Old Fashioned Easy Custard Pie Recipe with Berries

Grab some fresh berries and make this simple and easy custard pie recipe. The creamy texture and sweet berries make this a delicious twist on a classic custard pie.

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There’s something undeniably comforting about the combination of a flaky crust and a creamy, custardy filling. If you’re on the hunt for a dessert that’s both easy to make and deeply satisfying, look no further than this Fruit Custard Pie recipe. Bursting with the sweetness of mixed berries and the richness of a velvety custard, this pie is sure to become a staple in your baking repertoire. Use this easy recipe anytime you want to enjoy a simple old fashioned custard pie.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Sink your fork into a slice of this Berry Custard Pie, and you’ll understand why it’s a favorite among dessert enthusiasts. First and foremost, it’s incredibly easy to make, requiring just a handful of simple ingredients and minimal prep time. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, you’ll find success with this egg custard pie recipe.

Moreover, the combination of fresh mixed berries and luscious creamy custard filling creates a symphony of flavors and textures that’s downright irresistible. The tartness of the berries balances beautifully with the sweetness of the custard, resulting in a dessert that’s both vibrant and indulgent. Plus, with a golden-brown crust and a dusting of powdered sugar on top, this pie is as visually stunning as it is delicious.


  • 1 premade pie crust, uncooked
  • 2 cups of mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc.)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • Powdered sugar, to dust

How to Make the Recipe

Let’s make this classic recipe that is actually really easy. This delicious dessert is super impressive.

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Carefully unroll the unbaked pie crust and shape it to fit a 9 or 10-inch pie pan. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the sugar, softened butter, flour, eggs, and vanilla bean paste. Mix until well combined, scraping the sides often. If you don’t have a stand mixer use a large bowl and hand mixer if needed.
  4. Spread the mixed berries in an even layer on the bottom of the pie shell. Pour custard recipe mixture over the berries, spreading it to the edges to conceal the fruit.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the center of the pie has a slight jiggle to it.
  6. Allow the pie to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours to set the custard.
  7. Before serving, dust the top of the pie with powdered sugar for an elegant finishing touch to this simple pie.

Tips for Baking Pies

Want to get the best results for a good custard pie or other homemade pies.

  • Keep your ingredients cold for a flakier crust. Chilling the dough before rolling it out and refrigerating the assembled pie before baking helps maintain the integrity of the crust although refrigerating this old-fashioned custard pie is not necessary before baking..
  • Blind bake the crust (partially baking it before adding the filling) can prevent a soggy crust bottom, especially when dealing with juicy fruit fillings like berries.
  • For a picture-perfect presentation, use a pie shield or aluminum foil to cover the edges of the crust halfway through baking to prevent over-browning.

Places to Enjoy This Recipe

This versatile Fruit Custard Pie is perfect for a wide range of occasions and is an ideal summer dessert or great homemade pie for Thanksgiving dinner. Whether you’re hosting a casual brunch with friends, a formal dinner party, or simply craving a sweet treat to enjoy with your afternoon coffee, this old-fashioned egg custard pie fits the bill. Serve it alongside a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgent touch.

The red and blue berries mixed with the white creamy filling make this recipe a perfect dessert to serve for Memorial Day or the Fourth of July. Patriotic and red white and blue cream pie. Serve it on a patriotic pie plate.


Try a few different ways to update this classic pie recipe that are a little different.

  • Fruit Fillings: Experiment with different combinations of fruit, such as strawberries, peaches, or even tropical fruits like mango and pineapple.
  • Flavor Additions: Add a sprinkle of cinnamon or a splash of citrus juice to the custard mixture for a flavor twist.
  • Gluten-Free Option: For a gluten-free option, use a gluten-free store-bought pie crust and substitute almond flour or a gluten-free flour blend for the all-purpose flour in the custard.
  • Sauces: Add a little bit of a drizzle of chocolate syrup or caramel sauce to the top of the custard layer.

Storage and Make-Ahead Tips

This Fruit Custard Pie can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to three days, making it a convenient make-ahead dessert for busy occasions. Simply prepare the pie in advance, then chill until ready to serve. 

If you prefer a warm pie, you can gently reheat slices in the microwave or oven before serving.

Keep leftovers refrigerated for up to three days.

Common Questions

Still have some questions about this classic silky custard pie recipe? Check these frequently asked questions.

Can I use frozen berries instead of fresh?

Yes, frozen berries can be used in this recipe. However, be sure to thaw and drain them thoroughly before adding them to the pie to prevent excess liquid.

Can I make the pie crust from scratch?

Absolutely! If you prefer homemade pie crust, feel free to use your favorite recipe in place of the premade crust.

Is vanilla bean paste necessary, or can I use vanilla extract?

Vanilla bean paste adds a rich flavor and speckled appearance to the custard, but vanilla extract can be used as a substitute if preferred. Use an equal amount of vanilla extract in place of the paste.

Do I need to use a store-bought crust?

No, you can use your favorite pie crust recipe if you prefer and then follow the recipe for the easy egg custard pie filling.

Easy Berry Custard Pie

A quick and easy recipe for a classic old fashioned custard pie with red and blue berries.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Chill Time2 hours
Total Time3 hours
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: custard pie, easy pie, patriotic food, pie recipe, red white and blue
Servings: 8


  • 1 premade pie crust uncooked
  • 2 c of mixed berries – blueberries raspberries, blackberries, etc
  • ¾ c sugar
  • ¼ c unsalted butter softened
  • ¼ c flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 T vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar to dust


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Carefully unroll your premade pie crust and shape it to a 9 or 10 inch pie pan. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of stand mixer, combine the sugar, butter, flour, eggs and vanilla bean paste. Mix until combined – scraping the side often.
  • In the bottom of the pie crust, spread out the fruit in an even layer. Pour the custard mixture over the berries and spread to the edges, concealing the fruit.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40-50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the center of the pie has a slight jiggle to it.
  • Allow the pie to cool to room temperature. Then place the pie in the fridge until ready to serve, at least 2 hours to set the custard.
  • When ready to serve, dust with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.


Storage: Pie can be stored covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Indulge in the simple pleasures of homemade baking with this Easy Custard Pie Recipe. Whether enjoyed as a dessert or a sweet indulgence any time of day, this pie is sure to become a beloved favorite in your kitchen.

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