Old-Fashioned Custard Pie


Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
4 large eggs
2-1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon salt


1 Unroll crust into a 9-in. pie plate; flute edge. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400°.
2 Line unpricked crust with a double thickness of foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice. Bake on a lower oven rack until edges are golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove foil and weights; bake until bottom is golden brown, 3 to 6 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.
3 In a large bowl, whisk eggs. Whisk in remaining ingredients until blended. Pour into crust. Cover edges with foil. Bake at 400° until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.

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Total Time
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + chilling
Makes 8 servings
note: Pastry for a double-crust pie is needed only if a braided crust is desired. To prepare braided crust: Trim pastry even with the edge of the pie plate; brush with water. From the top pastry, cut 12 strips, each 1/4 in. thick. Using three strips at a time, braid pastry on edge of crust, attaching ends together. Press down gently. Bake as directed.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 258 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 317mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.

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