Miscellaneous: Rutabaga Custard Pie

posted by Nikki 09-17-102 4:20 AM

Rutabaga Custard Pie

3/4 pound rutabagas
2 large pears or apples
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of salt
2 eggs
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup half and half
1 nine inch pie crust

Heat oven to 400.

Peel rutabaga and cut into 1 inch chunks; steam or boil 20 minutes. Peel, core and quarter pears or apples; add to rutabaga and cook 10 minutes longer. Puree, then add maple syrup, spices and salt.

In separate large bowl, beat eggs with sugar until thick. Stir in rutabaga mixture and half and half. Pour into crust.

Bake 15 minutes, reduce heat to 350 and bake 25 to 30 minutes longer, or until custard is set. Makes 8 servings.

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