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Low Carb Dessert Recipes - Egg Custard Pie

Updated on May 24, 2011

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I’ve been experimenting with more low carb recipes, especially low carb dessert recipes! I found another keeper that's a favorite southern food – egg custard pie. I’ve always loved custard, especially when it was in a pie crust. I grew up eating egg custard pies, since they were my Dad’s faves. His mother, my grandmother, used to make a bunch of them and stack them on top of each other. Then she’d slice them like you would slice a cake.

Sorry. Back to my low carb dessert recipe. Anyway, I decided it would be easy to create a sugar free pie made of egg custard. The custard part would be easy – what was going to be tricky was the crust. What kind of low carb recipes could I use for that? If I needed to substitute low carb recipes for graham cracker crusts, I could do that. I’d just use flax meal or ground nuts for the crust. But I didn’t think that type of low carb crust would compliment the flavor of the custard.

I finally came up with an idea. I had used a special low carb lavash bread in other low carb recipes, so I thought it might work, and it did! The sugar free pie turned out great!

My sugar free pie is a great low carb dessert. It’s also a wonderful diabetic dessert. In fact, it’s great for anyone who’s watching their carbs. And good low carb dessert recipes are hard to find. From my experience, just about any type of really tasty low carb recipes are hard to find. That’s why I’ve been creating my own!

This low carb dessert has about 5 grams of carbs per serving. One serving is 1/6 of the pie.

I used a sheet of Joseph’s lavash bread for the crust. I found it at Walmart. I also used a fair amount of nutmeg in my low carb dessert. It helps make the sugar free pie taste less “eggy.” Use your own judgment as to how much nutmeg you add to the custard.

Holle’s low carb egg custard pie

What you’ll need:

one sheet of low carb lavash bread

2 cups milk (I used skim, but if you use whole milk, the carb count will be lower)

6 eggs

1 ¼ cups granulated Splenda

Scant 3 tablespoons melted butter

¼ teaspoon salt

One teaspoon vanilla

Nutmeg

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Butter a small pie plate and place the sheet of low carb lavash bread in it. Trim edges to fit.

Mix together all ingredients with a wire whisk. Don’t beat the eggs. Just mix until the ingredients are well blended.

Pour mixture into pie plate. Top with more nutmeg, if desired.

Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350, leaving pie in oven. Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes. Remove pie from oven and allow to cool. Refrigerate for a couple of hours before eating.

Hope you enjoy this low carb dessert or diabetic dessert!

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      I love egg custard pie; thanks for this recipe.

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      Eileen Kersey 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      I love egg custard and I think the best bit is the numeg on the top. Yummy

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      Sounds lovely. I adore custard.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Great recipe for low carb dessert. I will link it to my hub, "How to Balance Carbs on the Body for Life Diet."

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Sounds great and you like it it must be good. I know you wouldn't eat anything which doesn't taste nice.

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      Barbara Bethard 6 years ago from Tucson, Az

      sounds delicious!! I will try this one too!!

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      SteveoMc 6 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      Hey, where is the photo of this yummy pie? My eyes want to enjoy it too. Sounds great. How does that lavash bread come, and where do you find it? I know you said at Walmart, but I mean where in Walmart? Mixes, bakery, frozen, where? And what exactly is it? Okay, you got me going, now help me find the stuff I need.

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      sheila b. 6 years ago

      This recipe is so easy!

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      Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

      Hmm. Even I might can go for that. :)

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      Wife Who Saves 6 years ago

      This looks like an easy and delicious recipe. Great for dieters. Thanks.

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      Audrey Kirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

      Looking good! Will have to try that.

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      Habee, My family likes custard also and this sounds like a good way to cut down on the calories.

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      You're welcome, Coolmon!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Eth, the nutmeg is the best part!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Bpop, custard lends itself well to low carb recipes!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      thanks, 2be! I linked yours, too! Never too much info on low carb diets!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      right, HH. My low carb recipes have to taste goo - to me, at least! I don't like cardboard. lol

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Barb, if you're low carbing, check out my other low carb recipes!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Steveo, the pic is above. The low carb bread is Joseph's lavash bread. It's in the bakery section at Walmart. It's flat and comes in sheets.

      I use it in several low carb recipes!

