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."

Ingredients 4 h 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 388 cals

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  • 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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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 cast iron skillet and cooked it in the over for about 35-40 mins at 375. That gave her time to cook the custard. I prefer it topped with a meringue.


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 remained. I'm not sure what I did wrong, but I'm not planning on making this again


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 sharing it. I'm making it again.