Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Crack Pie

I don't know why it's called Crack Pie. Is it addictive? I suppose. Does it crack when you cook it?Somewhat. Did I have to crack the cookie crust? Yes. Super sweet. Super good. Super yum. --Mark


Oat Cookie Crust
Nonstick spray
9 T butter
5 1/2 T packed brown sugar
2 T sugar
1 large egg
3/4 C plus 2 T old-fashioned oats
1/2 C flour
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

3/4 C sugar
1/2 C packed brown sugar
1 T nonfat dry milk powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 C butter, melted, cooled slightly
6 1/2 T heavy whipping cream
4 large egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
powdered sugar for dusting


Oat Cookie Crust
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a 13x9x2 inch baking pan with parchment paper, and coat with nonstick spray.

Combine 6 T butter, 4 T brown sugar, and 2 T sugar in a medium bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until pale and fluffy. Add oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and beat until will blended. Turn oat mixture out onto prepared baking pan. Press evenly to edges of the pan. Bake until light golden on top, 17 to 18 minutes. Transfer baking pan to a rack and cool completely.

Using your hands, crumble the oat cookie into a large bowl. Add 3 T butter and 1 1/2 T brown sugar. Rub in with fingertips until mixture is moist enough to stick together. Press into a 9-inch pie dish, covering the bottom and extending up the sides of the dish. Place dish on a rimmed baking sheet.

Position the rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350˚F. Whisk 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 for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 325˚F. Continue to bake until filling is brown in spots and set around the edges, but the center still moves slightly, about 20 minutes. Cool pie 2 hours in pie dish on rack. Chill uncovered overnight.

Sift powdered sugar lightly over top of pie. Cut into wedges and serve cold.

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