Sambuca Pie

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
1 hr

Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups Sambuca (anise-flavored liqueur)
  • 1 (11-ounce) box Social Tea Biscuits
  • 1 (9-inch) graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 container nonpareil multi colored sprinkles
  • 1 chocolate bar (like Hersheys)
Directions
  • To prepare the custard, whisk together the eggs, sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Add the milk in a slow stream while whisking constantly over medium heat. Continue whisking or stirring until the mixture just begins to boil. Remove from heat and add the vanilla, stirring well.

  • Working quickly while the custard is hot, assemble the pie. Pour the Sambuca into a flat bottomed bowl. Spread a layer of custard in the bottom of the pie crust. Dip the Social Tea Biscuits individually into the Sambuca turning to coat both sides. Place a layer of biscuits on the hot custard, breaking the biscuits if necessary to fill in any large gaps. Continue layering custard and biscuits ending with custard (it's about 3 layers of custard to 2 layers of biscuits). You will not use the whole box.

  • Top the pie with a generous splatter of sprinkles. Using a vegetable peeler, place long curls of chocolate on top as well, if desired.

  • Chill pie without cover until set, about 45 minutes.

  • Variations: By changing the flavors of liqueur, cookies and/or custard many different but equally delicious pies can be created. A Frangelico-flavored pie in a prepared chocolate crumb crust is great! Use chocolate wafers and chocolate cookies and it tastes like a Bacci hazelnut candy. The combinations are limited only by your imagination and the contents of your liqueur cabinet!

Home Cook Recipe: A viewer or guest of the show, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. The Food Network Kitchen have not tested this recipe and therefore cannot make representation as to the results.


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