Favorite Custard Pie

1 9-inch unbaked pastry shell
4 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups milk
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

     Put pastry shells in baking pan and double over a piece of heavy tin foil. Heat oven to 450 and then put pan in oven for 8 minutes. Take foil off and bake another 5 minutes. Remove from oven and put on the side.

     Separate an egg, beat this yolk with the 3 other eggs till mixed. Add sugar, salt, and vanilla, blend and then add milk while stirring. Take and beat the egg white from the first egg and beat until you get peaks, then blend this into the egg mixture.

     Pour this filling into the crust and cover the edges from burning with foil. Heat oven to 350 and bake for 25 minutes. Take off the foil from the edge and return to oven to bake for another 15 to 20 minutes. Test for doneness with a knife in the middle that comes out clean. Transfer to wire rack to cool down and use nutmeg to sprinkle over the top. Pie should be stored in the fridge. photo credit: Storm via photopin cc