Magic Crust Custard Pie

Magic Crust Custard Pie is a delightful and unique dessert that amazes with its simplicity and elegance. The magic of this recipe lies in its ability to form its own crust as it bakes, creating a multi-textured experience in a single dish. The batter for Magic Crust Custard Pie is a liquid mixture, usually comprising of eggs, sugar, milk, flour, and a flavoring agent like vanilla extract. As it bakes, the flour settles to the bottom, forming a thin, soft crust that is different from traditional pie crusts in texture and taste.

The custard filling is the star of the pie, characterized by its creamy, smooth texture. The eggs in the batter thicken as they bake, creating a velvety custard that is both sweet and comforting. The flavor is typically enhanced with vanilla, giving it a warm, inviting aroma and a classic taste that pairs beautifully with the subtle crust.

The pie’s appearance is usually simple yet elegant. The top surface of the custard sets into a slightly firmer layer, often with a golden hue. When sliced, the distinct layers of the pie are visible – the thin, soft crust at the bottom, followed by the luscious custard filling.

What sets the Magic Crust Custard Pie apart is its ease of preparation. Unlike traditional pies that require making and pre-baking a crust, this recipe involves simply blending the ingredients and pouring them into a pie dish. As it bakes, the “magic” happens, resulting in a dessert that’s both practical for any baker and delightful for those who savor it. The end product is a harmonious blend of textures and flavors – the slight chewiness of the crust complements the creamy softness of the custard, making it a favorite for many.

Perfect for gatherings or a cozy family dessert, Magic Crust Custard Pie is often served slightly warm or at room temperature. It can be garnished with a dusting of powdered sugar, a dollop of whipped cream, or fresh fruits like berries for added visual appeal and flavor contrast. Its uncomplicated nature makes it a go-to recipe for those who desire a homemade dessert without the complexity of traditional baking techniques.


1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup margarine

2 cups 2% milk

4 eggs

3/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

A pinch of salt


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Blend margarine, eggs, sugar, salt, milk, vanilla extract, and flour until smooth.

Pour the mixture into a greased 9-inch pie dish.

Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the custard sets and the top is lightly browned.

Let it cool to room temperature before serving.

Slice into this enchanting Magic Crust Custard Pie and savor the creamy custard filling and its magically formed crust – a perfect treat for any occasion.

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7 thoughts on “Magic Crust Custard Pie”

  1. Thanks so much for the delicious recipes. I look forward to, seeing and using them often. Please keep them coming. Myrtle Webb

  2. I have everything I need to make this for dinner tonight. I am pretty sure my family will love it. I have been baking a lot of recipes from the past and Bobby thinks I have a time machine he says it reminds him of his grand maws food, it’s so good . That’s our secret lol


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