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Posting Schedule - Monday: recipes from other sources that I’ve enjoyed, Wednesday: my original or family recipes, Friday: themed recipe blog hop

September 2, 2010

Egg Custard Pie

Although, I like rich and complicated recipes that bring together a number of perfectly matched flavors, sometimes it is the simple foods I like the best.  Simple meaning basic ingredients and no special kitchen tools required to bake a beautiful pie.  Bloodhound has always enjoyed egg custard.  I recently found an egg custard pie that is only slightly sweet and most delicious, but above all its simple.

Egg Custard Pie

4 eggs 
1/2 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups milk
3 tablespoons butter
1 refrigerated pie crust
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C.)
In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla. Mix just enough to incorporate all the ingredients. Set aside. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine milk and butter. Use a wire whisk and stir constantly until the milk begins to rise in the saucepan at a rapid boil - 5 to 8 minutes. NEVER stop stirring, or the milk will burn. Pour the hot mixture into the egg mixture, stirring as you pour.
Line a 9 inch pan with dough. Pour custard mixture into crust. Protect the edges of crust with a ring of aluminum foil.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.  Filling will appear slightly jiggly. Allow to cool.

PS - When I went to bed last night we still had 1/2 a pie.  I was mortally wounded when I found this upon waking.

And since it was consumed in the wee hours of the night, we all know who did it...

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