The 12 Pies of Christmas: 6 Geese-A-Laying Custard Pie

Today’s Pie is Egg Custard Pie. It’s not made from goose eggs, but it was still fun to bake. I just used regular old eggs–FIVE eggs in this little pie, to be exact. It was quick to prepare, so if it tastes good, I’m sure I’ll bake one again.

I mixed together eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, a dash of salt and scalded milk (which is pretty much just warm milk, but every recipe I found called for it in this pie).

It was such a liquidy batter that I decided to pour it into the crust right in the oven, and somehow, I did not spill a drop. Whew.

I wasn’t able to fit all of the filling into the crust. I did not want it to spill over, so I was conservative and left a bit in the bowl. Boy, I had to push that oven rack back in VERY SLOWLY.

 

 

 

 

The last thing to do before baking it was to sprinkle nutmeg on the top. It baked for about 40 minutes, and it was a bit jiggly when I took it out. I waited for it to cool before anyone has a taste.

This afternoon, we attended a Santa photo session to benefit Rockdale County’s food bank. Anyone who brought food could have a free photo with Santa. I was so proud of my daughter and her friend who agreed to be elves for the event. There was a good turnout, and lots of food was collected for needy folks in our community.

When we got home, I cut the pie and had a bite.

The slice came out perfectly, and the texture did seem custardy. I’ve never tasted this kind of pie before, and it turns out that egg custard pie really does taste like…well, eggs.

A couple of family members had bites. My husband wasn’t a huge fan. His face reminded me of a child’s face when opening a present that they hate, but they know they have to be polite. It was sort of a pain-with-raised-eyebrows kind of look. You know the look–my parents are looking, so I’d better smile and say thank you?

My brother-in-law said it seemed right to him. He’d had it before, and said it was very similar. So I guess I didn’t screw it up?

I think I’m filing Egg Custard Pie under the category of “Pies That Turned Out Just Right But That Doesn’t Mean I’m Making Them Again.”

I think next time, I’ll choose a recipe that has more sugar or less egg. Who knows…it sure is a pretty piece of pie, though.

Tomorrow, Seven Swans a Swimming! In the mean time, anyone want some Egg Custard Pie?