Simplified Momofuku Crack Pie

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READY IN: 15hrs 40mins
Recipe by Raquel Grinnell

Anyone who has taken a bite of this Milk Bar best seller immediately knows the reason for the sassy name. Once you start eating this rich, salty-sweet pie with its oat cookie crust, you won't be able to stop. Cooking time reflects 15 hours (includes baking, cooling, and chilling time). Recipe by Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar, New York, New York

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Directions

  1. Oat Cookie Crust: Preheat oven to 350°F Line 13x9x2-inch metal baking pan with parchment paper; coat with nonstick spray. Combine 6 tablespoons butter, 4 tablespoons brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons sugar in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat mixture until light and fluffy, occasionally scraping down sides of bowl, about 2 minutes. Add egg; beat until pale and fluffy. Add oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and beat until well blended, about 1 minute. Turn oat mixture out onto prepared baking pan; press out evenly to edges of pan. Bake until light golden on top, 17 to 18 minutes. Transfer baking pan to rack and cool cookie completely.
  2. Using hands, crumble oat cookie into large bowl; add 3 tablespoons butter and 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar. Rub in with fingertips until mixture is moist enough to stick together. Transfer cookie crust mixture to 9-inch-diameter glass pie dish. Using fingers, press mixture evenly onto bottom and up sides of pie dish. Place pie dish with crust on rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Filling: Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 325°F Whisk both sugars, milk powder, and salt in medium bowl to blend. Add melted butter and whisk until blended. Add cream, then egg yolks and vanilla and whisk until well blended. Pour filling into crust. Bake at 325 for 15 minutes then reduce to 310 for an additional 10 minutes, or until filling is brown in spots and set around edges but center still moves slightly when pie dish is gently shaken. Cool pie 2 hours in pie dish on rack. Chill uncovered overnight. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover; keep chilled.
  4. Sift powdered sugar lightly over top of pie. Cut pie into wedges and serve cold.

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