Thursday, July 26, 2012

Love baking pies

Often when I bake pies I think of my mom and dad.  Both baked pies and they were always delicious. My mom's apple, cherry, and pumpkin are ones I remember as being favorites.  My dad made the best pecan pie I have ever tasted as well as a banana cream that I wish I had the recipe for.

So today as I was baking pies I pictured my mom or dad in the kitchen making their pie crusts. My parents each had their favorite crust recipe. I have my favorite too and it is different than both of theirs. I am thankful for all they taught me about making a good pie crust...the preparation, the rolling out of the dough, and placing it in a pie plate. I loved the memories I had today as I baked pies.
One of today's pies was
Strawberry Custard

1 1/3 C sugar, divided
6 T cornstarch, divided
1/4 t salt
2 C milk
2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 T butter or margarine (I always use butter)
1 t vanilla extract
1 baked 9-inch pastry shell
1 C water, divided
1 T lemon juice
1/2 t liquid red food coloring
6 C fresh strawberries, halved
Garnishes: sweetened whipped cream, fresh strawberry

Combine 2/3 C sugar, 4 T cornstarch, and salt in a saucepan;stir in milk. bring to a boil over medium heat. cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute.
Whisk milk mixture gradually into egg yolks until blended. Return mixture to saucepan. * Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat;stir in butter and vanilla. Spoon hot filling into pastry shell.
Stir together remaining 2/3 C sugar, remaining 2 T cornstarch, and 2 T water.
Bring remaining water to a boil in medium saucepan. Whisk in sugar mixture;cook, whisking constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened and clear. remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice and food coloring; cool. fold strawberries into syrup mixture. Spoon over custard mixture; chill 4 hours. Garnish, if desired.

from Southern Living

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Natalia Glazacheva said...

Your cake looks yummy, Elaine! Thank you for sharing with us the ricepe :o)
Happy day to you

Unknown said...

Oh, that is yummy!!! lol

Casey said...

That is beautiful!! Did you make the pie crust from scratch? It looks like something out of a magazine!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

this makes me hungry and we just got back from dinner at Ruby Tuesdays!!! You will have to give both of your parents pie crusts recipes one day...

Maria Glazacheva said...

Mmmmm....votre gateau est magnifique!! J`espere que il etait tres bon!!!! :O)
Have a nice day!!!
xxx Maria xxx