An Elvis-Inspired Custard Jam Pie Recipe

 Custard and Jam Pie

Alton Brown, on Good Eats, once summoned the spirit of Elvis, who properly defined cheesecake as custard pie. But cheesecake is time consuming, and sometimes you must deliver a meal fit for The King in a hurry. Custard pie is your time saving answer for dessert is such a situation thankyouverymuch!  This version calls for jam on the bottom which makes it even more delicious. Think: fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt.

I use my GF crumble pie crust recipe. But, if you have a favorite crust, this pie jams well with both pre-baked and no-bake crusts.

Custard Jam Pie Recipe

3 cups half and half
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
3 Tbsp cornstarch
2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup strawberry jam (or other favorite jam)
1 prebaked gluten free pie shell or crumble pie crust

Preheat oven to 375°. Heat half and half in saucepan over medium heat until steaming. In a bowl whisk eggs, sugar, cornstarch, extracts, and salt together.

Heat pie shell in oven for 5 minutes.

Whisk steaming milk mixture vigorously while slowly streaming in the egg mixture. Stir mixture constantly with a wooden spoon until custard thickens or temperature reaches 160°.

Spread jam over bottom of heated pie crust. Then pour custard pie shell and bake until custard has set atound the edge and jiggles slightly toward the middle 12-15 minutes. Cool and serve.

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