sure like a piece a’yer custard pie

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sure like a piece a’yer custard pie

(h/t Led Zeppelin) • Originally uploaded by wesh

This recipe can be found on p. 227 the old-school spiral-bound Joy of Cooking, Irma Rombauer & Marion Rombauer Becker’s invaluable compendium of all things traditional in the kitchen.

Cheese Custard Pie

Prepare and bake an 8-inch pie crust, at least 2 inches deep.

Brush the inside of the crust with egg white.

Scald

  • 1.75 c. of whole milk or cream.

Reduce the heat and add:

  • 1 c. of grated cheese.

Stir until the cheese is melted, then add:

  • .5 tsp. salt
  • .25 tsp. paprika
  • .5 tsp. grated onion
  • a few grains of cayenne

Remove the mixture from the heat and beat in, one at a time:

  • 3 eggs

Fill the pie crust and bake it until the custard is firm, about 45 m.

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