Custard Pie Delight

8685668688_fedf175231Late one night a few weeks ago an idea for a custard pie popped into my mind. I thought it would be delectable to put a rich custard on top of a crust that tasted like a cookie. I came across a pie crust made of butter, flour and powdered sugar, and thought, “That’s it!” I took a custard recipe and added the juice from two lemons to make lemon custard. This dessert does not, however, need to have lemon juice added. You could make a vanilla custard and then add snickerdoodle cookies to the top. There are so many variations you could create. You could change the crust up a bit by swapping the powdered sugar for brown sugar. The main idea is to be creative and have fun while doing so.

Ingredients for pie crust:

  • ¾ cup cold butter
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ cups sifted flour

Directions for pie crust:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13-by-9 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Cream together butter and sugar. Add flour and mix until crumbly. Pat into the pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until light golden brown.

Ingredients for custard:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • Juice from 2 lemons

Mix sugar, salt, flour, vanilla, lemon juice, and milk in saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until mixture boils. Boil one minute. Remove from heat. Stir a little over half of the mixture into the two beaten eggs. Blend into the hot mixture and bring to just boiling, Let cool slightly and pour over pie crust.

Photo: Shadowfoot

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