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APPLE CUSTARD PIE AND SOUR CREAM APPLE PIE VARIATION

Makes 1 9-inch pie

Ingredients

  • ½ recipe Plain Pastry or other pastry for a single-crust pie
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • 1 C sugar
  • 5 apples pared, cut into halves
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 ½ C 1 large can evaporated milk
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450o. Line pie pan with pastry, and sprinkle pastry with 2 Tbsp flour and ¼ C sugar. Arrange apple halves cut sides up in pastry shell. Combine egg and milk, and pour over apples. Combine remaining 2 Tbsp flour, ¾ C sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon, and sprinkle mixture over top of filling in pastry shell. Bake 10 minutes, reduce oven temperature to 325o, and bake 30 minutes longer, until apples are tender and custard is firm.

Notes

SOUR CREAM APPLE PIE VARIATION Omit egg, milk, cinnamon, and half the flour. Combine remaining ingredients as above and bake as above, adding 1 C sour cream after 25 minutes.