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Easy Custard Pies with Cardamom and Nutmeg

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Spiked with nutmeg and cardamom, lusciously creamy egg custard is enveloped in a tasty sweet pastry in these Custard Pies.

Enjoying egg custard tarts with whipped cream and Lactaid caplets.

When I was a child, egg custard was a very popular dessert in our home. And, when it came to egg custard, my mom was a master chef at whipping up the creamiest, richest, most delightfully delicious custard there was ~ or has been!

I was always fascinated at how three simple ingredients such as eggs, milk, and sugar could unite to form something so delicious. Sometimes, that custard would be spiked with some cardamom or jaggery.

I was always fascinated at how three simple ingredients such as eggs, milk, and sugar could unite to form something so delicious. Sometimes, that custard would be spiked with some cardamom or jaggery.

Over the years though, as life unraveled, I discovered that I was lactose intolerant – and seemed to become more and more so each day. Well, egg custard took a backseat to cakes, pies, and lactose-free versions of egg custard. But, gosh, did I miss that hard-to-describe taste of egg custard made with the basics.

Lactaid helps me enjoy egg custard tarts with whipped cream

But then, LACTAID® Fast Act Lactose Intolerance Caplets entered my life and opened up my dessert options again! Egg custard (made with milk, eggs, and sugar) found its way back into my life! In fact, over the last three years or so, we have been making egg-custard pies for our holiday dessert table.

This past summer LACTAID® Fast Act Lactose Intolerance Caplets helped me indulge in big scoops of creamy vanilla ice cream to go with crisps like this strawberry crisp.

Tasty indulgent egg custard tarts with whipped cream

LACTAID® Fast Act Lactose Intolerance Caplets have helped me immensely by preventing the discomfort from sensitivity due to lactose*. LACTAID® is the #1 pharmacist recommended brand of lactose intolerance products. They can prevent discomfort such as gas, bloating, and diarrhea associated with digesting dairy*

By the way, you can click through on the product names to purchase LACTAID®IMODIUM®, and PEPCID AC® from Walmart.com and the products will be added directly to your cart. Click on the photo below to shop products.

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I usually place an order for LACTAID®IMODIUM®, and PEPCID AC® on Walmart.com and then head in to Walmart to pick them up. When I’m in store, all I have to do is go to the pick up kiosk and get my order.

I am hoping that by the time this holiday season rolls around, my daughter and I would have managed to unpack and redo our kitchen in our new older home so we can make a small batch of egg custard pies again. While this holiday season might be a lot quieter than holiday seasons past, I still hope to make a batch and drop off some for my mom and sister.

Getting back to these egg custard pies. The custard for these pies are based on a custard recipe my mom uses. But, the idea of making them into pies came from a show on TV.

Ever since, my daughter and I have made egg custard pies to enjoy around the holidays. Sometimes we even make a few extra to enjoy as part of our New Year’s Eve snack and dessert platter. Most times we make fresh whipped cream to accompany these egg custard pies.

How to make Egg Custard Pies?

These pies and pie shell are so easy to make:

  1. Simply mix flour, sugar, almond meal, cinnamon together.
  2. Grate in some butter, add in some egg and mix the dough up.
  3. Wrap in plastic and let dough chill for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Then unwrap and cup out discs large enough to line the bottom of a muffin tray with a bit extra to overlap the sides of the muffin cups. Set back in the fridge while the custard is being made.
  5. Then make the custard by warming some milk.
  6. Then adding milk to some egg, sugar, and cardamom and mixing well.
  7. Pour into the pie shells, sprinkle a bit of nutmeg on top, and bake.
  8. After baking, let cool and chill and serve with fresh whipped cream.
Some easy steps to make Making egg custard tarts

Whipped cream is a tasty accompaniment to a lot of holiday desserts and I plan on making sure I have LACTAID® on hand so I can enjoy those desserts I love.
If you might be dealing with discomfort such as gas, bloating, and diarrhea due to a sensitivity to digesting dairy*, please do give LACTAID® Fast Act Lactose Intolerance Caplets a try.

Spiked with nutmeg and cardamom, lusciously creamy egg custard is enveloped in a tasty sweet pastry in these Custard Pies.
Spiked with nutmeg and cardamom, lusciously creamy egg custard is enveloped in a tasty sweet pastry in these Custard Pies.

Easy Custard Pies with Cardamom and Nutmeg

Yield: 6 custard pies
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Spiked with nutmeg and cardamom, lusciously creamy egg custard is enveloped in a tasty sweet pastry in these Custard Pies.

Ingredients

For pie shells

  • 1/3 cup plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 tbsp almond meal
  • 1/2 cup chilled salted butter, grated
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp of a beaten egg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

For custard

  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup castor sugar
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Simply mix flour, sugar, almond meal, cinnamon together.
  2. Grate in some butter, add in some egg and mix the dough up, using your fingers.
  3. Wrap the dough plastic and let dough chill for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Then unwrap and place on a well floured surface.
  5. Then, cup out discs large enough to line the bottom of a muffin tray with a bit extra to overlap the sides of the muffin cups. After the 6 muffin cups have been lined, set muffin tray back in the fridge while the custard is being made.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  7. Make the custard by warming the milk.
  8. Then mix the eggs, sugar, and cardamom together well until creamy - then pour in the milk, while mixing well.
  9. Pour into the pie shells, sprinkle a bit of nutmeg on top.
  10. Lower oven temp to 350 degrees and bake for 22-25 minutes until the custard is done.
  11. After baking, remove from oven and let cool on the counter.
  12. Then serve with fresh whipped cream.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 333Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 156mgSodium 186mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 1gSugar 25gProtein 7g

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John / Kitchen Riffs

Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

Love the flavorings in this! And who can resist custard? :-)

Ben | Havocinthekitchen

Monday 23rd of November 2020

Mmm these custard pies look irresistibly smooth, silky, and luscious - who can resist? And the addition of my favourite cardamom and nutmeg makes everything even better and certainly festive. Nicely done!

Patricia @ Grab a Plate

Monday 23rd of November 2020

These look so wonderful, and I just love cardamom! What a great dessert!

Heidy

Monday 23rd of November 2020

These Custard Pies with Cardamom and Nutmeg were outstanding and so easy to make! The family loved the flavor, and we will be keeping this recipe safe to make again soon!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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