Monday, April 20, 2009

Apple Custard Pie

pastry for 1 pie
3 to 4 Granny Smith or other tart green apples, peeled, cored and halved
4 Tbsp flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 1/4 cup evaporated milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

1. Preheat oven to 450.
2. Mix 2 Tbsp flour and 1/4 c of sugar. Spread evenly on bottom of pie shell.
3. Place an apple half, rounded side down, in the centre of the pie shell, then place remaining apple halves (also rounded sides down) around it. Depending on the size of apples, you may need between 6 and 8 apple halves to fill the shell.
4. Beat the egg with a fork. Add the evap milk and beat for a minute. Pour mixture into the shell, over the apples. You may not need all the mixture, depending on the depth of your pie shell. Leave about a 1/4" from the rim of the shell.
5. Mix the remaining sugar and flour with the cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkle mixture over the apples and custard.
6. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 325 and bake on middle rack for 30-45 minutes or until knife inserted into custard near centre of pie comes out clean.

No comments: