Old School Egg Custard Pie

Transport yourself to a bygone era with this Old School Egg Custard Pie recipe. A timeless classic, this pie brings the comforting nostalgia of simple, homemade goodness. The velvety custard filling and golden crust create a symphony of flavors that’s sure to warm your heart.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

For the Pie Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3-4 tablespoons ice-cold water

For the Egg Custard Filling:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)

Preparation Steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

For the Pie Crust: 2. In a food processor, pulse together the flour, sugar, and salt.

  1. Add chilled butter cubes and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Gradually add ice-cold water, one tablespoon at a time, and pulse until the dough comes together.
  3. Form the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Roll out the chilled dough and line a pie dish. Trim the edges and refrigerate while preparing the filling.

For the Egg Custard Filling: 7. In a bowl, beat eggs and sugar until well combined.

  1. Heat the milk until it’s warm but not boiling. Slowly whisk the warm milk into the egg-sugar mixture.
  2. Stir in vanilla extract and nutmeg, if using.
  3. Pour the custard mixture into the prepared pie crust.


  1. 11. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-55 minutes or until the custard is set, and a knife inserted comes out clean.
  2. Allow the Old School Egg Custard Pie to cool before serving.

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