Old Fashioned Caramel Pie

Old Fashioned Caramel Pie


"This rich caramel custard pie is a classic favorite. The secret is to make the caramel in a cast iron skillet! Serve it with lightly sweetened whipped cream if you like."


4 h 25 m servings 388 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 388 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 67.8g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 107 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 187 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium saucepan, mix together 1 cup sugar, flour, salt, milk, and egg yolks, stirring until smooth. Cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup sugar in a 10 inch cast iron skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar is caramelized. Remove from heat and carefully pour into warm cream mixture. Stir until smooth. Pour mixture into pastry. Chill completely and serve with whipped cream
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  1. 16 Ratings


This recipe is very similar to the one my great-grandmother used to make. She added a few pats of butter and a few drops of vanilla extract at the end. Oh, and she put the left over sugar in a...

Made this today and when I poured the caramelized sugar syrup, it all broke up into little bits of hard sugar all through the pie. I tried to pick it out the best I could, but some still remaine...

I used this recipe once before, I'm so glad it's here. My brother in law requested a caramel pie like grandma used to make and this was the only recipe i could find. He loved it!! Thanks for sh...

This is a wonderful pie! I made it for my family, and even my brother-in-law (who has never liked caramel pie) loved it!! I will be making this pie again.

Not that hard to make and really good. I had always wante dot make a caramel pie and this was my first. I will make it again.

I grew up on a pie made from a very similar recipe.Maybe a little less sugar. And Mom always made a meringue topping. Delicious.

I thought this was pie was way too sweet, but my husband liked it, so maybe it's just a matter of taste.

Saundra, I've been looking for this exact recipe for several years since I lost the one of a good friend of mine. Thanks for sharing it. Leeflea

This didn't turn out well for me at all. The custard was good, but the caramel picked up all the blackness from the cast iron skillet. If I tried a next time, I'd definitely try the caramel in...