Friday, June 11, 2010

Brown Butter Custard Pie with Cinnamon Toast Crumb Crust Recipe

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Source: Momofuku for 2


Brown Butter Custard Pie with Cinnamon Toast Crumb Crust Recipe
adapted from Food and Wine
makes one 4.5 inch springform pie

Cinnamon Toast Crumb Crust Recipe

1/2 stick unsalted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
pinch of kosher salt
generous pinch of cinnamon
1 cup diced white bread crusts

Preheat the oven to 325°. In a saucepan, melt the butter. Cook over moderate heat, stirring, until the butter is golden brown, about 8 minutes; strain into a glass measuring cup. Reserve the browned butter solids for the pie filling.
Pour half of the melted butter into a bowl. Add the sugar, salt, cinnamon and bread, and toss. Spread the bread on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, stirring once or twice, until golden. Let cool.
Pour the remaining butter into a food processor. Add the croutons and pulse to fine crumbs; spoon the crumbs into a 4.5 inch springform and press the crumbs over the bottom and sides; refrigerate the crust until chilled, 15 minutes.


Brown Butter Custard Pie Recipe

1 teaspoons plain powdered gelatin
Reserved browned butter solids from Cinnamon Toast Crumb Crust
1/2 cup whole milk
1/6 cup light brown sugar
2 generous pinches of cinnamon
pinch of Kosher salt
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 tablespoons sour cream

In a microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over 1 tablespoon of water and let stand until softened, 3 minutes. Microwave at high power for 10 seconds, until melted. In a microwave-safe measuring cup, microwave the reserved brown butter solids with the milk, sugar, a pinch of cinnamon and a pinch of salt until warm. Whisk in the gelatin and refrigerate until set.

In a bowl, whisk the heavy cream and sour cream to soft peaks. Whisk the custard to loosen it, then fold into the whipped cream. Pour the custard into the Cinnamon Toast Crumb Crust; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Cut the pie into wedges and serve.