Recipe Review: Berry Custard Pie

We haven’t posted in a long, long time, so today I just wanted to share a recipe with you guys!  This is the Mixed Berry Custard Pie from The Washington Post and I’ve make it probably three times now.  I don’t often get my recipes from newspapers these days, but I happened upon this one in a search and I love how simple it is compared to some other desserts.  Plus, it’s fun putting the berries on the bottom and having them float to the top during baking so there’s a hidden custard layer ;).

In this recipe, you don’t need to prepare anything ahead, unless you want to make a pie crust from scratch.  You only need a bottom crust, too.  I don’t even think you need to defrost the berries if you use frozen – just add a little time or temperature.

This is easy to change up however you feel like, too.  This time, I made half my berries into a compote with a little muddled basil in there.  I also put some raspberry extract in the custard.  Lemon or orange zest would be a good addition too!

Tip:  Make the custard by first whisking the sugar and flour, adding the eggs & vanilla, and lastly the milk.  If you add the flour last the way the recipe asks, you’ll get tons of tiny clumps unless you sift it in.  I think it’s a lot easier to just reverse the order.

 

Did you try out this recipe?  Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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Cinnamon Apple Cake! (a recipe from Shelly)

wpid-wp-1445819002238.jpgApple season has started and I picked some up at my local farmer’s market last weekend.  Half got eaten on their own, but I wanted to make something delicious with the last couple!  I came across this recipe from The Baking ChocolaTess and decided to use it as the base, but I made some modifications based on my preferences ;).  Mostly, cutting down the butter and sugar because using a whole stick just didn’t feel right to me.  I also like to use some whole wheat flour in there – it’s not enough to notice, I promise.  And the most important addition…

wpid-wp-1445812941393.jpgCinnamon chips!  They’re basically white chocolate chips with a ton of cinnamon flavor.  I love these, and they only come out around this time of year.  (Actually, I stocked up last year, and this was the last of those :P)

Check below the cut for my version of the recipe!

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