Gingerbread Cream Pie

This dessert is easy to make and as tasty as can be. Serve after a holiday meal for a perfect ending to a great dinner.

Makes: 8 Servings

Total Time: 2 Hours 40 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 crust Perfect Pie Crust
  • 4 yolks egg
  • 480 ml (2 cups) milk
  • 80 g (⅓ cup) caster sugar
  • 50 g (⅓ cup) cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 240 ml (1 cup) thickened cream

Directions:

  1. Bake and cool pie crust as instructed. Set aside.
  2. Add egg yolks, milk, 80 g (⅓ cup) of the sugar, cornstarch, molasses, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove, and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla in your Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  3. Select the lowest setting or the Hot Soups program (if available). Start the machine, slowly increase to its highest speed, and blend for 5 minutes 45 seconds; or start the machine and allow the Hot Soups program to complete. Stop the machine. You should have a custard-like consistency.
  4. Remove to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to cool in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
    Once pudding is cool, clean the Vitamix container and add 120 ml (½ cup) of the heavy cream and secure the lid. Select the lowest setting. Start the machine, quickly increase to its highest speed, and blend for 10 seconds.
  5. Fold whipped cream into custard and place in cooled pie crust. Set aside.
  6. Place the remaining 120 ml (½ cup) heavy cream, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and pinch of cinnamon into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  7. Select the lowest setting. Start the machine, quickly increase to its highest speed, and blend for 10 seconds.
    Top pie and serve.

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