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Silky Creamy Custard Pie

A custard pie with a light sweet flavor with a silky creamy texture. Accompanied with a recipe for a buttery and flaky crust.
Prep Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Hawaiian
Servings 8 slices

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients
  

Pie Crust:

  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter (chilled and sliced)
  • 1/2 cup iced water

Custard:

  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • nutmeg

Instructions
 

Making the Crust:

  • Whisk together the flour and salt in a large bowl. Then add in the vegetable shortening and butter.
  • With a pastry cutter, cut the mixture until it starts to resemble coarse meal.
  • Measure 1/2 cup of water then add in ice water. Let it chill the water for a few minutes then measure out 1/2 cup of that chilled water. Drizzle in 1 tablespoon at a time to the flour mixture and mix it with a spatula. Repeat the same process until all of the water is used or until there are large clumps.
  • Lightly flour a working surface. The dough shouldn't be too sticky but enough to come together easily. Fold or knead the dough until the flour has been combined well enough with the dough. Form it into a ball then cut it in half. Flatten each dough into a one inch disk.
  • Wrap each dough in a plastic wrap. Chill the dough for at least 2 hours. If you are using one dough, freeze* the other dough to be used for the future.
  • Unwrap the dough and using a rolling pin, gently form the dough into a large enough circle to fit a 9 inch pie pan.
  • Line a pie pan with the pie crust and it is optional to create designs around the edges, but it is completely fine to keep it flat.

Preparing the Custard:

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a large bowl mix together the condensed milk, hot water, salt, and vanilla extract.
  • Then in a separate bowl, beat together the eggs. Add the eggs into the milk mixture and whisk everything together.
  • Pour the filling into the pie crust then sprinkle on the nutmeg.

Bake the Custard:

  • Carefully add the pie into the oven and bake it for 30-35 minutes. To check if the pie is ready, stick a knife in the middle and if it comes out clean, it is ready!
  • Remove the pie and let it cool completely then move it to the fridge to chill until it is ready to be served. Enjoy!
Keyword crust, custard, egg, nutmeg, pie, sweet