crack pie

★★★★★ 1
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By judy sandifer
from Irving, TX

Y'all, this is the hottest pie up in the east coast (mainly New York) and it's called Crack Pie! They call it Crack Pie because "one bite" and you will go back for more. It's addictive. This pie is sweet and gives you a sugar high. If you want a pick-up before you walk out the door in the mornings just eat you a piece of crack pie and you will have no need to go to Starbucks. The original crust for this pie is an oatmeal cookie crust but since this pie is so rich and sweet I just did a regular plain crust. Everyone who ate this pie has asked me to bake them one. Enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Whoa, this crack pie recipe is definitely addictive (and delicious!). With a creamy middle, it's super sweet and tastes like a brown sugar custard pie. The top forms a crust that we loved. We can see why Judy chose to use a regular pie crust instead of an oatmeal one. It really does help to cut down on the sweetness. Pour yourself a big glass of milk and enjoy!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 1
serves 6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For crack pie

  • 1
    regular pie crust (not deep dish unless you want the pie thin)
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    light brown sugar (I used dark)
  • 2 Tbsp
    non-fat dry powered milk
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    melted butter, slightly cooled
  • 6 1/2 Tbsp
    heavy cream
  • 4
    egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn flour (not corn meal or cornstarch)
  • confectioners' sugar for sprinkling

How To Make crack pie

Test Kitchen Tips
If you can't find corn flour, finely ground corn meal is a substitution.
  • Preparing the pie crust to be baked.
    1
    Preheat oven 375 degrees. First, lay parchment paper in the bottom of pie crust and fill with pinto beans. Bake pie crust for about 15 minutes then remove form oven. Set aside. Reduce oven temperature to 350.
  • Sugar, powdered milk, salt and corn flour mixed in a bowl.
    2
    In a medium mixing bowl, whisk sugar, powdered milk, salt, and corn flour. (You will find corn flour at the grocery store. I bought freeze-dried corn at Whole Food and blended it in a blender until powdery).
  • Whisking in melted butter, cream, eggs yolks, and vanilla.
    3
    Add melted butter, and whisk (not too much) until blended. Add cream, eggs yolks and vanilla and whisk until cream is just blended in. DO NOT WHISK TOO MUCH because we don't want a lot of air to get in the mixture which will prevent the pie from being gooey and that is what the pie is all about.
  • Pie in the oven ready to be baked.
    4
    Pour filling into crust. Bake pie 30 minutes, reduce oven temp to 325 and continue for 20 minutes or until pie filling is brown on top (mine bakes perfectly for 50 minutes but keep baking until top of pie is brown then it's ready to take out).
  • Powdered sugar dusted over the baked pie.
    5
    Cool about 10 minutes then sprinkle powdered sugar on top. Let cool several hours before cutting. ENJOY!
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