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Strawberry Custard Pie

My Grandmother's Strawberry Custard Pie

Sweet and easy this old-fashioned custard pie is a favorite in our family and has stood the test of time.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Custard, Dessert, Old fashioned, Pie, Strawberry
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Author Tera Bare


  • fresh strawberries thinly sliced as many as you want
  • 9 ″ pie shells
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of sugar to sprinkle on strawberries I used 1/2 of it because my strawberries were very sweet
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups of whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prick pie shell and slightly bake for 10 minutes being careful not to let it get overdone. Reduce oven to 350 degrees. In a medium-size bowl, use a hand whisk to mix eggs, sugar, flour, and salt. Do not over mix! Add vanilla and milk and mix lightly. Put strawberries in the pie shell or mix into the custard base. Pour custard over strawberries and fill the pie shell. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely on a cooling/baking rack before serving. Store in the refrigerator. It’s really good cold!

Recipe Notes

Options: You can use cherries! I was able to get two 9″ pies from the recipe because I used 1 pound of strawberries, so if you use fewer strawberries, you may only get one pie. If you use a deep dish pie crust you may only get one pie. You can also use light cream mixed in with the milk. Feel free to cut back on the sugar if you have super sweet strawberries. For a sparkly topping, sprinkle with a little bit of sugar.