Timber 2 Table - Paw Paw Custard Pecan Pie Recipe

This paw paw custard pie, while easy to make, has a delightfully unusual flavor you won't find with any other filling.

Paw Paw Custard Pecan Pie Recipe

30 Min

Prep Time

30 Min

Cook Time



It has been a good paw paw year around here and we have enjoyed several paw paw desserts this fall. One of our favorites, and a great recipe to start with if you are new to paw paws, is this custard pecan pie.

Paw paw custard pie is rich and creamy, with a flavor that is a cross between a mango and a ripe banana.


1 cup sugar

½ cup milk

½ cup heavy cream

2 eggs, beaten

¼ tsp. salt

1½ c. pawpaw pulp (peeled and seeded)

1 cup chopped pecans or pecan halves

1 frozen deep pie shell (or make your own if you are in a baking sort of mood)

Cooking Instructions

Place all ingredients, except the pecans, into sauce pan and stir together.

Stir the ingredients in a sauce pan until the filling begins to thicken.

Cover surface of pie with pecan halves placed in concentric circles or a sprinkle of chopped pecans. Bake until the crust is done and the pecans golden brown, about 30 minutes.