Monday, December 7, 2020

Egg Nog Pie


 OK, here’s a question for you… Do you like egg nog??
It’s a simple question, right? But who knew it would be so divisive?? It’s almost as crazy as the great “pineapple on pizza” conversation (which I LOVE, btw). If you bring up the topic of egg nog on social media, you’ll see an onslaught of comments ranging from one extreme to the other. Either people LOVE it, or they find it to be absolutely repulsive. Such was exactly the case when my fabulous friend, Audrey, recently posted, not that she didn’t like it, but that she has “never tried it, and never will.” Well, when it comes to food, I would always say to at least try it!
 And yes, of course I am, have always been, and will always be Team Egg Nog.  It’s sweet and creamy and tastes like a milkshake! What’s not to love? And I love to bake with it too! If I can find some new egg nog dessert every year, then it’s a good Christmas, I say.
 I’ve done egg nog cupcakes, egg nog ice cream, egg nog fudge, egg nog trifle, egg nog cookies, egg nog quick bread, even an egg nog French toast casserole. I simply can’t get enough! But somehow or other, I’ve never gotten around to making a fabulous egg nog custard pie…..until now!
 It’s just exactly what you think it will be: rich sweet delicious custard made with egg nog, and a little pinch of nutmeg to go over the top. Perfect with a little swirl of whipped cream. It also comes together in a snap because you just stir it all together and pour it into your pie shell. Easy!
 So if you love love LOVE egg nog as much as I do, I think you should try this pie. And Audrey…. well, maybe this pie will change your mind! 

1  1/4 cups white sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups eggnog
3 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp rum extract
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 (9 inch) prepared, unbaked pie crust, thawed

Heat oven to 350ºF
Mix the sugar and flour together in a mixing bowl. Beat in the egg nog, eggs, and vanilla to make a smooth mixture. Stir in the butter. Pour into the prepared pie crust.
Bake until the custard is set, 45-55 minutes. Cool before serving. Top with whipped topping, if desired.

Btw…I found this recipe on All Recipes . com and frankly, I have no idea who the author is. And of course, this is my tweaked version. Whenever I make egg nog anything, I always add just a little rum extract. It makes it taste more like egg nog! Also the original recipe said to bake it for 35-45 minutes which was nowhere near enough. You’ll know it’s done when the center puffs up a little and is no longer liquid.

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