I’ve used my matcha powder in a million things: smoothies, lattes, oatmeal, you name it. That being said, I knew that I had yet to unlock matcha’s full potential. Eating matcha ice cream and matcha cream puffs proved to me that matcha pairs wonderfully with desserts, so I decided to get a little adventurous and make a matcha pie. And this adventure totally pays off.
The sweet custardy pie base creates the perfect pairing for the earthy green tea flavor. Cutting into this pie is thrilling as the custard turns a brilliant bright green, making it a fitting treat for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
If you enjoy impressing your friends with trendy treats, nothing will do the job better than this matcha pie. It’s adventurous enough to satisfy all of your foodie friends, but also basic enough to please pickier palates. They'll be green with envy at your baking skills (or maybe just green from all the pie they're eating).
- Prep Time:20 mins
- Cook Time:1 hr
- Total Time:1 hr 20 mins
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbsp flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp culinary grade matcha powder
- 1 stick melted unsalted butter
- 3 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 9-inch par-baked pie shell or follow instructions on pre-made pie crust
Heat oven to 325°, and whisk together dry ingredients.
Mix in melted butter.
Beat in eggs and egg yolk one at a time, then beat mixture for a few minutes more.
Stir in the vanilla and cream.
Pour into the pie shell and bake for 45-60 minutes. About halfway through, rotate the pie to get an even browning on top. It's done when the edges are completely set and the center is just a tiny bit wobbly still.