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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.

Recipe by Oxmoor House October 2013

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Credit: Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary

total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Yield:
Serves 10 (serving size: 1 slice)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375°.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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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Nutrition Facts

239 calories; fat 10g; saturated fat 4.5g; mono fat 1.8g; poly fat 3.2g; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 35.7g; fiber 0.1g; cholesterol 48mg; iron 0.3mg; sodium 192mg; calcium 58mg.
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