Introduction: Pasticciotto Leccese (Custard Pie)

About: An Italian living in China with a passion for cooking. I grew up in a picturesque town called Lecce nestled on the “heel of the boot”, Italy’s southern tip, between the Adriatic and Ionian se…

This pie is called Pasticciotto and is typical from my little town in the South of Italy. You wont be able to find it anywhere else! It is basically a soft pie filled with custard. I just love it! You guys should give it a try

(for the crust)
2 cups flour
2/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
3 egg yolk

(for the custard)
 egg yolk
250 ml milk
2 tbsp flour
1/3 cup sugar

Step 1: Step 1: Make the Custard

Beat together egg yolks and sugar
Add the flour and slowly pour in the milk.
Bring it to a boil mixing till it gets thick.

Let cool down

Step 2: Step 2: Make the Crust

Mix all the ingredient together till you get a soft dough. Put it in the fridge for 20 min.

Step 3: Step 3: Shape It!

Take the dough and divide it into 3 portions. Divide each portion into 2 parts one bigger one smaller.
Take the bigger part and roll it out into a 0.5 cm thick disk. Use it to cover a muffin cup.
In the centre pour in a couple of spoons of custard. Roll out the smaller piece and use it to cover you pie.

Repeat with the other 2 portions.

Step 4: Step 4: Bake It!

Slightly brush your little pies with some egg and bake at 180 C for about 45 min.
I had some dough left over and I used it to make some small cookies.

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