Ultimate Strawberry Cream Pie

Recipe by nick sawaya
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READY IN: 5hrs 35mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • FOR CRUST: mix crumbs and butter till evenly coated.
  • press into 9" pie plate and bake at 350 degrees about 7 minutes or until just brown.
  • set aside to cool.
  • FOR FILLING: scald milk over medium-low heat in saucepan.
  • (till bubbles start forming around the edges) BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVERCOOK!
  • this will lead to a burnt aftertaste.
  • In another saucepan, combine the sugar, flour, and salt.
  • slowly pour in and mix the scalded milk.
  • cook over medium heat stirring constantly until the custard thickens.
  • when it thickens up a bit, cover and cook for two minutes longer stirring occasionally.
  • take custard and pour small amount into yolks mixing thoroughly, then slowly mix in the rest of the custard.
  • stir in the butter and vanilla and return to the saucepan on medium for a minute or two longer stirring constantly.
  • take off heat and let cool to room temperature.
  • When all is cool, take sliced strawberries and scatter into crust as thickly as looks delicious to you.
  • pour the custard over the berries and refrigerate covered at least several hours till set.
  • FOR TOPPING: combine cream, sugar and vanilla in bowl, beat till slightly stiff.
  • stir in crushed berries and beat until stiff.
  • spread evenly over top of the the pie and place back in the refrigerator covered for another hour optimally.
  • Remove from fridge and arrange sliced strawberries in a circular pattern on top and serve.
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