Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pie Day!

No, not that Pi Day... that's in March, silly!! Today was Pie (baking) Day at our house though. Cranberry Custard Pie (another twist on Jerrie's Rhubarb Custard Pie - again - I love this pie!) A couple pumpkins, and next up is Daisy Martinez's Mexican Flan (especially for Shannon who recently had surgery and is on a soft-foods diet). I'm just waiting to make this one until the kids are in bed since I am not caramelizing sugar with little people in my kitchen.

Cranberry Custard Pie (formerly Jerrie's Rhubarb Custard Pie - delish either way!)

3/4 c. sugar
3 Tbs. flour (slightly rounded)
1/4 c. melted butter
2 eggs (beaten)
1 Tbs. vanilla
1 c. milk
pinch of salt
unbaked bottom pie shell
1 c. fresh cranberries (or slightly more, whatever fills the top of the pie up)
About 1 Tbs. cinnamon sugar to sprinkle on top (sprinkle on the last 25 minutes of baking)

Stir flour into sugar, then moisten with a couple add butter, eggs, vanilla, salt & remainder of milk and blend well.

Pour mixture into unbaked pie shell, and add the cranberries on top. The recipe calls for 1 cup, but add berries until the filling is up to the bottom lip of the crust.

Bake 20 minutes at 375-degrees F.
Then continue to bake 25 minutes at 300-degrees F. It is finished when knife is pulled out clean and it should jiggle a little. You may need to bake it for a few more minutes if the custard is too far from set - you be the judge!
Daisy Martinez's Flan

Caramelize 1 cup sugar with a couple Tbs. of water and swirl in pie plate.
Blend in blender:

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 can Nestle Medela Crema
3 eggs
3 egg yolks
1 Tbs. vanilla

Pour into pie plate and bake in water bath (in 350-degree oven) for 35 minutes or until set. Chill for at least three hours, and invert on plate to serve.

1 comment:

Jen said...

All sounds yummy! Poor Shanon, hope she is better soon. If she doesn't want to miss out on pumpkin pie she can scoop the filling out and put whip cream on that! My mom always bakes it like custard without crust for health reasons.


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