Filipino Egg Pie

This is like a custard pie.  If you cannot find kalamansi, use lemon juice.

Filipino Egg Pie

Serves

8-12 slices

Time to Make

  • 1 hour 15 minutes to prepare (not all hands on)
  • 1 hour to cook

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes and softened
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Filling:

  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 4 large eggs and another 1 large egg with white and yolk separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh kalamansi or lemon juice
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk

Cooking Instructions:

For the crust:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt.  Add butter and use a pastry mixer to thoroughly combine.  Gradually add the cold water while mixing to form a dough.  Shape into a large ball and refrigerate for an 30 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle flour on a clean work surface and roll out the dough to fill a 9-inch pie plate.
  3. Arrange and flatten the dough into the pie plate.  Make sure you have about a 1/2-inch overhang on all sides.
  4. Flute or press a fork around the edges to decorate.  Refrigerate while preparing the filling.

For the filling:

  1. Heat evaporated milk in the microwave for about a minute.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk the 4 eggs and the separated yolk.  Gradually add the condensed milk while continuing to whisk.  Whisk in the vanilla and lemon juice.
  3. Beat the egg white until forms soft peaks.  Fold into the egg mixture.

Baking the Pie:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.  Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Lower the heat to 325 degrees F and bake another 40 to 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of the pie comes out clean.  Remove from oven and let cool down before serving.
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