Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Recipe // Custard Pie

 I have always loved baking. My earliest memories of baking were making biscuits and blonde brownies. They were my specialties. As I grew older, I learned to bake cakes, cheesecakes, and more. I still love baking; there is nothing better than pulling a warm, yummy treat out of the oven.
 For all I love to bake and I love dessert, I really don't make a lot of desserts here at home. Gerry is not a huge fan of sweet things (funny, because when he was a boy he consumed copious amounts of Pepsi and candy on weekends) which is actually probably really good, because I have a major sweet tooth! On the other hand, it's bad because if I do make a dessert, depending on what it is, I'll end up eating it all myself. Not good! That's why I love this pie. Not only is it easy to make, it's also the right amount of sweetness. Sweet enough to satisfy my cravings, but not overly so. And did I mention it's easy to make? Chances are you probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now too!
 I made this pie for a fellowship meal at church a week or so ago. It sadly got all eaten up so later that week, I made another one for us to enjoy!
 Without further ado, here is the recipe!

Caramel Custard Pie

1 unbaked pie shell
1 T. Flour (heaping)
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, separated
Pinch of salt
1 cup cream
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp maple flavoring
Chopped nuts (I used pecans)

Mix flour, sugar, egg yolks, and salt. Add enough cream to make a paste. Bring milk and rest of cream to scalding and add to other ingredients. (Do not cool milk.) Beat egg whites until stiff and fold in last along with maple flavoring. Pour into pie shell; sprinkle with nuts. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes then at 325 degrees until done (approximately 45-50 minutes).


Do you enjoy baking? What are your favorite desserts to make and eat?

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