Chris Larabee Pie

Sarah's Best Pie Crust Ingredients (makes one 9-inch crust)
      1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
      1/4 teaspoon salt
      1/2 cup shortening, chilled
      3 tablespoons water, chilled

Whisk the flour and salt together in a medium size bowl. With a pastry blender, cut in the cold shortening until the mixture resembles coarse (pea-sized) crumbs. Drizzle 2 to 3 tablespoons chilled water over flour. Toss mixture with a fork to moisten, adding more water — a few drops at a time — until the dough comes together.

Gently gather dough particles together into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 30 minutes before rolling. Note: for a tough dough, use hot water instead of chilled, and then roughly handle dough before chilling.

Roll out dough.  Place in a 9-inch pie pan.

Custard Filling Ingredients
      4 eggs
      3/4 cup granulated sugar
      2-3/4 cup whole milk
      1 teaspoon vanilla
      1/2 teaspoon salt
      1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Heat oven to 450°F.  Beat eggs slightly with hand beater; beat in remaining ingredients.  Place pastry-lined pie pan on oven rack; pour in filling.  Bake for 20 minutes at 450°F.

Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.  Bake approximately 15 to 20 minutes more, until knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean; remove before crust or custard burns.

Allow to cool to room temperature.  After serving, immediately cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.

Yield: 7 magnficent servings.

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