This Custard Pie recipe is another fan recipe I am pleased to share with the readers of Simply Trini Cooking. It is a simple recipe, one that has been tried and true, especially to Jessica Deo ( one of my fans) and her family. I am therefore very honoured and grateful that she was willing to share this recipe with us. Not everyone is willing to share their family recipe with the world. Many tuck their favourite recipe away in a drawer in the kitchen, and there it stays.
That is why I had decided to share my mom's and family recipes (I didn't want to lose them also). I would say it was a good thing I did what I did because my mom passed away a few years ago, after I had already gathered a number of recipes from her. Thankfully, I have many recipes from my mom.
Anyway, custard pie for most people is custard baked in a crust. This recipe is just a custard without the crust. It is just milk, eggs, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. If you are looking for a gluten free dessert, this one is definitely it. However, if you want to bake yours in a crust you can prepare one.
I suggest you try a rolled-oats pie crust...
Combine 1 cup of oats, ⅓ cup all-purpose flour (or almond flour), sugar, and ⅓ cup melted butter in a mixing bowl. Then pack the mixture firmly and evenly in bottom and sides of the dish. Bake the crust for 15 minutes and let it stand for five minutes or until it cools before you add the custard mixture.
Jessica's Custard Pie
Anyway, back to the custard pie recipe. Jessica Deo told me cooking is her passion, and she enjoys trying new recipes. The experience of making this recipe was amazing as she learnt this recipe when she was a child.
As a child my mum would always make this for us. Now, I wanted to know how to make this amazing tasting dessert. In my memory whenever my mom made it, I remember being amazed by how milk can be baked. I was about 5 years old and always loved helping in the kitchen.
I felt as though its something to always keep in the family as its one of my dad's favorite as well. Since I'm the one always doing the cooking...I said why not learn to make it? So my mum would teach me to make it the old fashion way, with just milk and ginger. Nowadays, we all love a little more twist to anything! And that's by me adding both cinnamon and nutmeg. Now it smells like Christmas! It's so simple and easy to make. I hope you guys enjoy it.Jessica Deo, Cooking Enthusiast
I encourage you to try this recipe and tell us what you think as well. Here is Jessica's Custard Pie recipe.
Custard Pie Recipe
2 cups evaporated milk
1 tin condensed milk
1 tsp. grated ginger
½ tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. cinnamon
Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature.
Step 1 : Prepare the ingredients (6 beaten eggs, 2 cups evaporated milk, 1 tin Condensed milk, ½ teaspoon of nutmeg and cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon of grated ginger).
Step 2 : To a large bowl add evaporated milk.
Step 3 : Then add condensed milk to the evaporated milk.
Step 4 : Add eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg to the evaporated milk and condensed milk.
Step 5 : Whisk all ingredients together. Mix well for about 2 minutes.
Step 6 : Pour into a baking dish. And then add the baking dish into a water bath (Bain Marie). (Note: the top tray holds the custard mixture, and the bottom tray has the water).
Step 7: Finally, preheat the oven at 250°C and bake for 45 minutes.
Step 8: After Baking allow the custard pie to cool for 45 minutes and then cover with foil and refrigerate for at least two hours before cutting.
Step 9: Cut and enjoy! Once you cut it, you should still refrigerate uneaten portions of the custard pie.
If you like this one, you might also want to try another custard recipe, Crème Caramel.
Well, that's it for another wonderful and innovative recipe...Just like Jessica you too can have your favourite recipes published on Simply Trini Cooking. Contact us either through email or on our facebook group. We'll be happy to help out.