Late Night Date & Custard Pie

By yasmine • May 17, 2015

4 servings
30 min
Late Night Date & Custard Pie

This Date & Custard Pie is a result of a ready-made pie crust from Gourmet and the love for black dates on a cold winter night! I had the remaining dates in the fridge cut in half and placed face down on that pie crust -and kept going back and forth looking at it and thinking what should I do next! It obviously needed a creamy topping – so I opted for a traditional custard (I had the ingredients for it) Result? Not traditional at all! Move away pumpkin pies and apple pies – the Egyptian date pie is here!


  • ½ kg dates (peeled, pitted & halved) - بلح
  • 1 pie crust (20cm diameter ready-baked pie crust or pie crust dough) - شورت كراست
  • 1½ cup milk - لبن
  • 2 eggs - بيض
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract - خلاصة الفانيليا
  • ¼ cup sugar - سكر
  • pinch nutmeg - جوزة الطيب
  • pinch salt - ملح

Step by step

  1. Preheat oven to 220C.
  2. Place the date halves face down on the pie crust to cover the whole bottom. You can also place a couple of date pieces as a second row.
  3. To prepare the custard, heat the milk. Meanwhile, whisk eggs with vanilla, sugar, salt and nutmeg.
  4. Add little hot milk on the eggs mixture and whisk further to temper it. Then continue to add the hot milk slowly as you whisk.
  5. Pour the custard mix on the dates and place the pie in the middle of the oven as you decrease temperature to 180C. It should bake for 50-60 min if the crust was still uncooked – and 40 minutes if the crust is precooked.


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2 responses to “Late Night Date & Custard Pie”

  1. Kanzy says:

    Hi, where do I get the pie crust from? And what brand?
    Thank u

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