Introducing a new section on the Dane County Food Coalition website… Recipes!
At this point of the season, farmers and growers in general are providing a lot of food. Vegetables, but also meat, fish, and other local products. We want that this site will become a place to share recipes featuring local and seasonal foods. Some gardens already have some carrots to harvest. So, we propose a delicious carrot pie. Enjoy the recipe! It can be served with dinner, or as dessert with whipped or ice cream.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Press the pie crust into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch pie plate.
- Bake the pie shell for 3 to 5 minutes, just to firm it up, then remove from the oven, and set aside. Place carrots in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain water, and mash carrots until smooth using a food processor, or potato ricer.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the carrot puree, sugar and eggs. Mix in the cinnamon and vanilla. Gradually stir in the milk. Pour the mixture into the partially baked pie shell.
- Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake for an additional 40 to 45 minutes at the lower temperature, or until firm. Can be served with dinner, or as a dessert.