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Milk Bar Crack Pie

Milk Bar Crack Pie
 
Ryan Goodwin avatar
Recipe video by Ryan Published on 5/16/2018, viewed by 945 , 1 Comments

I love this recipe. It's actually a fairly basic chess pie in an oatmeal cookie crust. But it's a great recipe from Christina Tossi of Momofuku Milk Bar fame. She's been on TV quite a lot lately too. I actually don't know for sure if I did this right because there are a lot of slightly different variations of this recipe online. Even if I didn't do it right, it's freakin' delicious, to the point that I would probably do it wrong the next time too.

What you will need

FOR THE OATMEAL COOKIE

4 Tbsp (48 g) light brown sugar

2 Tbsp (25 g) sugar

5 Tbsp unsalted butter

1 large egg

1/2 cup (90g) ap flour

3/4 cup (85 g) oats

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Nonstick vegetable oil spray

FOR THE CRUST

1 Tbsp (12 g) light brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon (generous) salt

3 Tbsp unsalted butter

FOR THE FILLING

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 Tbsp (12 g) nonfat dry milk powder

3/4 cup (150 g) sugar

1/2 cup (100 g) light brown sugar

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, cooled slightly

6 1/2 Tbsp (100 ml) heavy cream

4 large egg yolks

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Powdered sugar (for dusting)

How to cook

1

OATMEAL COOKIE

1

Preheat oven to 350ºF

2

In a mixing bowl, whisk together both the granulated sugar and the brown sugar.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together both the granulated sugar and the brown sugar.

3

Drop in the butter. You may need to mix by hand at first to avoid making a mess.

Drop in the butter. You may need to mix by hand at first to avoid making a mess.

4

Use an electric mixer to beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy and pale.

Use an electric mixer to beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy and pale.

5

Add the egg and beat until thoroughly incorporated.

Add the egg and beat until thoroughly incorporated.

6

Dump in the flour, oats, and baking soda. Mix well.

Dump in the flour, oats, and baking soda. Mix well.

7

Grease a parchment-lined 9" x 13" baking pan with nonstick spray. Spread the cookie dough out in the pan.

Grease a parchment-lined 9" x 13" baking pan with nonstick spray. Spread the cookie dough out in the pan.

8

Bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

CRUST

1

Crush the cookie to crumbs.

Crush the cookie to crumbs.

2

Dump in the brown sugar, salt, and butter. Mix well by hand.

Dump in the brown sugar, salt, and butter. Mix well by hand.

3

Transfer the mixture into a baking pan. I used a large springform pan, but a regular pie pan will work great. Press the mixture out to form an even layer on the bottom and up the sides of the pan.

Transfer the mixture into a baking pan. I used a large springform pan, but a regular pie pan will work great. Press the mixture out to form an even layer on the bottom and up the sides of the pan.

FILLING

1

Combine all of the dry ingredients for the filling in a mixing bowl. Mix well.

Combine all of the dry ingredients for the filling in a mixing bowl. Mix well.

2

Whisk in the melted butter. Mix well.

Whisk in the melted butter. Mix well.

3

Whisk in the cream. Mix thoroughly.

Whisk in the cream. Mix thoroughly.

4

Add the egg yolks and whisk until blended.

Add the egg yolks and whisk until blended.

5

Whisk in the vanilla. Beat until smooth.

Whisk in the vanilla. Beat until smooth.

6

Spread the filling out in the crust. Smooth out the top with a spatula.

Spread the filling out in the crust. Smooth out the top with a spatula.

7

Preheat oven to 350ºF

8

Bake for 30 minutes

9

Drop the temperature to 325ºF and bake for 20 minutes longer.

Drop the temperature to 325ºF and bake for 20 minutes longer.

10

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Rafael Sanches5/25/2018 ☰
This was delicious!
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