Diner-Style Berry Cream Pie

Diner style berry cream pie Author: Canadian Living Credits: Diner style berry cream pie

A chocolate-lined crust, custard filling and light meringue topping recreates a classic dessert.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2007

Ingredients

  • 2 oz semisweet chocolate melted
  • 1 single-crust pie shell 9-inch (23 cm)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 1/4 cups hot milk
  • 4 egg yolks beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cup mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries and sliced strawberries)
Topping:
  • 2/3 cups whipping cream
  • 1 cup mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries and sliced strawberries)
  • 1/2 oz semisweet chocolate melted

Method

With back of spoon, spread chocolate over bottom and up side of pie shell. Set aside.

In heavy saucepan, whisk sugar with cornstarch; whisk in hot milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 7 minutes or until very thick.

Add 1 cup (250 mL) of the hot milk mixture to egg yolks; pour back into pan and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into stainless-steel or glass bowl; let stand in larger bowl of ice water until cold, 20 minutes.

In separate bowl, whip cream. Gently stir custard to loosen; fold in cream.

Sprinkle berries over pie shell; spread custard over top. Place plastic wrap directly on surface; refrigerate until chilled and set, about 3 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Topping: In bowl, whip cream. Spread over custard. Sprinkle with berries. Drizzle with chocolate.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 166 mg
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 400.0
  • Total fat 25 g
  • Cholesterol 153 mg
  • Saturated fat 13 g
  • Total carbohydrate 39 g

%RDI

  • Iron 9.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 15.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 11.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 22.0
  • Vitamin C 25.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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