Chef makes pie, shares pick-up lines

Big Budah in West Valley City Thursday where he helped Chef Ray Works, executive pastry chef with Resorts at Wendover, make a special Valentine’s Day pie.

Strawberry Custard Pie
Ingredients:
2 pie shells
1 batch of custard (See custard recipe below)
3 pints Fresh strawberries
2 ½  – 3 lbs. strawberry glaze
3 oz. whipped cream

Bake empty shells at 360 for approximately 18 to 20 minutes; allow to cool.
Cut each strawberry into four pieces. Mix glaze with strawberries very well.
Spread custard into pie shell about 1/2 to 3/4 up the sides. Top custard with Strawberry mix, heaping it a little in the middle. Garnish with whipped cream and refrigerate.

Custard
Yield:  3 ½ lbs.
Ingredients:
2 oz. (half stick) butter
1 quart milk
4 oz. Sugar
3 eggs
4 oz. Half & half
2 oz. Corn starch
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

Melt butter in pan. Add sugar and bring to a boil. Whisk eggs until completely liquid. Mix together the half & half, corn starch and vanilla. Add to pan, stir constantly over a medium flame until it thickens. Pour into a shallow bowl or pan, cover with plastic wrap. Cool.


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