Sugar Pie

Author: Canadian Living

Tarte au sucre is a typical Quebec recipe you will find on the menu at L'Échaudé in Quebec City. Slim wedges, attractively garnished with fresh fruit and a swish of crème anglaise, intrigue visitors and satisfy locals who cherish memories of their mothers' versions.

  • Portion size 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cubed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup milk
Filling:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup whipping cream

Method

In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt. Sprinkle with butter; cut in with pastry blender or 2 knives until crumbly. Mix egg yolk with milk; drizzle over crumbs, tossing with fork to make loose shaggy dough. Press into disc. Wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) Let soften at room temperature for about 20 minutes before rolling out.

On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 12-inch (30 cm) circle. Fit into 11-inch (28 cm) tart pan with removable bottom, pressing to side and trimming any excess from top of rim. Refrigerate for 30 minutes (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 12 hours.)

With fork, prick bottom at 1/2-inch (1 cm) intervals all over. Line with foil; fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake in bottom third of 375°F (190°C) oven until light golden and firm, about 15 minutes. Remove foil and weights; let cool on rack.

Filling: In large bowl and using fingertips, blend sugar with flour. Add egg and egg yolk; whisk until smooth.

In small saucepan, bring cream to boil; whisk into egg mixture. Pour through sieve into baked pie crust.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven just until centre is firm, about 30 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack. (Make-ahead: Cover lightly and let stand at room temperature for up to 4 hours.)

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 22 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 315.0
  • Total fat 17 g
  • Cholesterol 138 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 37 g

%RDI

  • Iron 11.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 13.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 18.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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