My Japanese Little Brother Kazu came over a few weeks ago. He was curious about making an Orange Custard Pie. He’s becoming a good pie maker, right? Remember when he showed me how to make a Green Tea and Red Bean Pie? Yum.
I had a recipe in my Cook’s Illustrated book, so we decided we’d just follow it straight out.
You make an Orange Custard Pie just like how you make a Vanilla Custard pie. But cut the vanilla in half.
Add the juice and zest of one orange to the egg/cornstarch/sugar mixture that you creamed.
Meanwhile, you and your sexy Japanese Little Brother have been heating up milk and cream on the stove. Don’t have a sexy Japanese Little Brother? Well, I don’t know what to tell you. You can’t have mine. Start being nice to Japanese people, I guess?
Anyway, slowly whisk the heated dairy into the egg/sugar/starch/orange mixture.
Heat it up for another couple minutes and then chill it.
Pour the custard into a baked blind pie shell, and chill the whole affair for at least 6 hours. Overnight is better.
Look at the mess you made with your Little Brother. Have some self respect and clean it up.
Second to last step: Be thankful that you have a sexy, bright, young Little Brother to come help you make pie.
Last step: Enjoy the Orange Custard Pie.