Tuesday, March 17, 2009

French Market Pie

I think this recipe came from Katherine's blog, but I simply scribbled it on a piece of paper and stuffed it in a pile of other ideas. If it's not Katherine's, apologies to whoever originated it, and sorry I'm such a dumbbunny that I didn't write down origin, date, or anything!

That being said, this was Pi Day's dessert Pie. The confession having been made many times, I know no one here's surprised at the origin of my crust (recipe: hunt in your supermarket's cooler case).

There was not one scrap left over from this pie. (Note to self: Make 2 or 3 of these if more than 5 people are home. Suggestion to everyone else: see above note to self.) My husband opined that this was similar in flavor to pecan pie, but without nuts; everyone else simply mourned the fact that it was already gone.


1/3 cup melted butter
1-1/2 cups light brown sugar
3 eggs
1/3 cup whipping cream

1/2 tsp vanilla extract
9" pie shell

Beat the butter and brown sugar together until combined, then add the eggs one at a time, blending completely. Beat in the cream and vanilla, and pour into the pie crust. Bake at 350F for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve with whipped cream. Cry when it's all gone.


Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

You were right and I'm glad your family enjoyed it. It looks great! I haven't made it since I posted it.

Pam said...

What a beautiful pie - It looks really tasty.

Paula said...

YUM! I must admit that I do like pie, and this looks like one that even I, the novice baker, could tackle! I could just imagine my husband waiting oven-side to snatch this right up! :-)

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious!

buffalodick said...

I'll take Pie R squared to go!

Anonymous said...

Wow, a bunch of simple ingredients, I love that! Thanks for this.

The Blonde Duck said...

How did I miss this pie?!???!?!

pam said...

I'm with blond duck...how did I miss this pie on Katherine's site!!!

Bunny said...

I shop at that store too! This looks wonderful!

Jan said...

Mmmm! this sounds yummy. I'm totally with you on the refrigerated pie crusts, I can't make pastry to save my life.