A classic Southern custard pie with century-old roots, this pie was made with what was in the cook’s larder: eggs, butter, milk, sugar, and cornmeal. We like the sweet/sour orange flavor that our Old Mill Tropical Orange Dip Mix adds to the classic Southern custard pie.
1 3/4 cups sugar
3 tablespoons OLD MILL TROPICAL ORANGE DIP MIX
2 tablespoons OLD MILL PLAIN FLOUR
2 tablespoons OLD MILL PlAIN WHITE CORNMEAL
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup buttermilk (not nonfat)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust
Place a baking sheet in the center of oven; preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place on hot baking sheet; bake until puffed and center barely jiggles when moved, 55 to 60 minutes. Cool completely before serving.
Note: To make Tropical Orange Dip from the rest of the mix, blend with 2 (3-ounce) packages softened cream cheese and 2/3 cup sour cream as package directs.