Bridget’s Diet Cookbook

Good morning everyone! It’s Bridget here from Bridget’s Healthy Kitchen, bringing you greetings all the way from Sydney, Australia. I hope you’re doing well and staying safe, wherever you may be in the world. Thank you for joining me on this edition of “Your Request Recipes for the Week.” This week, we are featuring recipes that you, our loyal viewers, have requested over the years. Today’s recipe is a special one that many of you have been asking for – the traditional custard pie.

Bridget's Diet Cookbook
Bridget's Diet Cookbook

The Seductive Custard Pie

Custard pies are a classic dessert loved all around the world. From Portuguese egg tarts to Cantonese-style egg tarts, there are countless variations of this delectable treat. However, the custard pie we will be making today is a traditional recipe from the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. You know the one – that seductive-looking custard pie sitting in the bakery, topped with a sprinkle of nutmeg and boasting that irresistible jiggle.

A Versatile Low-carb Pastry

Before we dive into the filling, let’s talk about the star of the show – the pastry. We will be making a gluten-free, sugar-free, and grain-free pastry that is low-carb and incredibly versatile. The pastry is made with almond flour, coconut flour, inulin powder, egg, and coconut oil. It comes together quickly in a food processor, creating a dough that is easy to handle and perfect for our custard pie.

Mastering the Perfect Custard Filling

Now, let’s move on to the custard filling. This custard is dairy-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free, but still incredibly smooth and rich. We will be using a good quality coconut milk, pure vanilla extract, erythritol for sweetness, and egg yolks for that signature custard texture. The custard is made by heating the coconut milk, whisking in the egg yolks and erythritol, and pouring the mixture into the pre-baked pastry shells.

The Art of Baking the Perfect Pie

Once our pies are filled, we need to bake them to perfection. We recommend using the oven for this step to ensure even cooking and to maintain the integrity of the delicate pies. The pies are baked at a gentle temperature of 130 degrees Celsius (270 degrees Fahrenheit) for approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Keep an eye on them and take them out when the custard is set but still has that seductive jiggle.

Enjoying Warm or Cold

After the pies are baked, allow them to cool for about 20 minutes before serving. While they can be enjoyed warm, it’s important not to refrigerate them, as that can make the custard too firm. The pies can also be served with fresh strawberries or other berries for an extra special touch. The tartness of the berries complements the creamy custard perfectly, making for a delightful dessert.

Indulge in the Delights of a Fresh Custard Pie

Now that you have the secrets to making a mouthwatering custard pie, it’s time to indulge in this classic treat. Whether you enjoy it warm or cold, with or without berries, the custard pie is sure to satisfy your cravings. The buttery, low-carb pastry holds the creamy custard filling in perfect harmony, creating a dessert that is both nostalgic and guilt-free. So go ahead, take a bite, and savor the flavors of Bridget’s Diet Cookbook.

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