Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Magic Crust Custard Pie Recipe

Jun 24, 2012

Magic Crust Custard Pie Recipe

One of the easiest pies you can make using ingredients you already have on hand! Ready in 45 minutes, this is the perfect last minute dessert! Magic Crust Custard Pie from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

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OMG, where has this pie been all of my life?? I am a huge custard lover and this Magic Crust Custard Pie totally hits the spot. It is so smooth and creamy and so easy to make! My five year old daughter even loved it! She said "You need to make this more often, Mom!"
These simple ingredients are always in my pantry and fridge, so I know if I need a quick dessert, I can always rely on this recipe. Even though you blend all of the ingredients together, somehow the flour settles, and makes the crust for the pie. I love the crunchiness of the browned sugar on the top. Yum! You will love this one!

One of the easiest pies you can make using ingredients you already have on hand! Ready in 45 minutes, this is the perfect last minute dessert! Magic Crust Custard Pie from Hot Eats and Cool Reads


Magic Crust Custard Pie

by Sheena
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted, but cooled slightly
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cups milk (I used 1%)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • nutmeg
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Put all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend for 30 seconds.
Pour into a 9.5 inch buttered pie pan. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
Bake for 45 minutes until set.
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One of the easiest pies you can make using ingredients you already have on hand! Ready in 45 minutes, this is the perfect last minute dessert! Magic Crust Custard Pie from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

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50 comments:

  1. This reminds me of a common tarte found in the window of many bakeries in Belgium.

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    1. I would love to see a bakery in Belgium! Yummy :)

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  2. I love egg custard pie and I can't wait to make this! Thank you SO much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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    1. Your welcome Lisa!! It is a wonderful pie!

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  3. That looks so very good. I have just nominated you for a Versatile Bloggers Award. Come on over to see it at www.noshingwiththenolands.com Cheers, Tara

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    1. Thanks so much Tara!! I really appreciate it! :)

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  4. Delicious! I love pie. Please link up to Wild West Thursday. Hope you stop by.

    http://www.thegirlinthewildwest.com/

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  5. How cool that the flour settles and makes a crust. I'm going to have to try this out. Thanks for linking up at Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday

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  6. Ooo, my husband LOOOOVES Custard Pie! The "magic" in this has me intrigued. Thanks for sharing at Weekend Potluck!
    ~Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

    http://4littlefergusons.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/steak-salad-patriotic-potluck/

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    1. We love this one too!! It has me intrigued too! :)

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  7. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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  8. This pie is in the oven....A blender pie! How easy is that?

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    1. I hope you loved it Angie! It's one of my favorites!! :)

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  9. Hi Sheena, I finally got your pie recipe up. Hop on over and check it out. www.alilcountrysugar.blogspot.com. And the pie is fabulous! I like it out of the fridge better than warm. YUMMMMM-O!

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  10. This looks amazing...bookmarked...cant wait to try it out

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  11. I'm unsure if I did something wrong but mine came out like the love child of flan and scrambled eggs. Not what I was hoping for.

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  12. Where does the brown sugar come in? I don't see that in the recipe.

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    1. This recipe only has white sugar. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Quick question: Do I need to melt the butter or soften the butter before adding it to the other ingredients?

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    1. Just edited the recipe to include this info. Thanks!

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  14. Wonder if you could add fresh fruit like raspberries to this pie? After blending ingredients and pouring into pie plate, wonder if adding the fruit would change the way it cooks? Hmmmmmm will have to give it a try.

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    1. I think you could! Maybe put the fruit in the bottom of the pie plate and pour the pie mixture over top? Let me know if you try it!

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  15. In the oven now! I substituted 1 tsp coconut extract and 1 tsp pineapple extract....hoping for a pina colada feel.

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  16. Sheena: I have tried various recipes I found on Pinterest, but have never written a comment until now. Being that it's only 2 days before Thanksgiving, and given the fact we will be cooking a traditional meal at home that day following a free Thanksgiving meal prepared and served at our church that morning (like 3 a.m.) I was looking for an easy pie recipe. It's just not Thanksgiving without a piece of pie, you know, however not everyone is a fan of pumpkin (me, I love it). I triex your recipe this afternoon so my family could try it. Dare I say it is gone! So I asked my wonderful hubby to assist me in preparing a couple to take to church. Less than 5 minutes later they were in the oven. He couldn't believe it...except that he saw it! The recipe is super easy with common ingredients (as you said) and is deliciously creamy and really makes a crust! I can see myself adding my own tweaks on favoring, and will definitely be making this pie for many years to come, a new family favorite! Thanks for sharing. Hope your holidays are as awesome as this recipe! :-) Sandi Miller, California

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    1. I'm so glad you loved it, Sandi! Thanks so much for the awesome comment and I hope your holidays are wonderful!! :)

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  17. hi, would like to make the pie. but my oven heats only to 250 degrees. what shall i do?

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  18. Is this pie best warm, room temp, or chilled? Pie looks so simple and delicious, but trying to decide how far in advance to make it.

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    1. I like it room temp! If you'd like to make it ahead of time, just refrigerate and take it out about an hour before serving! Enjoy!

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  19. Just made this.... WOW! Too Easy and delicious!!!

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  20. I just recently made this pie and it was not what I was expecting. It just tasted like egg and was not creamy at all. I followed the recipe, but wonder if there was something I did wrong? I am not sure what it would be, but it just was not very good

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    1. Me too. I'm sure it's because the custard is baked too hot so it curdles. If you want a smooth, flan or creme brulee-like texture, the oven temperature must be lower. I wonder if you baked this in a water bath if you could still get the "magic crust" and crispy top? This wasn't our favorite, but I'm glad I finally tried the mythical magic crust thing all over Pinterest.

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  21. you said (I love the crunchiness of the browned sugar on the top) what brown sugar?

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    1. There is no brown sugar, but the sugar in the recipe browns a little on the top when baking.

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  22. Thank you for the simple recipe! I like the taste of vanilla custard. I have a question -- Have you tried it using a hand mixer instead of blender? I do not have a blender. It looks like there is a layer of yellow oil floating on top when it was baked. Do you think it is because I used a hand mixer instead of blender?

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    1. It turned out delicious!! The "oil" also was absorbed when it cooled. Thank you so very much for such a quick, delicious dessert! I will check out your other recipes.

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    2. I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks so much for your feedback and I hope you find some other recipes you love! :)

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  23. This used to be called Impossible Custard Pie, 30 years ago, with different variations. Usually used Bisquick. There was Coconut, cheese burger, chocolate.

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  24. I do not have a blender. Can I used my mixer instead?

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  25. Does it have to be baked in a glass pie pan or is a metal one ok?

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  26. i am NOT a baker. i found a pie pan in my cupboard, washed the rust off of it and did this! it came out PERFECT! Taking it over to my mother's home for holiday dinner tomorrow and she is not going to believe that I, her kitchen-phobic daughter, made this gorgeous pie.

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