Thursday, April 8, 2010

Vintage Recipe Thursday: custard pie recipe

Vintage Recipe Thursday is meant to preserve your own original vintage family recipes, or out-of-print, copyright-free recipes from old cookbooks, magazines, newspapers, and postcards. You're invited! Get the details by clicking to the Vintage Recipe Thursday Homepage. I post recipes from the Household Searchlight Recipe Book, first published in 1931. My 16th printing is from 1943. What will you post?


Custard Pie Recipe
2 cups milk, scalded
5 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3 eggs
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat eggs until yolks and whites are blended.  Add sugar, salt, nutmeg, and extract.  Mix thoroughly.  Add milk slowly, stirring constantly.  Pour into pastry-lined pie pan.  Bake in hot oven (425 F.) until an inserted knife comes out clean. 

More Vintage Recipes from Participants:

Apple Salad with Craisins
Slow Cooked Meat Balls
Dandelion Salad


  1. Hi Joy -
    I'm running a day late...

    Custard pie brings back fond memories. I haven't made it or even eaten any in a very long time.
    It's such a nice, wholesome dessert!
    Thanks for the reminder.

  2. There is nothing better than a homemade custard, crust or no crust!


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