Grandma’s Egg Custard Pie

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1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust

3 eggs, beaten

¾ cup white sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg white

2 ½ cups scalded milk

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

3 drops yellow food coloring (Optional)


Step 1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

Step 2
Mix together eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Stir well. Blend in the scalded milk. For more yellow color, add few drops yellow food coloring.

Step 3
Line pie pan with pastry, and brush inside bottom and sides of shell with egg white to help prevent a soggy crust. Pour custard mixture into piecrust. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

Step 4
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on rack.

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