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Safest Choice™ Apple Custard Pie Recipe

The Safest Choice™ apple custard pie is made with an easy press-in crust under warm, cinnamon apples and a creamy custard for a fun twist on apple pie.

Servings: 8

Active time: 40 minutes

Total time:

Crust Ingredients


  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Whisk flour and baking powder in medium bowl until combined; set aside. In large bowl with electric mixer on high speed, beat butter and sugar 1 minute. Lower speed to medium. Add egg, beating until incorporated. Gradually add flour mixture until fully mixed, about 1 minute. The dough will be very soft.
  3. Place dough in 9-inch pie plate. Using floured hands, push dough evenly onto bottom and sides of plate to form crust. Chill until ready to fill.

Filling Ingredients

  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s)
  • 2 lb apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced crosswise (1/4 inch thick or less)
  1. Whisk together sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in large bowl. Add eggs; whisk until smooth. Add apples and mix well. Pour into pastry-lined pie plate.

Topping Ingredients

  • 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 c cold butter, cut into pieces
  1. Place flour and brown sugar in medium bowl. Add butter; using a fork, mix until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Spoon topping over apples. Bake about 50 minutes, until crust and topping are golden brown. (Cover pie with aluminum foil if browning too quickly.) Cool completely on wire rack before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (1/8 of recipe)
Total Servings 8

Amount Per Serving:

Nutrition Category Amount
Calories 490
Calories from Fat 190
Total Fat 22g (34% DV)
Saturated Fat 13g (65% DV)
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 145mg (48% DV)
Sodium 55mg (2% DV)
69g (23% DV)
Dietary Fiber 1g (4% DV)
Sugars 47g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4%
Iron 10%

Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Pasteurized equals peace of mind

Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized eggs taste great and are safe for all your favorite egg dishes! Davidson's gentle water bath pasteurization reduces the risk of Salmonella in eggs without changing the nutrition or flavor. In fact, Davidson's pasteurized eggs have earned the Seal of Approval for exceptional flavor and culinary performance from the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

The Raw Egg Risk

Davidson's eggs aren't just good for sunny-side up or poached eggs. Consider all the recipes that feature raw eggs, like eggnog, Caesar salad dressing, raw cookie dough, custard and more. Take homemade ice cream, for example. Over a four-year period, more than 500 illnesses in the US were traced to Salmonella bacteria in homemade ice cream, according to the CDC. The ingredient at fault? Raw or undercooked eggs.