Thursday, August 21, 2008

French Market Pie

This is an oldie but a goodie that I've had for years. I had just gotten engaged and a lady that I worked with at the time, gave this to me on a simple sheet of yellow legal paper. She told me to make this for my husband-to-be. I didn't. I found the yellow paper years later and said, "Hmmm, think I'll give it a try." and WOAH, why did I wait so long?! This pie is so light and heavenly, you must make it tonight!

French Market Pie
1/3 cup melted butter
1 ½ cups packed light brown sugar
3 eggs
1/3 cup whipping cream
½ teaspoon vanilla (for a neat twist if you're out of vanilla, try almond extract)
9-inch pie shell, unbaked
Whipped cream and nutmeg for garnish

Cream butter and sugar together for 1 minute. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat until fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Add cream and vanilla. Beat a few minutes.

Pour mixture in unbaked pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.

Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream and grated nutmeg. Ok, just stick a fork into the thing...I know you've earned it!


Bellini Valli said...

Those "older" and more seasoned ladies no what they are talking about:D

gigi said...

This looks easy and quick enough to try in a minute! Thanks for sharing this one.

Pam said...

Beautiful! It sounds like my kind of pie. My mouth is watering.

Greg C said...

Yum, I agree with Bellina. I used to have some old recipe's that were out of this world.

Marjie said...

Yes, I will have to try this. Maybe with one of those refrigerated pie crust things, since I'm still crust-phobic!

Michele said...

it's amazing how the simple recipes taste the best. I love pies like this. Thanks so much for the comment on my stuffed shells...and honestly, I don't see anything wrong with eating them for breakfast. :-)

Prudy said...

I've never had this before, and now I feel like I've never lived. I've got to make some and squeeze it in with all the other treats I've been cranking out.

Jenny said...

Mmmm Katherine, this pie looks scrumptious! I'd love a slice tonight!

Reeni said...

Looks delicious! And fast and easy to make when your short on time. YUM!

John Roberts said...

I've never heard of this one. We'll have to give it a try.