Custard Pie


One cup of flour

One big tablespoon of lard

One small lump of butter

Pinch of salt

one-half teaspoon sugar

One-half teaspoon baking powder and enough hot water to make stiff dough

Roll thin.

Use only one crust.

For Pie:

For each pie take the yolks of three eggs well beaten.

Add one and one-half cups of milk and one-half cup sugar to the beaten eggs.

Mix well and bake in a moderate oven until light brown.


Beat the three whites and put on top. Return to oven for a few minutes until light brown.

All these recipes are from a cookbook I am working on, a treasure trove of recipes from the late 1700's to early 1900's. These recipes are perfect for homesteaders or people who just love to play with food. Subscribe to our list to keep updated on recipes.

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