Family Recipes

Granny Moody’s Egg Custard

Heather Artripe
Springdale, Ar

Granny Moody’s Egg Custard
4 lightly beaten eggs, room temperature
¾ C sugar
½ tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 ½ C whole milk, room temperature
9 inch unbaked pie crust
Pinch ground nutmeg


Preheat oven to 350.

Place your pie crust in its dish on a baking sheet.

In a bowl, add eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla, and milk. Whisk to combine.

Place your baking sheet and pie crust in the oven, pull out the oven rack so you can pour your custard into it. Pour in the egg mixture. Carefully sprinkle with nutmeg.

Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.

This is the first thing I ever remember making. My Granny wasn’t keen on having anyone in her kitchen, until I came along. As soon as I was big enough to drag a chair across her kitchen floor, I was helping her create magical southern delicacies. We made at least one Egg Custard each week. She taught me a lot about cooking and life in her kitchen. That is where my love for cooking and teaching blossomed. I am the only person in our family now that makes them and they taste exactly like Granny Moody’s.