June 22, 2007

Orange Mosaic Pie

I thought and thought about this one. And in the end it didn't turn out the way I expected it would (thanks to me being impatient old me), but it looked very cute and tasted very nice.

And thanks to my impatience, instead of a layered pie, this pie turned out to be a mosaic pie. But orange is the main flavour and hence this is my entry to the AFAM event hosted by Sharmi of Neivedyam.

I heavily modified a recipe I found in the Milkmaid Gold Dessert collection and made this zero fuss mosaic pie.

200 g Digestive biscuits
70- 80 g Butter

4 tbsp Orange Custard Powder
400 ml Milk
2-3 tbsp Sugar

1 Packet Orange Jelly
2-3 tbsp Orange Juice

Crush the digestive biscuits. Melt butter in the microwave and mix the crushed biscuits. Press this mixture into a pan and put it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes until it sets.

Dissolve the custard powder in a little milk and boil the rest of the milk along with the sugar. When the milk boils, add the custard powder milk mixture and stir as it thickens. Cool this for a few minutes and then pour on to the biscuit butter mixture. Refrigerate this till it sets partially.

Prepare the jelly as per the instructions on the pack, but with about 2/3 of the water specified in the recipe, and mix the orange juice. Pour this over the semi set custard and mix gently. The custard will break as the hot jelly is poured over it. And when you quickly whisk the two, it will end in a mosaic of sorts.

Set this entire mixture in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Cut into slices and enjoy.
This pie has the look and feel of a cheesecake but has far less fat. And it is a novel way to eat jelly and custard. S and I ate a slice each this morning and it was yummy. Not too heavy, not too sweet: just right.


Sharmi said...

Such a beautiful entry. looks so pretty. never heard of orange custard powder. very lovely recipe.

Vini K said...

Wow,do you really ger an orange flavoured custard powder too?but this one looks so nice.nice colour and tasty too,I bet:)

Suganya said...

Digestive biscuits - Are they ordinary biscuits? Pie looks tangy already :)

Raaga said...

@Sharmi: Thanks!! You get all flavours of custard powder. If not, I add the essence to cornflour and proceed :-)

@Vini: It is yummy. :-)

@Suganya: I think you can use Marie biscuits too. You get digestives in different brands here.

FH said...

Raaga,that is one striking dessert!Beautiful:)
I am still on Vacation,will see you Wednesday at FH:)

Raaga said...

Thanks Asha. Waiting for you to get back!!

Priyanka said...

Wow a pie without eggs.... on my to-do-list. But i dont think you get digestive biscuits here in the US.I will try with the marie biscuits.

Raaga said...

Hey Priyanka, welcome aboard. This is an eggless recipe and I am sure marie biscuits will work as well if not better!