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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Mimsy's Apple Pie With Subtle Custard

This is my new favorite apple pie. The custard is so subtle that you really don't know you are eating a custard pie, it just adds a bit of creaminess and richness that most apple pies don't have. This is my own recipe, and it's a keeper!

5 -6 granny smith apples, cored and peeled
3 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3 Tbsp cornstarch

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup butter

Your favorite single pie crust recipe for a deep pie plate

Preheat oven to 300ºF

Thinly slice apples and mix in a bowl with cornstarch, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Melt butter in a large skillet. Saute apple mixture in skillet until apples are tender. Set aside.

Beat granulated sugar and eggs in a mixing bowl until smooth. Add cream and vanilla and beat until combined.

Fit pie crust into plate, fill with apples and top with egg & cream mixture. Bake in oven for 45 minutes. Meanwhile mix together brown sugar, butter and flour to make a streusel topping. Carefully sprinkle streusel over the pie and return pie to oven. Bake an additional 50 minutes to an hour, or until completely set and inserted knife comes out clean. Allow to stand 1 hour before serving.