Photo: Oxmoor House
Total Time
2 Hours 30 Mins
Yield
Serves 10 (serving size: 1 slice)

This simple custard pie originated in the 1800s as a way to use ingredients typically on hand: butter, flour, and sugar or maple syrup. Similar to the Hoosier Pie is the Pennsylvania Chess Pie; both were created, it's believed, by Shaker and Amish cooks.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate. Fold edges under; flute.

Step 3

In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt. Add half-and-half, and mix well.

Step 4

Combine whole milk and egg yolks in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk; add to sugar mixture, and whisk to combine well. Stir in vanilla.

Step 5

Pour mixture into prepared crust and sprinkle nutmeg over top. Bake at 375° for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until filling is set and lightly browned. Cool completely before serving.

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