Pies are an essential part of Thanksgiving, it’s unavoidable! During Thanksgiving celebrations as a child, I remember being surrounded by a number store-bought pies: pumpkin, pecan, cherry and if I was lucky, chocolate cream. Eating them was more like a duty than a desire; it was tradition after all! I can’t blame my relatives for buying their pies, because there was so much turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes to make. But every once in a while, someone would come with a homemade pie. It was a little less sweet, a little more toasted on top, and a LOT more delicious.
Be the star of your Thanksgiving celebration by making this super-simple homemade pie, made possible with a little help from DeLuscious. No, DeLuscious has not gotten in the pie-making business, but nothing makes a more perfect pie crust than our oatmeal raisin cookies.
DeLuscious Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Pie Crust
4 Deluscious Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
¼ Cup of butter (½ a stick)
1. Place your cookies in a food processor. Turn on the food processor until the cookies are ground into a sandy texture, making sure all cookies have been processed.
2. Cut up your butter into small chunks. Place the chunks in the food processor, and grind until it is completely mixed with the cookie grounds. The texture should be wet enough to leave a finger imprint.
3. Mold the cookie mixture to your pie pan, making it as even as possible along the bottom and edges.
4. For whatever pie filling your are making, follow recipe directions and you’re done!
Oh wait, you need a pie filling recipe? Don’t worry. We’re not going to leave you hanging like that! Below we have included the most ridiculously easy custard filling recipe, which pairs perfectly with our classic oatmeal raisin cookie pie crust.
3 large eggs
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
2-2/3 cups of milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Crack your eggs into a large bowl, whisking them until the whites and yolks are completely combined.
3. Add sugar, salt, nutmeg, milk and vanilla extract, and whisk together until all those ingredients are completely combined.
4. Pour the ingredients into your prepared pie crust (in this case, made from DeLuscious Oatmeal Raisin Cookies).
5. Bake for 45 - 60 minutes, until a fork can be inserted and come out clean.
Beautiful. You did it! The pie crust will taste just like a giant DeLuscious oatmeal raisin cookie and the custard will mellow everything into a purely decadent Thanksgiving dessert, which will make your guests “ooooh” and “aaahhh” over your obviously superior culinary skills. Top with whipped cream for presentation, and you’ve made this Turkey Day something very special indeed.