How To Make The Perfect Creamy Pie
Pie is a classic dessert that has been enjoyed for centuries. With its flaky, buttery crust and rich, creamy filling, it’s no wonder why so many people love pie. If you’re looking for an easy but delicious way to make a creamy pie, then look no further! This recipe is sure to please even the most discerning of palates.
Ingredients You'll Need For The Crust
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 sticks (1 cup) of cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 4-8 tablespoons ice water
Ingredients You'll Need For The Filling
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- Pinch of salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups whole milk
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
Directions For The Crust
Step One: In a medium bowl, mix together the flour and salt. Cut in the cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Step Two: Add in the ice water one tablespoon at a time while stirring with a fork until the dough comes together.
Step Three: Gather dough into two balls and flatten each one into a disk before wrapping it in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 45 minutes or until chilled through.
Step Four: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Step Five: Roll out one disk of dough on a lightly floured surface until it's about 12 inches in diameter and transfer it to a 9-inch pie plate or tart pan. Trim edges and crimp as desired.
Step Six: Prick the bottom of the crust several times with a fork then chill for 15 minutes before baking for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Step Seven: Set aside to cool completely before adding the filling.
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Directions For The Filling
Step One: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, salt, and eggs until smooth.
Step Two: Slowly add in milk while whisking constantly until well combined.
Step Three: Cook over medium heat while stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until thickened.
Step Four: Now remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla extract until incorporated.
Step Five: Pour filling into the cooled crust
Step Six: Now cover with a plastic wrap directly touching the top of the filling so it doesn't form a skin while chilling in the refrigerator for 3 hours or overnight.
Step Seven: Once chilled, spread heavy cream over the top of the pie.
Step Eight: Decorate as desired with additional heavy whipped cream, white fondant or if you wish to add in a little chocolaty flavor, pour over some ganache if desired before serving immediately! Enjoy!
There's nothing more comforting than homemade pie! With this easy recipe for creamy pie, you can whip up your own delicious dessert that will be sure to impress family and friends alike! So what are you waiting for? Get baking today!
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