Salted Coffee Custard Pie

This Salted Coffee Custard Pie is a unique and delicious dessert that combines the rich flavors of coffee with a silky custard filling, all in a flaky pie crust.

The addition of a touch of salt enhances the complexity of flavors, making this pie a delightful treat for coffee lovers.

Follow this recipe to create a memorable and satisfying dessert!


For the Pie Crust:

  • 1 pre-made or homemade pie crust (9-inch), unbaked

For the Coffee Custard Filling:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules (or espresso powder)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For Garnish (optional):

  • Flaky sea salt, for sprinkling
  • Whipped cream, for serving


  • 9-inch pie dish
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Saucepan


Preheat the Oven:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Prepare the Pie Crust:

Place the pie crust in a 9-inch pie dish, crimping the edges as desired. Set aside.

Make the Coffee Custard Filling:

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the heavy cream, whole milk, granulated sugar, and instant coffee granules.

Heat the mixture, stirring constantly, until the sugar and coffee dissolve and the mixture is hot but not boiling. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.

Whisk the Eggs:

In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs until well combined.

Temper the Eggs:

Slowly pour a small amount of the warm coffee mixture into the beaten eggs while whisking continuously. This process, known as tempering, prevents the eggs from curdling.

Gradually add the remaining coffee mixture to the eggs, whisking constantly, until the mixture is smooth.

Add Flavorings:

Stir in the vanilla extract and salt into the coffee custard mixture until well combined.

Fill the Pie Crust:

Pour the coffee custard filling into the prepared pie crust.

Bake the Pie:

Place the pie in the preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the custard is set around the edges but slightly jiggly in the center.

Cool and Serve:

Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool completely at room temperature.

Once cooled, refrigerate the pie for at least 2-3 hours or until chilled and set.

Garnish and Serve:

Before serving, sprinkle the top of the pie with flaky sea salt for a touch of savory contrast.

Slice the pie and serve chilled, optionally topped with whipped cream.

Tips and Variations:

For a stronger coffee flavor, use more instant coffee granules or espresso powder in the custard mixture.

You can use a store-bought or homemade whipped cream for serving, flavored with a hint of vanilla or coffee.

Experiment with different types of crusts, such as a chocolate cookie crust or a graham cracker crust, for a delicious variation.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Note: Nutritional values may vary depending on portion size and specific ingredients used.

Enjoy Your Salted Coffee Custard Pie!

Indulge in the delightful combination of coffee-infused custard with a hint of salt in every bite of this unique and delicious pie.

Serve it as a special dessert for gatherings or enjoy a slice with your favorite cup of coffee. This Salted Coffee Custard Pie is sure to be a hit with coffee enthusiasts and dessert lovers alike!

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