This traditional grandmother style homemade custard pie is the kind of comfort dessert that will make you feel cherished. The egg custard, made without even a drop of flour, is so soft and delicious, and the warm yellow color looks like a slice of the Sun.
Custard pies, served with whipped cream, white chocolate shavings or grated coconut, is a delicious dessert, very easy to make as well. It’s also ready in under one hour, so if you have guests coming over and want to serve a dessert, this recipe might be worth looking into.
You can either make your own pie crust or get one off the shelf, depending on how much time and effort you want to spend on making this pie. This pie doesn’t require you to bake the crust first and separately, which makes the prep process easier. And the custard doesn’t need to be cooked first with constant stirring.
It is also necessary to use scalded milk. Because during the process of scalding proteins are denatured, the scalded milk influences the texture of the custard. Recipes that use other kinds of milk usually will need flour or starch to make the custart have the right consistency.
You can use a variety of toppings to decorate this pie with. I personally like nuts, coconut or white chocolate shavings, maybe a bit of whipped cream or Cool Whip and cocktail cherries. But of course, you can have any kind of toppings you like. I hope you enjoy the recipe, just follow the quick walkthrough below.