THM Old Fashioned Custard Pie

Since I’m working on a THM compatible cookbook that will have lots of dairy, gluten and egg free recipes, I’m not posting recipes on my blog as often any more, and am using that time to work on my cookbook. I know it’s a bit ironic that I’m making a pie that has lots of eggs and dairy in it….BUT, special occasions like Mother’s Day comes around, and I ended up making a dairy free recipe as well as this custard pie to take along to a church event. I limited myself to the amount of pie I ate, but let’s just say it was very hard! It really was delicious. If you like the traditional egg custard pie, this one won’t disappoint you.

I ended up using this crust recipe that will give you a nice and flaky crust. Because of the oat flour in the crust, one large piece of this 6-8 serving pie will be an S helper. If you want to keep it an S, you can use this recipe instead. However, the one with oat flour will definitely result in a much flakier crust.

I savored every bite of this pie on Mother’s Day as my dear hubby and children pampered me. Yes, I am blessed!



EDIT: An THM administrator kindly explained to me why this is a CROSSOVER rather than an S helper. (even with the net carbs being between around 15 per piece) A 1/3-1/2 C. of cooked oatmeal is allowed for an S helper, but not when you grind the same amount of oats into flour. (I did notice that when you measure 1/4 C. of rolled oats and then grind it and spoon it into a measuring cup, it actually produces MORE flour than the amount of oats.) But I guess oat flour may get into the blood stream faster. So be aware of this…Still a very yummy crossover! Eat less of the crust…or you can use an S crust if you prefer.


old fashioned pie

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14 Responses

  1. Sarah says:

    the instructions don’t include the whipping cream. when do you add it?

  2. eve holder says:

    I would like to buy your book. THM. Is too time consuming and cost prohibited for so many.

  3. Carolyn Mast says:

    Cannot wait to try this recipe! I have extra eggs I need to use up so this recipe is perfect and timely! ☺

  4. Duane & Cindy says:

    Hi Sarah. It’s part of the “milk” combination that you scald. I went back and clarified this on the instructions. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. =) ~Cindy

  5. Duane & Cindy says:

    Yes, Eve, I know it can get costly. However, I also know that in the long run it’s less expensive because you get a healthier body in the process. =) You can follow the plan without having to buy all the expensive mixes, etc. My cookbook recipes will have many recipes without needing to buy premixed blends. As I get closer, I will be posting on here how to order it. Wishing you a joy filled day! ~Cindy

  6. Duane & Cindy says:

    I hope you won’t be disappointed, Carolyn. =) Have an awesome day! ~Cindy

  7. Mollie says:

    Can you use almond milk instead on cashew milk?

  8. Ronda says:

    This may sound like a silly question, but….
    Can Almond milk be used in place of the Cashew milk? My daughter is allergic to cashews and I didn’t know if the nut milk had specific properties that work better in this recipe.
    Thank you!

  9. Sue says:

    Can you do this without the crust and cut down or eliminate it being a crossover?

  10. Lynn says:

    Do you have to use Xanthan gum ? I don’t have any. Just wondering if the crust would still work.

  11. Cindy Mullett says:

    Lynn, it would probably work, but the Xanthan gum is a key to helping it stick together and giving it the flaky consistency. So, it may work, but I’m not sure how well.

  12. Brianna Mullett says:

    Yes, Ronda, you should be able to use almond milk in the place of Cashew milk. 🙂

  13. Cindy Mullett says:

    Yes, Sue! If you eliminate the crust it will be an S. If you have others in your family that are fine with cross overs, you could make it in the crust, and then not eat the crust for your piece 🙂

  14. Cindy Mullett says:

    Yes, Mollie, you can use almond milk instead of cashew. 🙂

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