Custard Pie

Add coconut to this smooth custard for a tropical spin on a classic custard pie recipe.



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Servings: 8
Yield: 8 slices
Prep Time: 25 mins
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Ingredients
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    recipe Pastry for Single-Crust Pie (see recipe below)
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    eggs
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    1/2  cup 
    sugar
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    2   teaspoons 
    vanilla
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    ground nutmeg
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    2   cups 
    half-and-half, light cream, or whole milk
Pastry for Single-Crust Pie
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    1 1/4  cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/3  cup 
    shortening
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    4 - 5   tablespoons 
    cold water


Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare and roll out Pastry for Single-Crust Pie. Line a 9-inch pie plate with pastry. Trim; crimp edge as desired. Line pastry with a double thickness of foil. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake 4 to 5 minutes more or until set and dry. Remove crust from oven; reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
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Meanwhile, for filling, in a mixing bowl slightly beat eggs with a rotary beater or fork. Stir in sugar, vanilla, salt, and nutmeg. Gradually stir in half-and-half until mixture is thoroughly combined.
3.
Place the partially baked pastry shell on the oven rack. Carefully pour filling into the pastry shell.
4.
To prevent overbrowning, cover edge of pie with foil. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm (cool on wire rack for 1 hour) or chilled (refrigerate within 2 hours). Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.
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Makes 8 slices.
Pastry for Single-Crust Pie
1.
Stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of the bowl. Repeat moistening dough, using 1 tablespoon of the water at a time, until all the dough is moistened. Form dough into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten dough. Roll dough from center to edge into a circle about 12 inches in diameter.

Variation
  • Coconut Custard Pie: Prepare as above, except stir in 1/2 cup toasted coconut with the half-and-half.
    Per wedge: 340 cal., 21 g total fat (10 g sat. fat), 128 mg chol., 188 mg sodium, 32 g carbo., 1 g fiber, 7 g pro.
    Daily Values: 8% vit. A, 1% vit. C, 8% calcium, 7% iron
    Exchanges: 2 Other Carbo., 4 Fat
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 305, Fat, total (g) 18, chol. (mg) 128, sat. fat (g) 7, carb. (g) 29, Monosaturated fat (g) 7, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3, sugar (g) 12, pro. (g) 7, vit. A (IU) 389, vit. C (mg) 1, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 20, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 166, Potassium (mg) 127, calcium (mg) 81, iron (mg) 1, Other Carb () 2, Fat () 4, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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