lemon custard pie

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Nancy J. Patrykus
from Spokane, WA

This is my first attempt at a custard pie. Granny made them all the time...From her hand written recipe I tweaked it, with less sugar and added lemon juice for a tart taste. Hers was always way to sweet for me. I baked this on 7/2/12..today 7/4/12 it dissappeared! Just went poof! right before my own eyes! and I live alone!!...LOL

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 6-8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For lemon custard pie

  • 1
    frozen pie crust...thawed... or make your own recipe.
  • 4 md
    eggs...beaten
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/4 c
    white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 2 c
    scalded milk
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1 tsp
    ground nutmeg
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How To Make lemon custard pie

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375. Prepare 9 inch pie pan with crust. I prick the crust all over with a fork, bottom and sides. Bake crust for five minutes. Remove...set aside.
  • 2
    In a bowl mix together sugars,& salt. Scald milk, remove from stove. Beat together corn starch, lemon juice,and beaten eggs . Beat well in to the hot milk. I cooked all for a couple minutes on the stove...stirring all the time., to start the setting process. ****Optional...you can add a couple drops of yellow food coloring..to your liking. Only for color. MIX in well....
  • 3
    Pour into the crust.. Sprinkle top with nutmeg. Place on center rack. I put a sheet of aluminum foil on the rack under the pie...incase of drips! Bake for abour 50-60 minutes... When half way baked..carefully cover edges with aluminum foil.....so they do not get to brown...like mine did!! Test with a knife. edge of pie will thicken first...center will be almost set. Remove to a rack to cool. Refrigerate till serving time.
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