February 27, 2012

Old Fashion Egg Custard

Back during Thanksgiving my son casually mentioned he wished someone would make him an egg custard.     I vaguely remembered he liked the egg custard pie at Morrison’s Cafeteria (a local restaurant – now closed) when he was little.    There’s not a whole lot of things he asks for that I can do for him….he usually just goes out and buys whatever he wants so his simple request was something I was happy to do for him. 

I began searching on line for an old fashioned egg custard…one that didn’t take a lot of ingredients and didn’t take a lot of time to prepare.    I didn’t want one too “egg-y” but wanted to achieve that “just right” egg custard taste I remembered from the Morrison’s pie.    I found one on line that is a winner and today I’d like to share it with you.


egg custard

This looks almost identical to mine….I made one last night and would love to show it to you but thanks to hubby, there is only one slice left!

Old Fashion Egg Custard Pie

  • 1/4 c. butter, softened
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 3/4 c. evaporated milk
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Nutmeg
  • 1 unbaked pie shell

Cream butter, gradually add sugar, beating well.   Add eggs and flour.   Mix well.   Stir in milk and water and vanilla.   Pour into pie shell.   Bake 20 minutes at 400 degrees then reduce heat to 300 degrees for 15 minutes.     Cool in refrigerator before cutting.

One thing I do when I bake pies is cover the rim of the crust with tin foil so it doesn’t burn or get too “done”….other than that I follow this recipe to the letter and it turns out perfect!

My recipe came from here

When I made this for my son and took it up to the lake for our family Christmas, he was so excited!    Of course, all the men wanted “just a taste” but I told everyone it was for “baby Shane” (my pet name for my 37 year old son….yeah, crazy but he IS still my baby).

I think if you try this recipe you will love it just as much as we do.  


Karen said...

looks yummy ~ my oldest likes Egg Custard Pie too. Just may have to try this one for Easter.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Oh, this brings back memories!! I used to get it at Morrison's cafeteria too, when I was a kid!! LOL!! I love egg custard. Unfortunately, I'm the only one that eats it in my household. I haven't made this in years. Thanks for the flashback!!

Simply LKJ said...

Looks super yummy! My oldest LOVED vanilla custard pudding when she was little.

Sandy said...

My Mom and I would stop for lunch at Morrison's when shopping at the mall many years ago when I visited her in Florida. Both Hubby and I love custard - I'm bookmarking your recipe. Thanks!

Liquor License New York said...

Amazingly easy and really looks delicious. I'm definitely craving for a plate of that right now. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. This is definitely a must do recipe this weekend since I got my Food Handler Certification.

thistlewoodfarm said...

I just love your blog.....I have been scrolling through posts and admiring all your creativity. I truly love your sense of style and your eye for color.

Thanks for the inspiration.


Anonymous said...

My son has requested Egg Custard Pie for his 'birthday cake'.....so I have used your/this recipe!!
Thank you! I am so excited to show up with old fashioned Egg Custard Pie! He will be thrilled.

Teena Draper said...

Where do you put the nutmeg in? Some people sprinkle it on before baking and others put it in during the mixing. I was wondering which you did to get it to look so pretty.

Meghan Goforth Toomey said...

Morrison's Egg Custard Pie was my favorite...and my treat when I visited my grandparents in Meridian, Mississippi. As long I ate a meat (be it meatloaf or chicken) and a vegetable, I could have my way with egg custard pie. I can't wait to try this recipe and relive those wonderful childhood days.

KristinKiley said...

I miss Morrison's so much. Fried shrimp with the best tartar sauce, roasted potatoes, and turnip greens was my meal. Every time. And always followed with a slice of egg custard! We are in London now and I'm making this tonight for a thanksgiving dinner with friends!!

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