Holiday Eggnog Custard Pie Recipe

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Earlier this week I was talking with my mom about holiday desserts, specifically pies. I was trying to decide on a dessert for Christmas Eve dinner but wanted to get away from the pumpkin, apple, pecan pies. I wanted something different and that’s when she reminded me she use to make custard pies when I was growing up.

For some reason, I have zero recollection of these pies, what they smelled like or even tasted like. Maybe I never even tried one. So I made it my mission to find a custard pie recipe that I could tweak a bit and make my own for this Christmas.

And here we have the Eggnog Custard Pie.

eggnog custard pie

Aside from pudding pies, it’s probably the easiest pie I’ve ever made and the custard is light, almost fluffy but very sweet and has just a hint of spiced rum.

Eggnog Custard Pie Recipe


Holiday Eggnog Custard Pie Recipe
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Serves: 1 pie
  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (12 oz) can of evaporated milk
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup eggnog
  • 2 tbs spiced rum
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ground cinnamon and nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Unroll pie crust dough and lightly dust with flour. Press dough into a 9 inch pie place and poke holes in the bottom with a fork.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes and remove from oven.
  4. Using an electric mixer, beat sugar and eggs on a medium speed until combined.
  5. Add evaporated milk, water, rum and salt. Mix on a low speed until combined.
  6. Poor mixture into the pie crust and lightly sprinkle the ground nutmeg and cinnamon over the top.
  7. Baked for 1 hour, until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Serve warm or chilled.
Adapted from Jamie Deen - Food Network -


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  1. says

    Oh that looks so good. I think I would definitely need the premade pie crusts though because I can’t make them to save my life. Thanks for sharing.

  2. kasey says

    I’ve never tried that type of pie, but it looks easy enough to try to make so I can try it

  3. says

    I’m wondering about the rum with my child. I know if I cook it, I cook it off. But with this, I’m not sure. Any thoughts?

    • says

      You can taste a hint of the flavor but as for the alcohol content, with 2 tbsp in the whole pie it equals out to less than a teaspoon per slice. I imagine that’s safe for kids :)

  4. says

    I love eggnog! I was drinking away last weekend decorating the tree. This sounds perfect for us eggnog fans!

  5. Donna B. says

    Very easy recipe, but I’m not sure if I’d like the texture (I’m weird like that). Thanks for the idea though :)

      • Donna B. says

        OH, then I’ll have to give it a try then! I was thinking it was a lot denser and for some reason that texture just doesn’t appeal to me. I love eggnog so I think this may be a permanent addition to my holiday menu :)

  6. anna pry says

    Mmmm, i love eggnog and only let myself buy it around Christmas so it stays a ‘special’ treat

  7. Claudia M says

    oh drool … sound and looks delicious . i just printed it and will def. bake it :) thanks

  8. ellen says

    This is one of those old fashioned pies that people used to make alot.. I remember my Mom and Grandmother making them and I havent had one in years! Thanks for reminding me of this one. I know they have rum flavoring but I dont recall Mom using the rum and it was super good. I am thinking about making this!

  9. courtney b says

    yum! perfect for christmas.. you take great pics! they always make me hungry!

  10. says

    Mixed feelings on this one…I don’t like eggnog or custard! But my husband and grandson do, so I may have to give it a go. Maybe I could pour some hot fudge over mine :)

  11. kasey says

    Update! i tried this but with cinnamon and it came out amazing – and it was surprisingly easy.

  12. says

    Wow! This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it out. I have never made a custard pie in my life and had no idea it could be this easy. Thanks for sharing this!
    Angela Michels

  13. Jude says

    This may be a silly question but in which step is the eggnog added? It’s never mentioned in the instruction steps! :-)


    • says

      Oh thank you for mentioning that, I completely skipped that one huh? It’s with the the other liquids, evap milk, rum, etc.

  14. Lisa W says

    I made this with Southern Comfort because I didn’t have any rum. It didn’t last any time at all before it was eaten. I’ll be making it again this weekend for a Tailgating Party. I’m sure it will be a hit. Thanks a lot.