December 28, 2006

Cherry Custard Pie

When I was a kid (probably in 4th or 5th grade) I snuck a cherry out of this pie as it was cooling on the counter. My parents discovered the missing cherry and asked me if I'd eaten it. I said, "Oh no! That was Karen!" (my sister) Unfortunately for me, everyone knew that this was my favorite pie and that my sister didn't care for it. So I got in trouble not only for stealing the cherry, but for lying about it afterwards. doh!

1 9 inch unbaked pie shell
2 T flour
1/4 c sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c. sugar
2 T flour
1/2 t vanilla
1/4 t salt
1 can sour cherries

Add 2T flour and 1/4 c. sugar to bottom of pie shell. Pour one can of drained cherries (the sour kind) and arrange in the bottom of the pie shell. In 2 cup measure mix with fork eggs, 1/2 c. sugar, vanilla and milk (added to make 1 1/4 c.) Pour over cherries.

Bake 10 minutes in preheated oven at 400 degrees. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake additional 40 - 45 minutes until custard is set.

(This recipe reads a bit weird. I wrote it down back in college and I obviously didn't have all of my brain cells functioning at the time or something.)