Originally Posted by Kylie1969
I have noticed a big variance in the amount of eggs and yolks that are used in all the different recipes
The recipe I have, only has one egg yolk, which I thought was not much considering it is egg custard and yet other recipes had up to 9 eggs
This is the recipe I use. It is an old recipe that makes a basic pie, nothing fancy.
Grammy’s Custard Pie
4 eggs slightly beaten
¼ t salt
½ cup granulated sugar
½ T almond extract
½ t vanilla extract
2 T soft or melted butter (you can melt the butter while heating the milk)
3 cups scalded milk
Nutmeg to taste
1 Unbaked pie crust
Combine all ingredients and pour into prepared crust and sprinkle with additional nutmeg.
Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes and reduce temperature to 325 degrees F and bake an additional 30 to 40 minutes, until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
½ cup of coconut can be added to this basic mixture.
I usually do this using a blender and heat the milk in the microwave.