Snickerdoodle Pie

Try this classic recipe combination of cake baked into a pie shell. This standard variation is often called a "funny cake."

Snickerdoodle Pie
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
40 mins
Bake Time:
45 mins
Cool Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
10

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Single-Crust Pie Pastry, see recipe, or 1 rolled refrigerated unbaked piecrust (1/2 of a 15-oz. pkg.)

  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar or coarse sugar

  • ½ teaspoon plus 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided

  • 2 teaspoon butter, melted

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 3 tablespoon water

  • 2 tablespoon light-colored corn syrup

  • ½ teaspoon plus 1 teaspoon vanilla, divided

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

Pastry for a Single-Crust Pie

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • ¼ cup butter, cut up

  • ¼ cup ice water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare pastry and line 9-inch pie plate. In bowl combine raw sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Brush melted butter over crust. Sprinkle with 1 tsp. of cinnamon-sugar mixture. Set aside.

  2. For syrup, in saucepan combine brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter, the water, corn syrup, and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Boil gently for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Set aside.

  3. In mixing bowl beat 1/4 cup softened butter with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Beat in granulated sugar, powdered sugar, baking powder, salt, and cream of tartar until well combined. Beat in egg and 1 tsp. vanilla. Gradually beat in milk until combined. Beat in flour. Spread evenly in crust-lined pie plate.

  4. Slow pour syrup over the filling in pie plate. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture. Cover edges of pie with foil.

  5. Bake pie 25 minutes; carefully remove foil. Bake about 20 minutes more or until top is puffed and golden brown, and a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes on wire rack. Serve warm. Makes 10 servings.

Pastry for a Single-Crust Pie

  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening and butter until pieces are pea size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the ice water over part of the flour mixture; toss gently with a fork. Push moistened pastry to side of bowl. Repeat with additional ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time (1/4 to 1/3 cup total), until flour mixture is moistened. Gather mixture into a ball, kneading gently until it holds together.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

385 Calories
17g Fat
53g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 385
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 289mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Protein 4g
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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