Prep 0 mins
Cook 1 hr
I searched this out originally for a friend who wanted to recreate a pie from her childhood. Now I'm posting it for a request on the boards. I haven't made it, so let me know what you think about it.
- 1 9 inch pie shell
- 1 cup brown sugar or 1 cup white sugar, but brown tastes better
- 1⁄3 cup flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups light cream
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Line a large 9-inch pie plate with rolled out pastry dough, prick with a fork and bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and reduce heat to 350°F.
- In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour and salt.
- Mix well and spread evenly over the bottom of the crust.
- Warm cream in the microwave, (warm, not hot) and then carefully pour the warmed cream over the sugar mixture, completely covering it.
- In bits, dab butter over the cream.
- Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes to an hour, or until golden spots form on the top.
- The filling will seem liquid but will become firmer as it cools.
Really good stuff. I followed the recipe exactly and made two pies. I baked it on a cookie sheet in case it overflowed. It has like a soft caramel taste and despite the large amount of sugar is not too sweet. I think some pecan halves lined at the bottom of the crust would take this pie over the top!
The first time I tasted this pie I was amazed at the taste. Especially when I found out how easy it was to make. Since then, and several pies later, I now have requests for it at potluck dinners. Really great pie!! My daughter uses light brown sugar, we prefer dark. Either way, it's good.
I read about this pie in a story once and got intriguied by it, but I could never find a recipe that I thought would be credible or that sounded like the one I had read about until I found this one. I love it. When it cooled it was firm enough to eat without a fork and had a wonderfull taste to it. Making it was a breeze. The hardest thing aout it was the crust, but that just took more time to make than everything else. I used brown sugar and I sprinkled some cinnamon onto to after if was done and it made it taste like my mom's cinnamon rolls. Goes great with a glass of milk.