Monday, July 5, 2010

Raspberry Glaze for a Raspberry Custard Pie

It is Raspberry Pie seaon.  This summers raspberry pie features a glaze made with part of the fresh raspberries.  Last year I featured my  raspberry custard pie using a bit of raspberry jam glaze.  It is a bit redundant and yet I like the option of different glazes and perhaps you do too. You should also take a look at Judy's Raspberry Glaze which features raspberry jello.  I have also made that one many times with raspberries, strawberries and peaches. . . Like I said, we want to provide you with options.

  • one baked pie shell 
Custard
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 egg yolks
Fresh Raspberry Glaze
  • 4 cups raspberries
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
Custard Instructions
  1. Combine the 1/3 sugar and the first 2 tablespoons of cornstarch in a small  saucepan.
  2. Stir in the milk and the egg yolks and bring to a boil over medium heat. . stirring continually.
  3. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then pour into the baked pie shell and allow to cool in the refrigerator.
The Raspberry Glaze
  1. Take 1 cup of the raspberries and combine them with the water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil and allow to simmer 4 minutes.
  2. Strain the berries and discard the berries. . .but save the juice.
  3. Combine the 1 cup sugar and the 3 tablespoons cornstarch in a small bowl and then add to the juice with a whisk  If you do not combine the sugar and cornstarch first. .you will have lumps.
  4. Stir over medium heat until the glaze clears and comes to a simmer.
  5. Arrange one layer of berries over the custard and drizzle half the glaze over . . .and repeat.
  6. Refrigerate  for several hours to set and decorate with sweetened whipped cream

5 comments:

  1. What? No one wants to be first today? That pie looks delicious! I will come back to this glaze recipe. We love fresh berry pies!

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  2. Now that looks like a work of art! Beautiful...

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  3. I just wanted to say I LOVE your blog. I've been following it for almost a year when I was searching for biscotti recipes.

    Cathy

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  4. Thanks, this will be a great dessert for a family graduation celebration this weekend. On another note, can you give me any suggestions as to what you would make as a to be frozen meal for a new mom? My good friend just had twins!!! Thanks in advance.

    PS-Hope you girls make a cookbook to buy soon.....my printer is getting worn out :-)

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  5. just wondering, do you add vanilla to your custard?

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