Monday, October 5, 2009

Baked Custard with Sliced Pears

I found this recipe on the Carnation Milk website. They call the recipe Pear Oven Pancake. Don't ask me why they called it that but I have renamed it Baked Custard with Pear Slices.Baked Custard with Pear Slices
2 T butter melted
1/2 C flour
1/4 C + 2 T sugar
1/4 t salt
1 can (12 oz) Carnation Evaporated Milk
3 large eggs
2 ripe pears, peeled, cored, and sliced thinly
1/2 t cinnamon

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Put butter in a deep dish pie dish and place in microwave for 1 minute to melt the butter. Swirl butter to coat the entire bottom.

Combine flour, 1/4 C sugar, and salt in medium size bowl. In another bowl whisk evaporated milk and eggs. Add milk/eggs mixture to flour mixture and whisk for 30 seconds. Pour batter into the butter coated pie dish. Arrange pears in a pinwheel slightly pushing pears into batter.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.

Bake at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes. My oven required the entire 20 minutes.

Serve warm and refrigerate any uneaten custard.Added 10-8-09

This is soooooo good. It was very good warm but we both preferred it cold. I plan on baking another batch but I am going to use apples on one half and pears on the other. Maybe I'll try some nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice on the apple side.

Added 10-10-09

A friend sent me this email about Carnation Milk. I have no idea if it is true or not but it is cute.

Carnation milk -- 65 YEARS AGO ... This is PRICELESS

A little old lady from Wisconsin had worked in and around her family dairy farms since she was old enough to walk, with hours of hard work and little compensation.

When canned Carnation Milk became available in grocery stores in approximately the 1940s, she read an advertisement offering $5,000 for the best slogan. The producers wanted a rhyme beginning with 'Carnation Milk is best of all.'

She thought to herself, I know all about milk and dairy farms. I can do this!

She sent in her entry, and several weeks later, a black limo pulled up in front of her house. A man got out and said, 'Carnation LOVED your entry so much, we are here to award you $2, 000 even though we will not be able to use it!'


baby sister said...

what was her entry?

If it's an image under the blue writing, I can't see it...

dynochick (Jan) said...

The image is of an old Carnation Milk add and it says...

"Carnation milk is best of all,
no tits to pull, no hay to haul
no buckets to wash, no shit to pitch
just poke a hole in the son-of-a-bitch."