Pumpkin pie. Pecan pie. Sweet potato pie. I’m sure those would be included in the top answers for Thanksgiving pies on an episode of Family Feud. However, in my personal ranking system, custard pie would be number one.
Custard pie was something we *always * had during the holidays. If you search for “Filipino egg pie,” you’ll get an idea of the kind of custard pies I loved as a kid. I grew up eating many, many (probably way too many) slices of egg custard pie. It’s traditionally made with evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, and sometimes a little calamansi juice /zest to brighten it up. To make this pie more suited for traditional Thanksgiving flavors, I swapped in cinnamon for calamansi and buttermilk for evaporated milk. The resulting cinnamon buttermilk pie is magical.