Everybody likes a good dessert and what’s better than an egg custard pie. But before you take a second helping of that gorgeous pie, wouldn’t it be great to know the calories in egg custard pie. Read this article to get information on egg custard pie calories and its nutritional content.
Can any family dinner be complete without a helping of delicious and mouth-watering dessert? If you believe in eating a well-rounded meal then you must be finishing your dinner with a helping of dessert. Pies are an eternal favorite among young and old and there are a number of pie variants that you can make. But with our hectic lifestyle, it is difficult to make a full course dinner with desserts. So most people resort to buying commercially made pies from bakery stores. While there is nothing wrong in that, you should know about the calories it contains and its nutrient content. Egg custard pies is one of the most popular pies and many people associate it with fond childhood memories when their grandma used to cook it from scratch. An authentic egg custard pie is made by first preparing a pie crust made with plain flour, chilled butter cubes and an egg. The custard is prepared from milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla essence. The custard is then poured over the baked and cooled pie crust and baked in the oven for three-quarters of an hour. A baked custard pie is a decadent dessert and is the ultimate comfort food for people with a sweet tooth. But before you overindulge and have too many slices of this delicious dessert, let’s take a look at the calorie content of an egg custard pie.
Egg Custard Pie Calories
Given below is a table detailing the calories in commercially prepared egg custard pie for different serving sizes.
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|1 piece (1/6th of 8” pie)
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So, you can see that a 1/6th piece of an eight inch pie contains 220 calories. If you overindulge and have two or three pieces of egg custard pie, you will exceed your daily calorie intake. So it is best that you exercise moderation while eating it.
Nutritional Information of Egg Custard Pie
Given below is a table detailing the breakdown of nutrients contained in egg custard pie.
|Nutrient Content (1/6th of 8” pie, approximately 105 g)
Homemade Egg Custard Pie
Now that you know about the nutritional content and calories in egg custard pie, how about cooking it from scratch. Given below is an egg custard pie recipe.
- 1 ½ cup plain flour
- 125 g chilled butter cubes
- 1 egg yolk
- 575 ml single cream
- 55 g caster sugar
- 5 large eggs
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg powder
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
First you need to make the pie crust by placing the plain flour and chilled butter cubes in the food processor and processing until it turns into a doughy consistency. Now pour in the egg yolk into the food processor slowly, and continue to process. Remove the mixture from the food processor and place it on a wooden board that has been sprinkled with a bit of flour. Knead the dough with the heel of your hands until it becomes soft and pliable. Roll it into a ball, place it on a greased bowl and wrap it with a cling film. Place the dough in the refrigerator to rest for half an hour. Remove pastry dough from the refrigerator, roll it out into 5 mm thick round and place it over a greased pastry tin. Line the bottom of the pie crust with baking beans wrapped in greaseproof paper. This will prevent the pie crust from puffing up. Bake in a moderately hot oven at 190º C for 7-8 minutes.
In the meantime, heat the cream in a large saucepan. Break three eggs into a large bowl and separate the other two eggs into egg whites and yolks. Add the two egg yolks to the egg mixture and whisk the eggs with the caster sugar in a standing mixer. When the sugar is fully dissolved and the mixture is light and fluffy, pour it over the heated cream mixture. Whisk gently and continuously and add the vanilla essence and nutmeg powder. Pour this mixture over the baked pie crust and bake at 160º C for 40-45 minutes until the custard is firm. Your egg custard pie is ready.
Egg custard pie is a delicious dessert but like many desserts it is high in calories and fats. So exercise portion control while having custard pie and have it for special occasions.