From what I hear you are either a custard fan or not. I grew up with flan and desserts of the sort but for some reason didn’t care for custard until much later in life. I used the following recipe to make this for a friend’s father whose favorite dessert is this.
- 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg white
- 2 1/2 cups scalded milk
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
- Mix together eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Stir well. Blend in the scalded milk. For more yellow color, add few drops yellow food coloring.
- Line pie pan with pastry, and brush inside bottom and sides of shell with egg white to help prevent a soggy crust. Pour custard mixture into piecrust. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on rack and give some time to set.
***This was the first time I made this and so being the type of person I am I made a second pie to taste test it myself before giving what I made to someone else. However, I decided to put a thin layer of chocolate on the bottom so that others in my household would partake of it too. I had to increase the baking time by about 5-7 minutes. The custard filling came out exactly as I expected and the chocolate, although I even questioned throwing that in there, was really good. Even my husband who doesn’t care for custard thought it was a nice touch.
From what the recipe stated each slice (8 per pie) has approximately 225 calories (without chocolate).