioned Egg Custard Pie is a classic, simple dessert that only takes a few minutes of preparation and uses basic ingredients you are sure to already have.

Old-Fashioned Egg Custard Pie

A sweet and creamy custard makes this simple Old-Fashioned Egg Custard Pie a delight to eat. This is a pie that is satisfying both during the cold weather months and the warm months and it will always be a hit. Just a few basic ingredients that you are sure to have on hand are all that is needed for this easy homemade pie.

Old-Fashioned Egg Custard Pie

Old-Fashioned Egg Custard Pie can be eaten either warm or cold. I prefer cold. Let it cool completely before slicing or the filling will be runny. If you want to eat it warm, heat it briefly by the slice in the microwave.

Old-Fashioned Egg Custard Pie

The custard filling only takes a few minutes and one bowl to mix together. It is made from eggs, butter, milk, sugar, a little flour for thickening and cornmeal for texture, and a teaspoon of vanilla for flavor.

Old-Fashioned Egg Custard Pie

You can use either a store bought refrigerated pie crust or a homemade pie crust.

Old-Fashioned Egg Custard Pie is a pie that’s been around for ages and stood the test of time. You won’t believe how easy it is to make and delicious it is to eat!

Old-Fashioned Egg Custard Pie

You can use a store bought pie crust or use this recipe for a Flaky Pie Crust. It’s so easy to make. Watch the video below to see how.


Old-Fashioned Egg Custard Pie

Old-Fashioned Egg Custard Pie

Old-Fashioned Egg Custard Pie is a classic, simple dessert that only takes a few minutes of preparation and uses basic ingredients you are sure to already have.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
TOTAL: 40 minutes


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 9-inch unbaked pie crust, either homemade or store bought


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Mix all ingredients together and pour into unbaked pie crust.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Let cool completely before slicing. Refrigerate leftovers.


Calories: 434kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern

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Recipe Source:Jack Daniel’s Hometown Celebration Cookbook, Volume II


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65 thoughts on “Old-Fashioned Egg Custard Pie”

  1. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    I do love a classic egg custard pie, and like you, I enjoy eating it cold. Thanks for reminding me how delicious it is… I have to make the recipe soon!

  2. This pie looks delicious! Love how easy this pie is to whip up! I am such a sucker for custard and am swooning over all of these pics!

  3. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Your pie slices beautifull! Wonderful recipe and I particularly love the photos ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Oh, I am going to have to make this for my husband. Egg custard tarts are his favourite. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    This pie looks like it’s perfect in all the right spots! I don’t think I ever had a egg custard pie so I’m ready to change that!

  6. Oh this pie looks delicious! I haven’t had dessert in a few days and I am dying for some!! haha

  7. This reminds me of my Moms custard pie, saved the recipe because it is one of my favorites. Just looked through your pies and they are fantastic!!

  8. Bam's Kitchen

    Christin, you certainly know your way around desserts and your camera. Oh my goodness these photos belong on the front cover of Southern Living magazine, if they are not already. Just pinned!

  9. caroline aaron

    I grew up in a family that loved desserts and this was always a favorite as well as the chocolate pie. Brings back memories of family reunions and my mom and granma in the kitchen baking everyone’s favorites.

  10. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    This pie looks delicious! I’ve never heard of an egg custard pie but it sounds right up my alley! And that pie tin is gorgeous! Pinned!

  11. What a rich and delicious pie that looks like! Never tried custard pie, but it sounds like a great classic ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    I am such a sucker for custard. LOVE this pie — and your photos are stunning as always! Pinned ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Carol at Wild Goose Tea

    I am going to comment again, because I didn’t give proper notice to the custard pie. I love custard.
    This is one of those forgotten recipes, which is a shame. Thank you for the awesome reminder!

  14. Carol at Wild Goose Tea

    This pie look delish, but I relooked more closely at the other pies. Wow too. The Jefferson Davis pie
    is really unusual. Cool!

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      It is really unusual. I had never tried Jefferson Davis Pie until I made this one and I was surprised at how much I liked it!

  15. My husbands grandmother makes an egg custard pie that he loves. I’ve never tried making one before, but now I have the perfect recipe! This looks delicious!

  16. Amy (Savory Moments)

    This pie looks scrumptious! I love custards and I love a good pie. Is this similar/same as a chess pie?

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