It’s time for another Cooking With The Simpsons! And this time, I tackled Homer’s Tom Collins mix and clove “pie” breakfast. Gross. Read more about it here!
This may have started with a gross concoction, but it ended up with a great pie recipe (below). Try it out in the last hot days of summer, or add it to your Thanksgiving line-up as a refreshing dessert—the clove makes it festive.
Spiced Tom Collins Pie
by Laurel Randolph
20 min prep, 20 min cook time (40 min total)
1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
¾ teaspoon ground cloves (plus extra for decorating)
7 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
4 large egg yolks
½ cup fresh lemon juice
1 ½ tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 tablespoons gin (optional, I guess)
1-2 lemon slices, for decorating
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, clove, salt, and melted butter. Mix well, and dump into your pie pan. Press against the bottom and the edges until an even crust is formed. Bake for 10 minutes.
- While your crust bakes, combine sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, juice, and zest in a mixing bowl and whisk until very well combined. Once crust is done baking, carefully pour mixture into the crust and smooth the top so it’s level.
- Bake for another 10-12 minutes, until set but not brown. It should jiggle like Jell-O in the center, not like liquid. Let pie cool completely.
- Once your pie is cool, pour cold cream into a mixing bowl and whip until cream starts to get extra thick (a handheld mixer works best here, otherwise your arm is going to get so very tired). Add sugar one tablespoon at a time. Continue to beat until soft peaks form, and add gin slowly, one tablespoon at a time. Continue whipping until stiff peaks form.
- Spread whipped cream over the top of the cooled pie. Dust lightly with ground cloves, and decorate with a lemon slice or two. Chill until ready to serve, and store leftovers in the refrigerator.