Thursday, October 18, 2012

Weekly Recipe: Carrot Cake Pie

Sometimes you feel like a piece of cake and sometimes you feel like a piece of pie.  But what do you do when you feel like both?!  Make Carrot Cake Pie, of course (:  I love the chewiness of the filling, juxtaposed with the crunch from the crust.  It makes me want to bake all my cakes in a pie shell!  
I totally forgot to add the confectioners' sugar to the frosting, but I honestly didn't miss it.  I decreased the original amount of sugar in the frosting in my recipe below because I honestly think the white chocolate sweetens it enough.  If you're like Colin, you eat the "white part" in one giant bite anyway!
Carrot Cake Pie
by: Crazy for Crust

For the Pie

  • 1 premade crust 
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
For the Frosting

  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line a 9” pie plate with the premade crust, crimping the edges. Refrigerate until ready to fill.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ginger in a medium bowl.
  4. Cream together butter and sugar with a mixer. Stir in eggs and vanilla until just combined.
  5. Stir dry ingredients into wet until just combined. Fold in carrots.
  6. Pour into prepared pie crust. Bake 25-30 minutes until the top is set and a toothpick comes out with only crumbs clinging to it. (If your crust starts to get too dark, cover it with strips of aluminum foil.) Let cool before frosting.
  7. To make the frosting: melt white chocolate chips in a small bowl in the microwave on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring in between each, until melted. Let cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1 tablespoon butter with a mixer until creamy. Beat in melted white chocolate. Stir in vanilla. Add powdered sugar and beat slowly until combined. Use a 1M tip to frost around the edges and in the center, or just frost the entire top of the pie.
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