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.
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.
My mom would always make poor mans pie whenever she had enough pie dough leftover. It was our favorite. Her version is similar to this recipe, she used milk instead of cream though and always added cinnamon. Definately use brown sugar, not white. Excellent! Kids will love this one.