This very old recipe has a small amount of milk and a bit of flour stirred into the custard, so it bakes up more dense than a traditional custard. And the nutmeg adds a wonderful flavor to this heavier baked pie. Serve warm or cold with whipped cream.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
Bake pie shell at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 5 minutes. Set aside.
Combine melted butter or margarine, sugar, flour, milk, vanilla, and nutmeg. Add beaten eggs, and blend well. Pour filling into partially baked pie shell.
Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 45 to 55 minutes, or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Do not overcook.