With its aromatic combination of thyme and cinnamon, this pie is sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.
To create this delectable dessert, you’ll start by infusing milk with fresh thyme and fragrant cinnamon. This step adds a depth of flavor that will elevate your custard filling to a whole new level.
Once the milk is infused, you’ll prepare the custard filling, which is rich, creamy, and perfectly sweet.
Next comes the fun part – assembling and baking the pie. You’ll pour the luscious custard filling into a buttery pie crust, creating a beautiful golden brown masterpiece. As it bakes, your kitchen will be filled with the irresistible aroma of thyme and cinnamon.
Finally, it’s time to serve and enjoy this mouthwatering dessert. Whether you serve it warm or chilled, this thyme and cinnamon infused milk custard pie is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. So why wait? Get ready to indulge in a slice of heaven with this incredible dessert!
Gathering the Ingredients
Now let’s gather all the ingredients for this delicious thyme and cinnamon infused milk custard pie! You’ll need 1 and a half cups of all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup of unsalted butter (cold and cubed), 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, a pinch of salt, 1/4 cup of ice water, 1 cup of whole milk, 1/2 cup of heavy cream, 2 tablespoons of fresh thyme leaves, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 3 large eggs, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Make sure to have a rolling pin, a 9-inch pie dish, and parchment paper on hand as well. Don’t forget to preheat your oven to 375°F before you begin!
With all the ingredients ready, you’re one step closer to enjoying this delectable thyme and cinnamon infused milk custard pie.
Infusing the Milk with Thyme and Cinnamon
Begin by steeping the fragrant herbs and warm spices in creamy, velvety milk, creating a flavorful infusion for your delectable dessert. As you gently heat the milk in a saucepan over low heat, the enticing aromas of thyme and cinnamon will fill your kitchen, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
Allow the milk to come to a gentle simmer, then remove it from the heat and let the herbs and spices steep for about 15 minutes. This will ensure that the flavors are fully infused into the milk, adding a delightful complexity to your custard pie.
Once the infusion is complete, strain the milk to remove any lingering bits of thyme or cinnamon, and continue with the next steps of your recipe.
Preparing the Custard Filling
To create the luscious filling for your delectable dessert, get ready to whip up a creamy and velvety concoction that’ll leave your taste buds begging for more.
In a mixing bowl, crack four large eggs, making sure no shells make their way into the mixture. Add a cup of granulated sugar and whisk vigorously until the sugar’s fully dissolved.
Next, pour in two cups of the thyme and cinnamon-infused milk, stirring continuously to combine all the ingredients. The aroma of the herbs and spices will begin to permeate the air, enhancing the anticipation of the final result.
Finally, sprinkle in a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of vanilla extract, giving the custard a subtle balance of flavors. Once everything’s thoroughly mixed, your tantalizing custard filling’s ready to be poured into the prepared pie crust.
Assembling and Baking the Pie
Once you’ve prepared the luscious custard filling, it’s time to assemble the pie and let it bake to golden perfection. Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C) and lightly greasing a 9-inch pie dish.
Take your pre-made pie crust and carefully place it into the dish, pressing it gently against the sides and bottom. Next, pour the custard filling into the pie crust, making sure it’s evenly distributed. Sprinkle a generous amount of ground cinnamon over the top of the custard.
Now, it’s time to bake the pie. Place it in the preheated oven and let it bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until the custard is set and the crust is a beautiful golden brown.
Once baked, remove the pie from the oven and let it cool completely before serving. Enjoy a slice of this delectable thyme and cinnamon-infused milk custard pie!
Serving and Enjoying the Delicious Dessert
Indulge in the scrumptious delight of this mouthwatering dessert as you savor every bite of the golden brown crust and creamy filling. Once the pie’s perfectly baked and cooled, it’s time to serve and enjoy this delectable treat.
Carefully slice the pie into generous portions, making sure to keep the beautiful layers intact. As you cut through the crust, the sweet aroma of thyme and cinnamon will waft through the air, enticing your taste buds.
Serve each slice on a dessert plate, allowing the custard to gently ooze onto the plate. Take a moment to admire the pie’s rustic charm before taking your first bite. The combination of the fragrant herbs, rich custard, and buttery crust will transport you to dessert heaven.
Close your eyes, savor the flavors, and let this divine dessert take you on a culinary journey you won’t soon forget.
THYME AND CINNAMON INFUSED MILK CUSTERD PIE
- 700 ml of milk I used oat-milk
- 20 g butter
- 2 eggs and 1 egg yolk
- 50 g of sugar
- 25 g of plain flour
- 30 g corn starch
- 2 tablespoons of good quality maple syrup
- 1 stick of cinnamon
- 3-4 small branches of thyme
- pinch of salt
- cinnamon for dusting
- 200 g of shortbread cookies I used ‘Degestive’
- 30 g of toasted shredded coconut
- 80 g of melted butter
- pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon of good quality maple syrup
- First infuse your milk. Poor the milk in a sauce pan. Add the cinnamon stick, butter and thyme. Heat this very gently on a low heat. Let this infuse for minimum 30 min. Remove the stick & thyme after 30-40 min.
- For the crust mix the cookies till fine. Add the toasted coconut, melted butter, salt and maple syrup. Mix everything together and divide on the bottom of a 24-cm pie-tin (don’t forget the edges!). Press very firm into the pie. Set aside in the fridge.
- Now start the filling. Combine the sugar, eggs, flour, corn starch & salt in a large bowl.
- Poor -while whisking- a bit of the warm milk over the mixture to temper the eggs. Then transfer everything to the saucepan.
- Turn on the heat to cook and constantly whisk until the custard starts to thicken. Keep on whisking until the custard is smooth and thick. Add the maple syrup.
- Let this cool down for 20 minutes.
- Pour the mixture over the crust of the pie and dust with some cinnamon. Tear a few small leaves of the thyme and divide over the top. Finish with some pomegranate seeds.
- Let the pie cool down for at least 4 hours before cutting. But ideally overnight.
Can I use a different type of milk, such as almond or soy milk, instead of regular milk for this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute almond or soy milk for regular milk in the recipe. This will give the pie a slightly different flavor, but it should still turn out delicious.
How long does the milk need to be infused with thyme and cinnamon before using it in the custard filling?
Infuse the milk with thyme and cinnamon for at least 1 hour before using it in the custard filling. This will allow the flavors to blend and enrich the taste of your pie.
Can I substitute the thyme and cinnamon with other herbs or spices for a different flavor profile?
Yes, you can definitely substitute the thyme and cinnamon with other herbs or spices to create a different flavor profile. Get creative and experiment with flavors that you enjoy.
Can I use a pre-made pie crust instead of making one from scratch?
Yes, you can use a pre-made pie crust instead of making one from scratch. It will save you time and effort, while still giving you a delicious pie to enjoy.
How long should I let the pie cool before serving, and should it be served warm or chilled?
Let the pie cool for at least an hour before serving. It’s best served chilled for a refreshing treat, but if you prefer it warm, just pop it in the microwave for a few seconds.
Now that you’ve followed the steps and put in the effort, it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Slice into that thyme and cinnamon infused milk custard pie and savor the creamy goodness.
The combination of flavors will delight your taste buds and leave you wanting more.
So go ahead, grab a fork and dig in.
You deserve this delicious treat!