Refreshing Custard Pie

Nestled in the heart of summer’s embrace, or perhaps as a comforting whisper amidst the cooler months, there exists a delightful confection that promises to soothe the palate and refresh the spirit— the refreshing custard pie. This delightful dessert harmoniously combines the silky-smooth, creamy essence of custard with the tender, flaky embrace of a perfectly baked crust, offering an indulgence that is both satisfying and surprisingly light. Ideal for any gathering, or a solitary moment of sweet reprieve, this recipe is an ode to simplicity and elegance, aiming to provide an effortlessly refined ending to any meal. Prepare to embark on a culinary journey that will introduce your taste buds to a refreshing custard pie, a dessert that stands as a testament to the timeless beauty found in the simplicity of its ingredients.


  • 4 eggs
  • 6 Tablespoons butter or margarine, melted and cooled
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg or to taste
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries, blackberries, or peaches
  • Whipped cream for garnish


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix eggs, cooled butter, milk, sugar, vanilla and flour at high speed in food processor, blender or mixer until well-blended.  Pour into greased 9-inch glass pie plate.  Sprinkle nutmeg on top.  Bake for 45 – 55 minutes, until puffy and golden.  Serve with fruit and whipped cream.

SERVES:  6 – 8

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