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Hoosier Pie

Photo: Oxmoor House
Total time 2 hrs, 30 mins
Yield Serves 10 (serving size: 1 slice)
This simple custard pie originated in the 1800s as a way to use ingredients typically on hand: butter, flour, and sugar or maple syrup. Similar to the Hoosier Pie is the Pennsylvania Chess Pie; both were created, it's believed, by Shaker and Amish cooks.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 (14.1-ounce) package refrigerated pie dough
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

Nutrition Information

  • calories 239
  • fat 10 g
  • satfat 4.5 g
  • monofat 1.8 g
  • polyfat 3.2 g
  • protein 3.2 g
  • carbohydrate 35.7 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 48 mg
  • iron 0.3 mg
  • sodium 192 mg
  • calcium 58 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. Fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate. Fold edges under; flute.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt. Add half-and-half, and mix well.

  4. Combine whole milk and egg yolks in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk; add to sugar mixture, and whisk to combine well. Stir in vanilla.

  5. Pour mixture into prepared crust and sprinkle nutmeg over top. Bake at 375° for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until filling is set and lightly browned. Cool completely before serving.

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