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Open Sesame Pie

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Open Sesame Pie
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 2 hr 45 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 8
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Heavy cream, sometimes labeled heavy whipping cream, has a slightly higher fat content than whipping cream, but either will work well in this recipe. Just don't substitute light cream or half-and-half they won't whip up. For the best results, chill the bowl and beaters for at least an hour before whipping cream.
Updated Jan 12, 2010
Bake-Off® Contest 40, 2002
Bake-Off® Contest 40, 2002
Kathleen Kildsig
Kiel, Wisconsin

Ingredients

Crust

Filling

  • 1 package unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 package (8 oz) chopped dates (1 3/4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 450°F. Make pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Baked Shell using 9-inch glass pie pan. Press toasted seeds into bottom of crust-lined pan. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup cold water; set aside to soften. In 2-quart saucepan, mix dates, 1/4 cup sugar, the salt, milk and egg yolks. Cook over medium heat 10 to 12 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture is slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in softened gelatin and vanilla until gelatin is dissolved. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until date mixture is thickened and partially set.
  • 3
    In small bowl with electric mixer, beat whipping cream and 2 tablespoons sugar on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into date mixture. Spoon filling into cooled baked shell; sprinkle with nutmeg. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Store in refrigerator.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    *To toast sesame seed, spread on cookie sheet; bake at 375°F 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light golden brown. Or spread in 7-inch skillet; cook over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until light golden brown.

Nutrition Information

410 Calories, 23g Total Fat, 5g Protein, 46g Total Carbohydrate, 30g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
200
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
12g
60%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
105mg
36%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Potassium
290mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
46g
15%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
30g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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