Vanilla Meringue Custard Pie

Nancy Allen


This is a wonderful custard pie with vanilla in the custard and in the meringue, just plain YUM!


★★★★★ 1 vote

6-8 servings
20 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


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9-inch single plain pastry shell, baked (your favorite)
1 c
granulated sugar
1/4 c
1/8 tsp
2 1/2 c
egg yolks, well beaten (reserve the whites)
2 Tbsp
butter, softened
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract


egg whites, stiffly beaten
1/8 tsp
1/4 tsp
cream of tartar
6 Tbsp
granulated sugar
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract

How to Make Vanilla Meringue Custard Pie


  • 1Prepare your favorite pastry crust in a 9 1/2 inch pie plate. Bake according to your directions and then let it cool while you make your custard filling.
  • 2Custard-In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat until slightly thickened, stirring constantly.
  • 3Quickly stir 1/3 cup hot mixture into beaten egg yolks. Return this mixture to saucepan. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla extract.
  • 4Spread evenly into shell. Set aside. Meringue-Preheat the oven to 375F. Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add salt, cream of tartar, sugar, and vanilla extract, beating until stiff and shiny.
  • 5Quickly spread over filling to the edge. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven; cool in refrigerator for 2 hours to set properly before serving.

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About Vanilla Meringue Custard Pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American

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