Just a single bite of this traditional treat takes me back to the days when Mom would fix this pie for Dad, Grandfather and me. Mom also regularly prepared pies for large gatherings. This dessert was often requested. -Barbara Hyatt, Folsom, California
The custard filling only takes a few minutes and one bowl to mix together. It is made from eggs, butter, milk, sugar, a little flour for thickening and cornmeal for texture, and a teaspoon of vanilla for flavor.
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shells, deep dish
3 eggs, beaten
3⁄4 cup white sugar
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg white
2 1⁄2 cups scalded whole milk
1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 drops yellow food coloring (optional).
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Mix together eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Stir well. Blend in the scalded milk. For more yellow color, add a few drops yellow food coloring.
Brush inside bottom and sides of pie crust with egg white to help prevent a soggy crust. Pour custard mixture into piecrust. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. (Please adjust according to your oven) Cool on rack.
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