Snickerdoodle Pie

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So I’ve had a pie crust sitting in my fridge for God knows how long, so I finally decided to put it to use, with SNICKERDOODLE PIE. Yes, you read that right. A cookie pie. Thank you Pinterest for this recipe.

This recipe is nice and simple and so delicious. I happen to love anything with cinnamon in it though. Apparently so does my room mate. Hey Jess 🙂

This is definitely best slightlyyy under-baked and eaten warm. Just like a cookie!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 single unbaked pie crust
  • 1 tablespoon raw or coarse sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour

First, you’ll want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Roll out your pie crust in a 9 inch pie dish.

Combine the coarse sugar and a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon in a small bowl. Brush the pie crust with 2 teaspoons of melted butter, then sprinkle a teaspoon of the cinnamon and sugar mixture over that. Set this aside for later.

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Next, you’re going to make the syrup. YUM. Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a saucepan with your brown sugar, water, corn syrup, and the other 3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. Bring it up to a boil, stir it to dissolve the sugar, keep it boiling for 2 minutes, then remove it from the heat and stir in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Set this aside. (If you wait too long and a film forms on your syrup, you can just heat it a bit again and stir it.)

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Now you’re going to make your batter. In a mixing bowl, beat 1/4 cup of softened butter for about 30 seconds. Beat in your granulated sugar, powdered sugar, salt, baking powder, and cream of tartar. Once that is mixed well, beat in your egg and the 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

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Slowly mix in the milk, only beating until it is combined. Do the same for the flour.

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Pour the batter into the pie crust, and pour the syrup over the top of it. Sprinkle the rest of your cinnamon and sugar mixture over the top.

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Cover the edges of the pie crust with tin foil and bake it at 350 degrees for about 22-25 minutes.IMG_8040

Take the pie out, remove the foil, and continue to bake it for about 20 more minutes. If the center is still jiggly after that, give it a bit more time. The top of the pie should be golden and puffy. Try the toothpick test with it to make sure it’s ok.

Once it’s done, let it cool a bit (but still try to eat it warm!). This pie would be great with some vanilla ice cream on the side.

Enjoy!

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