1 c All-purpose flour
1 ts Salt
5 tb Lard; cut into pieces
5 tb Butter; cut into pieces
5 tb Water
6 lg Eggs
1 c Sugar
2 c Milk
Nutmeg; for sprinkling
Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the lard and butter and
work in with your fingertips or a pastry blender until the mixture
resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually stir in the water until the dough holds
together. Wrap the dough in transparent wrap and chill for 15 to 20
Heat the oven to 450F.
Roll the pastry out on a lightly floured work surface, using a floured pin.
Line a 9-inch deep pie plate with the pastry. Trim and flute the edges.
Beat together the eggs, sugar and milk, and pour into the pie shell.
Sprinkle generously with nutmeg. Bake the pie for 10 minutes. Lower the
heat to 350F and bake for 30 to 45 minutes more or until the custard has
set. Serve the pie cold.