Friday, July 23, 2010

Breakfast Of Champions or Happy Ending

I made this last night and OMG it was amazing! For weeks I've been craving egg custard. But it's an odd craving so I did my best to just ignore it. Until I could ignore it no longer. I had to bake a pie. I used a small pie plate I guess because I ended up with three baby ramekins of extra custard. Only two are shown though because I ate the smallest one moments after it came out of the oven. Even taking the time it took to make my own crust, it was a very simply and not all that timely event. And so incredibly worth it. Light and eggy and creamy and delish! Would be lovely with fresh whipped cream and raspberries but I didn't have either in the house so I served it plain jane.

Egg Custard Pie


* 1 9" unbaked pie crust (freeze the other crust for later use)
* 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 nutmeg


* Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
* Whisk together eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla. Add scalded milk (I don't know what makes milk "scalded" so I just microwaved it for two minutes. It tastes fine so I assume that was good enough.).
* Add pie crust to pie pan. Brush inside with egg white (I ran out of eggs and just used a bit of cream instead). Pour egg mixture into pie shell. Add nutmeg (which I didn't read until after I tossed it into the egg mixture. Whatever.)
* Bake 30-35 minutes or until knife comes out clean.

This is so easy and so yummy that you might want to make two. A day. Just for yourself. All those eggs, it's practically an omelet, no? Breakfast of champions if you ask me!


Tammy B said...

I love egg custard. I have not had it in years. Years ago, I would go to the Picadilly and get three vegetables and egg custard. That was my treat. I don't think they have it anymore.

Preppy Mama said...

mmmm, I will be trying this one. Looks delish!

SouthernProletariat said...

Oh I will have to try this...My husband loves egg custard pie, and I have never come across a recipe that I have felt brave enough to try. (I am not the best cook) I just might surprise him this weekend! Thanks for sharing...

Editor of The Dandy American said...

OH DAMN!!! I love egg custard. I want to dive into that picture face first. It looks heavenly. Top it off with whip and Haagen Daz Vanilla. You're definitely marriage material. Kudos

living well said...

This sounds good and actually like a perfect breakfast! I'm gonna try to make it!


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