research is a traditional italian method for cooking them.
sweet grits pie
1 (9") pie serving 8-10
1 partially baked (9") pie crust (i cheated and bought one) for instructions on partially baking a pie shell, follow the directions from pie #29 but do not bake it completely since it will be going back into the oven.
6 tablespoons quick cooking grits
1 1/3 cup milk
small piece of a vanilla bean, split
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
preheat the oven to 325. place the grits into a pot with the milk and vanilla bean and over medium low heat, slowly boil the grits until they are soft and the mixture looks a bit like a porridge. pour the grits into a heat proof bowl and whisk in the butter and sugar. whisk in the eggs, half and half and lemon zest and pour it into the partially baked pie shell. place the pie on a sturdy baking sheet to make it easier to handle and bake until set, about 50 minutes. can be served warm with whipped cream or cold-either way is extra tasty!
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looky here, a brownie pie!!! this comes to us from nick of the kitchen, sophomoric and all i can say is well done! you make a baker proud!!! and to all of you out there, if you bake one, and email me a photo, i will post it, just look above for proof! may the force be with you...firstname.lastname@example.org