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A slice of Earl Grey Pie - A greige custard pie, topped with whipped cream.
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5 from 3 votes

Earl Grey Pie

Earl Grey Pie - A fantastic variation on a custard pie. Feel free to use a commercial pie crust to make this, if so desired.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Chilling time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, British, Canadian
Servings: 8 - 1 pie
Calories: 418kcal
Author: Marie Porter


pie pan


  • Pie crust of your choice Ready made or recipe
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • Cup Corn Starch
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 3 Earl Grey Tea Bags
  • 2 tablespoon Butter
  • Whipped Cream For Serving



  • Prepare and bake your pie crust according to recipe or package instructions.
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool to room temperature while you prepare the filling.


  • Whisk eggs together with sugar until fluffy and pale yellow. Add cornstarch and salt, whisk until incorporated and smooth. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, bring milk and cream just to the start of a boil. Remove from heat, add tea bags, steep for 15 minutes. Remove tea bags, squeezing out excess liquid back into the pot. Bring cream up JUST to a boil once again.
  • Measure about ¼ cup of the hot cream mixture, and stream slowly into egg mixture while whisking. Continue streaming liquid and whisking until it is completely incorporated, and mixture is smooth. Repeat with another ¼ cup of hot cream.
  • Remove saucepan from heat, pour remaining egg mixture into cream mixture, whisking constantly. Once fully incorporated and smooth, return to heat. Turn heat to medium-low. Continue whisking mixture constantly, cooking until mixture is very thick. Remove from heat, stir in butter until melted and smooth. Cool to room temperature.
  • Spoon filling into prepared crust, cover with plastic wrap. Chill until set, about 3 hours. To serve, top with whipped cream.


Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1032IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1mg