Brulee Custard Pie
Unbaked pie crust for 9 inch pie plate
Line pie plate and set aside in Refrigerator while preparing filling
Combine in a large bowl
8 egg yolks
2/3 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 vanilla pod , seeds scraped out into bowl
2 2/3 cups Half and half or cream
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 450 , Bake pie for 15 minutes then reduce heat to 350 to finish pie with remaining time.
Mix well until combined. Pour into prepared crust. Place on baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes just until knife inserted into the side of custard comes out clean. The pie will still look a bit soft but will set as it cools.
Once pie has cooled, prior to serving sprinkle top of pie with extra fine sugar and with a torch brulee(caramelize) the top of pie. Cut with very hot knife or brulee each slice individually.