How to Make Egg Custard Pie Pioneer Woman

Ree Drummond or also known as the Pioneer Woman from Food Network was originally not a food blogger let alone a chef. However, she succeeded in writing delicious recipes and gained her more readers. Out of the many recipes she’s made, the egg custard pie pioneer woman recipe is delicious and yet easy to make. 

An egg custard is a cake pie that is mostly using pie crust and fillings in the process. As the name implies, the ingredients of this egg custard use eggs as the main ingredient. Eggs are useful to make the custard chewy and soft in texture.

In addition, egg custards are also usually made with a mixture of milk and vanilla, giving it a creamy texture. This type of cake pie is often made in various sizes, toppings and flavors. You can actually make it during your busy schedule at home. Thus, you need to follow the essential ingredients and instructions in making the egg custard pie pioneer woman recipe

Ingredients

For a fail-proof recipe, here’s what you need for the egg custard pie pioneer woman recipe:

The pie crust:

  • All-purpose flour— 1 ¼ cup
  • Granulated sugar— 1 tsp
  • Salt— ½ tsp
  • Unsalted butter— ½ cup (to smear)
  • Cold water— ¼ cup

The custard filling:

  • Whole eggs— 3 (whipped)
  • Milk— 1 cup
  • Butter— 4 tsp
  • Granulated sugar— 1 cup (sweet to taste)
  • All-purpose flour— 1 ½ tsp
  • Vanilla extract— 1 ½ tsp
  • Cornstarch— 1 tsp (dilute with a bit of water)
  • Ground nutmeg— ¼  tsp

Instructions for Making Egg Custard Pie Pioneer Woman 

Crust:

  1. Mix flour, sugar, and salt with butter. 
  2. Mix until grainy with a pastry blender. 
  3. Add egg yolks, mix until smooth. Then, add cold water just enough until the dough forms a ball. 
  4. Put the mixture together in a plastic wrap. Then store in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before use. 
  5. Remove from the fridge, let it soften a bit. Form the dough into a ball in a buttered pie mold or use a muffin tin. 
  6. Set aside in the refrigerator while making the filling. 

Fillings:

Melt the butter and milk on medium heat. Beat eggs, sugar, flour, vanilla extract, cornstarch and nutmeg until blended. 

Final step:

  1. Preheat the oven at 425°F. Place the chilled dough in a pie plate that has been lined with a baking parchment. Bake the crust for about 10 minutes.  
  2. Pour the filling into the pie crust shell and bake for another 40-50 minutes (until the pie crust is golden brown). 
  3. Turn down the heat to 325°F if the pie filling looks like it’s popping. 
  4. To serve, add additional nutmegs and other toppings while still hot. 

In Closing

The egg custard pie pioneer woman recipe is one of the most sought desserts for many home cooks out there, especially for a busy career woman. The crunchy crust texture with soft and sweet egg custard filling is perfect for accompanying your cup of coffee or hot tea in the afternoon.

It’s just that the baking process takes a bit longer, about 1 hour, more or less. However, it’s worth baking and waiting for. To save you some time, you can use the frozen puff pastry skins that are ready to use to make it practical. 

Egg Custard Pie Pioneer Woman Recipe

  • Author : Sarah Hanna
  • Cuisine : American
  • Type : Salad
  • Difficulty : Medium
  • Prep Time : 40 minutes
  • Cooking Time : 1 hour
  • Total Time : 1Hour 40 Minutes
  • Servings : 8

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Benny Adam Blade

Hi, I'm Benny Adam Blade. I was born into a lucky family. I have 5 brothers and 2 sisters. I love writing, reading, watching videos, and studying. I love plants and I love art. Life is very beautiful, so enjoy it by working, doing good and benefiting many people.

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