Raspberry Custard Pie is the perfect homemade pie for summer, or any season and my sister-in-law’s raspberry pie recipe is one that you can make easily in your kitchen.
Raspberry Custard Pie
If you know anything about our site and food preferences, you know that we like our homemade pie.
You can make this easy raspberry dessert in just over an hour, and if you take the eay way out and use a store-bought crust, it takes even less time.
This past Sunday afternoon I found myself in the kitchen following a maiden voyage to Costco just up the road in Green Bay.
The scads of berries overwhelmed me, and so using a special dinner being planned at our church this week for an excuse, I loaded up my cart not knowing exactly what I would be making.
After a couple of short hours, along with nearly a dozen eggs and nine or ten cups of flour, the resulting five pies gave me a pretty sound answer.
Don’t be afraid of messing up. Have some extra flour and crust ingredients available. Make a mess, have fun and learn how to make your raspberry pie!
A couple of hints for making a Homemade Pie Crust
- The ratio of dry (flour) ingredients to wet (water) can vary depending on many factors including altitude and humidity.
- For this reason, use the measurements in the recipe as a guide.
- Don’t be afraid to add a little bit extra of one or the other, whatever you need to make the dough workable.
Here are some other great summer dessert recipes that you might enjoy!
Raspberry Custard Pie & Homemade Pie Crust Recipe
for the crust
for the filling
- 4 cups fresh raspberries
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
for the crust
- Combine flour, shortening, sugar, and salt.
- Work together with a fork until consistency is pebbly
- In separate small mixing bowl, beat egg and add water and vinegar, beat again.
- Add liquid mixture to flour and shortening
- Stir with fork and combine thoroughly and from into a ball.
- Roll out on floured surface.
for the filling
- Combine milk, sugar, eggs,
- and cornstarch and mix thoroughly.
- Pour mixture into pie shell.
- Add berries to the custard mixture.
- Place in oven and bake for 45 to 60 minutes until crust is golden brown.
- Allow to cool before serving. Custard should set as it cools.
!for the crust Variations in relative humidity can affect quantity of water necessary to form and roll dough.
Don't be afraid to add small amounts of water to achieved desired consistency.
Be generous with the amount of flour used on rolling surface.
To place crust in pan, roll it on pin, place pin over pan and then unroll.
Brush an egg wash over the top crust prior to baking. This provides a rich, brown glaze. !for the filling Gently rinse fresh raspberries immediately before use, pat try with paper towel.
Frozen raspberries should be allowed to thaw and drain completely in colander before baking.
Originally published July 17, 2014