Since I’m working on a THM compatible cookbook that will have lots of dairy, gluten and egg free recipes, I’m not posting recipes on my blog as often any more, and am using that time to work on my cookbook. I know it’s a bit ironic that I’m making a pie that has lots of eggs and dairy in it….BUT, special occasions like Mother’s Day comes around, and I ended up making a dairy free recipe as well as this custard pie to take along to a church event. I limited myself to the amount of pie I ate, but let’s just say it was very hard! It really was delicious. If you like the traditional egg custard pie, this one won’t disappoint you.
I ended up using this crust recipe that will give you a nice and flaky crust. Because of the oat flour in the crust, one large piece of this 6-8 serving pie will be an S helper. If you want to keep it an S, you can use this recipe instead. However, the one with oat flour will definitely result in a much flakier crust.
EDIT: An THM administrator kindly explained to me why this is a CROSSOVER rather than an S helper. (even with the net carbs being between around 15 per piece) A 1/3-1/2 C. of cooked oatmeal is allowed for an S helper, but not when you grind the same amount of oats into flour. (I did notice that when you measure 1/4 C. of rolled oats and then grind it and spoon it into a measuring cup, it actually produces MORE flour than the amount of oats.) But I guess oat flour may get into the blood stream faster. So be aware of this…Still a very yummy crossover! Eat less of the crust…or you can use an S crust if you prefer.