Thursday, February 12, 2009

Egg Custard Pie

Egg Custard Pie

This is a picture of my grandmother at the second location of West Gadsden Cafe (more to come on that later). She is cutting pies. They made several different kinds of pies; chocolate, coconut, lemon, sweet potato, german chocolate, strawberry and egg custard, my grandmothers favorite. Now before you turn your nose up at the sound of egg custard pie, let me tell you it is very very good!!!! It taste a lot like Creme Brulee. Grandmother didn't eat many of the pies, but she loved egg custard. The pies were made fresh daily. If there was any pie left, the people that worked there were allowed to take it home, it was never saved and served the next day. Usually the pie was gone long before time to go home. The pies had the highest meringue you have ever seen, well at the least the ones that had meringue.

Egg Custard Pie

7 Tablespoons of Melted Butter - measure after it is melted
5 eggs
2/3 Cup Sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Full Cups of Milk

Beat eggs and sugar with mixer, add vanilla, butter and milk. Pour into an unbaked pie shell and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. DO NOT OVERCOOK! Mother always said the pie was done when you laid the end of a butter knife on the pie and let it pierce the pie just a teeny bit (do not puncture with the tip of the knife, just barely let the knife pierce it) and a little bit of liquid came to the top. Now I like it when it is still warm and I always serve it before it has been in the fridge.

If you try this one, I expect a comment to tell me how you like it!


Tatersmama said...

I LOVE Egg Custard Pie and this sounds exactly like my Nana's recipe!
I can't wait to try it and I'll be sure to tell you what I think!!

cosby2 said...

One of my mother's favorite pies was egg custard also. I grew up loving it....still do. My children liked it too. It was Janna's "requested" dessert at Christmas this year. Mother's recipe was very similar to this one. Hers had a stick of butter. Yummy!! I don't think I ever ordered it at the Cafe though...always ordered Chocolate!!!

tatermama1210 said...

That pie sounds delicious! I can't wait to try it!

I can't remember where I got the cutting board that I used to roll out the cookie dough, but it's a Kitchen Aid brand. I'm sure I didn't get it anywhere too fine! I'm thinking it was Bed, Bath, and Beyond or somewhere like that.

Love your blog, by the way!