First let me start by saying...I am NOT a pie maker.
That being said, I am ATTEMPTING to make more and more, but they are not pretty.
I believe desserts should be pretty...but not everything that is good is pretty!
Ok...now that we've got that straight, LOL!
I discovered this pie about a year or so ago out of my oldest son's and my love of Snickerdoodle cookies. We made it and we both fell in love with it. So...I thought I would share the recipe. I don't remember where I got it, so pardon me for not giving credit where credit is due, but I will say, "I AM NOT THE AUTHOR OF THIS PIE", there I said it...so no one get mad at me for stealing your recipe, LOL! Let's start with the crust!
Flaky Pie Dough
1 1/4 c. all purpose flour
4 tbsp cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
4 tbsp vegetable shortening chilled
1/4 tsp salt
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse several times until mixture resembles coarse meal. With motor running, add 2 tbsp ice cold water and process just until dough forms a ball. Add more water, 1 tsp at a time, if dough is too dry. Press into a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 2 days before using.
And now...moving on to the pie!
Gather your ingredients!
You will need:
1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1 tbsp sugar for topping
1 c. sugar
4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 1/2 c. buttermilk
4 large eggs yolks
1/4 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
Roll out pie dough on a lightly floured surface into an 11 inch circle. Fit into a 9 inch pie pan and trim edges so they overhang by 1 inch. Fold dough under to create a double thick edge, crimp decoratively. Place in refrigerator to chill while preparing filling.
Preheat oven to 350. Set a rack in the lower third of oven. Line a baking sheet with foil and set it in the oven to preheat.
Let's start measuring and mixing!
In a small bowl combine cinnamon and sugar topping. Set aside.
Now that you have your cinnamon sugar mixture, let's work on the pie filling!
Melt your butter. I just use the micro!
Now you will slowly add each ingredient one by one into a mixing bowl and whisk!
Don't forget to separate your eggs!
Is there anything more gross than looking at egg whites when you separate them? LOL!
Add the egg yolks.
Salt and sugar.
And whisk away!
Pour into your crust.
Get your cinnamon sugar topping...
And sprinkle it all over...
It should look like this!
Place your pie on the foil wrapped pre-heated baking sheeet.
Bake at 350 for twenty minutes, then without opening oven door, reduce heat to 325 and bake another 20 minutes until pie is set, puffed, and golden. Let cool on a wire rack.
Now wasn't that fun!
I hope you enjoy this pie as much as my son and I do!
Happy pie eating!
P.S. I told you it wasn't pretty! Haha!