Thursday, October 23, 2008

RASPBERRY CUSTARD PIE

This is one of my favorite pie recipes! It is from a very old cookbook and uses
the kind of basic ingredients that most everyone will have in their cupboard.

I was asked to make pies for a board meeting last week and they asked for
Lemon Meringue and "something berry." I made this pie with raspberry topping
and the verdict was Wonderful!

Any kind of canned berries will do--blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, etc.
I prefer the tang of raspberries to off set the custard sweetness. This is a great
pie for the holidays with it's cheery colors and deliciously different flavors. Try it!




RASPBERRY CUSTARD PIE



FILLING

1/2 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 Baked Pie Shell

In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, flour and salt. Gradually stir in milk,
whisking until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened
and bubbly. Reduce heat, cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat and
stir a small amount into egg; return all to the saucepan. Cook and stir until
almost bubbly. Reduce heat and cook and stir 1 minute more (do not boil)

Remove from heat; stir in vanilla until smooth. Let cool completely to room
temperature. Once cooled, stir gently with a wire whisk to break up any lumps
so mixture is smooth.

Whip cream and gently fold into filling. Pour into baked pastry shell and refri-
gerate until set, a minimum of 2 hours. Pour chosen fruit filling over pie and 
return to refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

Yield: 6-8 servings



6 comments:

Becky said...

Sounds easy enough for me to do... I might try it in blue berry... nummy :-p Thanks for sharing

Laura ~Peach~ said...

yummy!

Caution Flag said...

I always think I can make your recipes, but something breaks down along the way :(

Caution Flag said...

P.S. Close your eyes for just a minute. I'm about to steal your wowzio slideshow widgit. Thanks. You can open them now.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

GORGEOUS!!!

On food-post days your blogstop is always last on my list because my stomach growls too loudly too go on! I'm off! : )

Kathy said...

I'll be trying this one! Thanks.