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      Stephanie Hicks 6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      You had me at low carb!! I'm diabetic and love finding desserts like this one - do you have any additional photos? Sounds yummy and will put it on my list ASAP. Steph

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      girly_girl09 6 years ago from United States

      mmm custard! I forgot how much I love it. I used to eat it all the time for breakfast (lightly sweetened).

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      G L Strout 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      One of my favorite desserts just came back! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try it.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      That photo of the custard dessert looks like you could walk on it.

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      bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

      Oh, this sounds good,habee. I haven't had custard in so long. Think I'll get some Splenda Thursday and try this!Have you ever tried warm custard on top of (low carb)strawberries? So gggggggoooood!!!!

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      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      Oh now your talking my favorite food, PIE, Custard Pie sounds delicious. Have you ever heard of chess pie, I had it in the south and not really sure if that's what it was called but it was sorta like a chess pie but grainy as if it had corn meal in it or something... man oh man I could eat an entire pie, with homemade crust of course. Thanks for more great food habee. You ROCK!

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      Gloria Siess 6 years ago from Northern California

      I'm allergic to milk--could I make this with soy or rice or almond milk? it looks yummy.

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      sligobay 6 years ago from east of the equator

      This is certainly the way to a man's heart - his healthy heart. I did not know that dessert could be included in a diabetic diet. The photo of your custard pie looks scrumptious!

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      Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

      Wow I love custard, and never fix it and now can have it healthy, I have to try it. Or even a bread pudding would be good,,,lol...you can see I have been on a diet! Great recipe, thanks!

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you for sharing this hub. I love egg custard tart but haven't made one for years. Also my partner is a diabetic so this hub was really useful. Thank you for sharing!! Going on to read more of your work, and glad i found you on here.

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      sheila, it's good, too!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      It's yummy, Jim!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Wife, it's great for healthy low carb diets!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, Buckie. I sent you an email!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Yep, Pam. It's a great low carb dessert!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Sorry, Steph - we ate the evidence!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      GG, I like custard any time, and this is a low carb dessert, so I can have it!

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      Karen N 6 years ago from United States

      This sounds so good!

      I'm going to try it with strawberries.

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, GL. It's one of my faves, too!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, Sandy! How ya been?

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      mmmmm, Jackie, that sounds awesome!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Katie, chess pie does have a little cornmeal in it. I made a low carb version of it, too. I'll post the recipe soon!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Garnet, I don't see why that wouldn't work!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Sligo, I'm glad I found the way to your heart! lol

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Polly, occasional low carb desserts help me stay the course!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Wow, Eiddwen - you made my day!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Karen, that sounds yummy!

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      Runway 6 years ago from New York

      oh wow! never thought of using lavash. sometimes I just buy the low calorie graham cracker crust. I need to try the lavash. thanks!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Wow - I haven't seen the low-cal graham crust!

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      mulberry1 6 years ago

      I've never had a custard pie of any type so this might be a good one for me to try. I wouldn't have any preconceived notion of how it "ought" to be!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      True dat, Mulberry!

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      scla 6 years ago from Southern California

      I love custard pie, especially when I can make a healthier version of it. Look forward to trying this out for the Holidays. Thanks for the recipe

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      nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

      This sounds like a very interesting dessert. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      You're welcome, Scla!

      Hi, Nancy! Always good to see you!

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      eatlikenoone 6 years ago from Saline, MI

      Do you or has anyone used whole nutmeg in this recipe? I always grate my own nutmeg and it's far better than the already ground stuff.

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      Loves to Write 6 years ago

      This is really interesting, especially the crust. I usually use a nut crust but I'm definitely going to have to try this. Thanks!

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      Glemoh101 6 years ago

      Very interesting and helpful hub .

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Eatlike, I haven't tried the whole nutmeg, but I'm sure it would be great!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Loves to write, a nut crust would be great!

      Glem, thanks, dude!

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      It really looks good! Low on calories....a winner in my kitchen.

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Mine, too - especially if it's yummy!

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      magriet 6 years ago

      Oh, I love this recipe. It is very close to what we would call a "milk tart" in South Africa. I would have loved to try it, but I do not know of anything in South Africa to replace the lavash bread with.Perhaps there is someone that can give me an idea.

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      You could make a crust of ground-up nuts or flax seed flour! Thanks for reading!

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      melodyandes 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Shwetha Shetty 5 years ago

      Sounds great. Thanks for sharing.

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