Egg Pie

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This egg pie recipe promises a tender, flaky crust and sweet, creamy custard filling that won’t crack as it cools. A pie that is satisfying both during the winter and summer and will always be a hit!

dessert on a wooden board

You can have egg pie either as snack or dessert. I prefer both (can you blame me? It’s so good!). With just a few basic ingredients that you surely have in your cupboard is what you need to make this easy homemade pie.

Egg pie is commonly found on display at local bakeries in the Philippines. The crust is so easy to make you don’t even need the store bought pie crust. So, enough with the small talk and let’s get baking!

dessert on parchment paper

Why this recipe works

The custard filling only takes a few minutes to make. It is made from eggs, milk, and a teaspoon of vanilla for flavor.

A single egg white beaten to a meringue then folded into the yolk custard guarantees a rich dark top that is a trademark of this beloved bakery pie.

dessert being served

Additional tips for best results.

Learn how to scald milk, scalding your milk means to heat it to a temperature just before boiling. This is important because hot milk is slowly whisked into egg yolks to incorporate them seamlessly into custard.

Use gentle folding motions, this technique is commonly used when combining light ingredients like egg whites with heavy ingredients (the egg custard).

What todo if top of the pie is already browned but the middle have not settled yet when baking? Cover with aluminum foil and bake for couple of minutes more until done.

dessert in a board on top of table

The secret ingredient is always LOVE

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Egg Pie

When making an egg pie, do not fold the egg whites completely into the mixture—just a few folds will do to lighten up the batter, and the rest should stay afloat on top of the custard. Reason being is that the egg whites on top will give the pie its familiar browned top.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: custard, egg, pie
Author: Mia

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/4 cup ice cold water

For the flan/custard

  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 3 large whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 397 grams condense milk canned

Instructions

For making the crust

  • In a mixing bowl. Sift flour and salt, add sugar and mix ingredients well.
  • Add the vegetable shortening, and mix with the flour using a two forks, pastry cutter or by hand. keep on mixing until you have a sandy/coarse textured dough.
  • Pour the cold water 1 tbsp at a time while kneading by hand until you finish all of the water. Keep kneading until smooth. Cover with cling film and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • After resting. remove from bowl and place on a flour powdered flat surface. Flatten the dough into a circular shape depending on the size/diameter of the pie pan you are using. Put in the fridge. Set aside 

For making the flan/custard

  • Heat evaporated milk in a pot over low-heat, let simmer quickly approximately 5 seconds or until you see bubbles forming on the side. This process is called to scald.
  • In a mixing bowl. Put the three whole eggs and add 1 egg yolk. Whisk while pouring gently the warm evaporated milk. 
  • Add the condense milk and stir until well incorporated. Add vanilla extract and stir.
  • Take another bowl and strain the custard mixture to remove lumps. 
  • With the 1 egg white beat with electric mixer until stiff peaks. Using a spatula fold the egg white into the custard mixture.

Making the pie.

    Pre-heat oven @ 180°C

    • Pour the custard on the pie crust you prepared and bake in the oven for 40 – 45 minute @ 180°C.
    • Remove from oven and let it cool down. Serve and enjoy! Bon Appetit!

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    5 Comments

      1. Author

        Hi Yasmin,
        Flour is not mixed in the custard/flan. Hope this helps.

        1. Hi but you just said earlier in your post –
          The custard filling only takes a few minutes to make. It is made from eggs, milk a little flour for thickening and a teaspoon of vanilla for flavor – so where is the flour on the cuatard filling recipe and instructions?

          1. Author

            Hi Lei,
            I see the problem is the post. It’s a typo error on our part so I updated the post. There was no flour used for the custard. Hope this clarifies things.


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