My first all-homemade pie, part 2.

So, I just finished making my pie.  A custard pie.  Here are the ingredients:

  • 1 parbaked 9-inch pastry shell (I used the one I made in my previous post)
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Nutmeg

First, preheat the oven to 400F.  In a small bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk with the hot water.  Gradually whisk in the eggs, making sure they don’t cook and clump up.  Add the vanilla and salt and stir until combined.  Pour the mixture into your pie crust and sprinkle the top with nutmeg.

Bake for 10 minutes at 400F then, while the pie is still in the oven, reduce the heat to 300F and bake for 30 minutes more or until the custard is set and the pastry is done.  You can tell when the custard is done when a knife blade comes out clean after its inserted into the centre of the pie.

Cool and enjoy!

Do you like pie?  What sort of pie do you like?  I’d love to hear your thoughts and recipes!

Happy baking!



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