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Easy Milk Bar Crack Pie

This homemade crack pie recipe is sugary sweet and scrumptious.

Easy Milk Bar Crack Pie
Easy Milk Bar Crack Pie
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Have you ever had Momofuku Milk Bar's Crack Pie? The seriously addictive pie is simply irresistible, and this easy crack pie recipe is a much cheaper, much easier version of the original!

This easy crack pie recipe uses a prepared crust to cut down on preparation time but includes the delicious custard filling that makes the pie so famous.

Although this pie requires a few more steps and ingredients than most simple pie recipes, it's the perfect dessert to make for a special occasion or holiday. 

There's a reason why Momofuku charges $44 for one of these pies. Make the homemade version of this crack pie recipe for a fraction of the price and same great taste.

Makes2 nine-inch pies

Preparation Time15 min

Cooking Time45 min


  • 2 (9-inch) prepared graham cracker pie crusts
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk powder
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 large egg yolks

Easy Crack Pie Recipe


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Add the dry ingredients to a stand mixer with a paddle attachment and mix at low speed to combine. Add the melted butter while keeping the mixture at low speed. Mix just until all dry ingredients are moist.

  3. Add the heavy cream and vanilla and mix just until you can no longer see the white of the cream. Still, on low speed, add the egg yolks and mix just to combine.

  4. Place both pie shells on a baking sheet and pour half the filling into each shell. They should be about 3/4 full.

  5. Bake for 15 minutes. At 15 minutes, open the door of the oven and reduce heat to 325 degrees F. Leave the oven door open with the pies in until the temperature decreases - about 5-10 minutes, depending on your oven. Once the temperature reaches 325 degrees F, close the oven door and continue baking for 10-15 minutes. The center should still be jiggly but the outside should be set.

  6. Remove from oven and let cool completely. If you're in a hurry, transfer the pies to the fridge or freezer.

  7. Just before serving, dust with powdered sugar.

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My first thought was "all that sugar!!" (combined total of 2,5 cups!) but I was intrigued by the ingredients so decided to try it anyway. Yes, it is sweet. Very. And quite rich. But it has quite an interesting flavor and texture. We enjoyed it and I am glad I made it. Don't think I would make it again, though.

I'm really intrigued by this recipe! I've never heard of a milk custard pie, but the ingredients look awesome.

Have not made it yet but I love anything with custard. It does have a strange name however. Wonder how it was named. I will have to have company first since this is such a large recipe. Can't eat the whole pie myself. Or can I? Thanks for the recipe.

Ok, this has definitely got to be one of the strangest names I've ever seen for a pie but it sounds amazing and, Eatcakevintage...I think using an oatmeal cookie crust would for sure compliment this pie perfectly. I've never heard of Momofuku before but I can surely understand why this deliciousness would cost such a hefty price.

I've been to The Cosmopolitan in Vegas but haven't yet stopped into the Milk Bar. The pie looks delicious and the recipe is pretty easy to follow. I've had cream pies before and I'm curious how it tastes. I don't have any graham cracker crusts, so I'll need to pick those up before I can jump into baking one of these.

Oh, this is going to be a big hit at my house. My husband loves custard pie so I can't wait to make this one. Need a few of the ingredients first though. Using the prepared crust makes it super quick and tasty. The dusting of powdered sugar is the perfect finish.

Sounds delicious

You really must make this with the oatmeal cookie crust. The combination of that sweet filling and the cookie crust is what makes "crack pie" so yummy.

How do you prepare oatmeal cookie crust?

This pie looks absolutely delicious! I love that it uses so many ingredients I already have on hand. There's nothing like a simple, rich dessert.

I have used dry coffee creamer and it just adds another layer of creaminess

When you say milk powder do you mean non-fat dry milk or whole milk powder?

I've never met a dessert I didn't like, so the sweetness of this pie didn't bother me. It's definitely an addictive treat, so prepare to want more than one serving!

I've never even heard of this, but boy, I'm glad I had the opportunity to try it! I'm a sweets-lover from way back, and this tasty pie more than satisfied my sweet tooth. It was rich and decadent, yet I love that I can make it with simple, basic ingredients that I pretty much always have on hand.

This is one of the best things I've ever eaten. If you love sweet deserts, you'll go insane for this pie. I completely understand why it's called Crack Pie - I'm pretty sure I'm addicted.

I very much enjoyed this pie! It's super rich and sweet, so a small piece was enough to satisfy me. I might make the graham cracker crust from scratch next time so that I can have more control over the sweetness. I think a traditional pastry crust might also complement the custard filling quite nicely.


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