Tested till perfect Sugar Pie

Sugar Pie

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.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Holiday Favourities 2011

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  • Portion size 12


  • 1-3/4 cups 1-3/4cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupgranulated sugar
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupunsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 1egg yolkegg yolks
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupmilk


  • 1 cup 1cuppacked brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspall-purpose flour
  • 1 1eggeggs
  • 1 1egg yolkegg yolks
  • 1 cup 1cupwhipping cream
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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 Information Per serving: about

cal 315 pro 4g total fat 17g sat. fat 10g
carb 37g fibre 1g chol 138mg sodium 22mg

% RDI:

calcium 4 iron 11 vit A 18 folate 13
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