If you ever thought the combination of butterscotch and cinnamon could be even more wonderful than it’s time to learn about the creation of Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie Day. This day is dedicated to a new breed of pie that comes from a very geeky, but creative origin. If you want to know more about this delicious sounding pie, then read more about its history and learn how to make it yourself here.
History of Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie Day
While other pies have a historical note to them, such as routing themselves from medieval Europe in the local bakeries, this pie came from a more modern source; a video game. The game this pie is featured in is called Undertale. Released back in 2015, Undertale is a pixel-style role playing RPG game developed by the indie-game artist Toby Fox. The game itself features the setting of a human child fallen into the underground world of monsters separated by a magical barrier. As the game continues, your character is set itself in choice-driven scenarios that help dictate the kind of ending you get.
So, where does the pie come in? The notorious butterscotch cinnamon pie makes its debut in the scene where your character meets Toriel, a monster of motherly nature. Toriel takes you into their home and as part of making you feel comfortable, feed you this lovely pie that fills you with determination. When the game became a popular sensation back in 2016, fans who love the game aimed to recreate the pie, and turns out, it really was delicious as it sounded. Hence came forth Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie Day, a day dedicated to this pie as well as the creation of the Undertale fandom.
How to Celebrate Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie Day
Want to bring this pixelated pie to life?
- Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.
- