say crack again.. CRACK! ok i couldn't not quote mean girls! anyways, this weekend i decided to tackle momofuku's crack pie. i actually have yet to go to momofuku and have the famous crack pie [it is on my spring to do list], but this recipe turned out so good, i can only imagine the real thing! it looks a little lengthy but the actual process is so easy. you basically just make one giant oatmeal cookie, and then crush it up into a pie crust. the filling is a cross between a sugar pie and a butter tart filling. it is definitely on the sweet side, but than again it is called "crack pie". AND if you are wondering why my pie has a fox design in the middle, it is my favourite animal and nothing more! here we go...this recipe has been adapted from the momofuku cook book:
INGREDIENTS (makes two ten inch pies)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups quick oats
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- in the bowl of a stand mixer cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- add egg and vanilla, and continue to mix until even lighter and fluffier.
- add flour, oats, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
- spread out on one big cookie sheet (to make one giant cookie) and bake at 350 degrees until the edges begin to brown.
- remove from oven and let completely cool before continuing on
- 1 giant oat cookie, cooled
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- crumble up oat cookie with your hands, until it becomes a sandy, coarse, texture.
- add sugar, salt, and butter, and mix until the crumbled cooking begins to stick together.
- separate between two pie dishes, and old into a cruse shape.
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 3/4 cup cold heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 egg yolks [egg white omelette in the morning anyone?]
- in the bowl of a stand mixer, add the sugar, brown sugar, cornstarch and salt.
- add the melted butter and blend until ingredients are evenly mixed.
- add the vanilla and heavy cream, mixing until the cream is even dispersed.
- add all the egg yolks at once and mix until the batter becomes glossy, but be careful not to over mix!
- divide mixture evenly into the two prepared pie plates.
- bake at 350 degrees for exactly fifteen minutes, once the time is up, reduce oven to 325 degrees and open the oven door until this temperature is reached.
- once the oven reaches 325 degrees, close oven door and bake for 10-15 minutes longer (pie will still be very jiggly, but the edges should be browned)
- let cool and room temperature, then freeze over night.
- dust with powdered sugar and add whatever fun design you desire!