Winchester Brothers Pie Shop: Bloody Plum Custard
Supernatural is back for season 11! Here at Kitchen Overlord, there’s only one thing we love more than Dean Winchester himself – and that’s fresh pie.
This bloody red plum custard pie is so good you’ll want to protect it with an anti-possession charm against stolen slices and surround it with a ring of salt to keep demons away.
Pull into your local diner and enjoy a slice!
Winchester Brothers Pie Shop: Bloody Plum Custard
Every year, plums disappear from grocery stores within a couple weeks of Supernatural’s return to air. Take advantage of small window of overlap to celebrate Dean’s love of pie with one of nature’s most gorily delicious fruits.
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 egg yolks
- 2 whole eggs
- 1 cup almond meal
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4-5 red-fleshed plums, halved and pitted
- ¼ cup sugar
- 4-6 drops black food coloring
- 2 purchased refrigerated pie crusts (or the pie crust recipe of your choice)
Fire up your oven so it reaches 375F.
While it heats, create grey sanding sugar. Sure, you can buy sanding sugar in any color, but it’s a ton cheaper to make your own. Just squeeze 4-6 drops of the color of your choice into ¼ cup of sugar and attack it with a whisk. Within a minute or so of whisking, it’ll transform from clumps of color to a nice, uniform shade.
I like the grey since the grey on white is reminiscent of Sam and Dean Winchester’s anti-possession tattoos, but if you prefer, this pie also looks great with a red dusted anti-possession charm. You’re going to have a little extra pie crust, so feel free to experiment.
Feel free to substitute your favorite scratch pie crust recipe. I like using the store bought refrigerated ones for this pie because it brings your total prep time down to less than half an hour for a pie that looks super schmancy and difficult. Spread a crust, pour in the filling, arrange some fruit, and you’re done. So let’s get on with it.
Lightly butter a 9 inch pie pan and spread one of your purchased crusts across the bottom. Instead of cutting the second crust into a lattice, use a Supernatural Anti-Possession Charm cookie cutter on the remaining pie crust (you can find oodles of them on Etsy) to create the centerpiece. Alternately, you can use your knife skills to cut strips of dough into the shape of your choice. Just make sure it’s small enough to fit in the middle after you fill the edge with plums.
Carefully dust the anti-possession charm with your freshly made grey sanding sugar before putting it on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
Spread some parchment paper on top of the raw pie crust and fill it with pie weights or dried beans. If you’ve some pie baking experience under your belt, you know what happens next. If not, don’t worry. We’re going to Blind Bake the crust for 12-15 minutes while also baking the anti-possession charm.
Don’t worry. Blind Baking won’t result in getting your eyes burned out like Pamela taking a celestial peek at Castiel. It’s just a fancy name for pre-baking the bottom crust so it won’t get all soggy and gross when we pour in the liquid custard filling.
After 12-15 minutes, the pie crust and medallion should be a light golden brown, close to the color of the Winchester Brother’s skin.
The filling is a little bit nuts – specifically, 1 cup of almond meal. Whisk that together with the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Pour in your milk, cream, vanilla, egg yolks, and whole eggs then beat it like a group of angry angels punishing Castiel for – well, so much, really. Keep up the beatings until the custard batter is completely smooth.
Pour your liquid custard into your blind baked pie crust. Neatly arrange your halved and pitted red plums face up around the outer edge so it looks like a ritualistic grouping of suspicious gaping wounds surrounding the anti-possession charm. Protect your outer crust edge with a pie shield or some aluminum foil so it doesn’t burn while your filling cooks.
Bake at 375F for 45-55 minutes, or until the middle of the pie no longer wobbles and the custard has puffed up and turned a rich gold. Don’t worry if, when you first pull it out, your pie top looks like mutant flesh trying to grow over the plummy wounds. The custard will deflate and contract as it cools.
Once the pie has cooled completely, protect it from being consumed by demons, roommates, or other unclean creatures by placing your pre-baked anti-possession charm medallion in the middle.
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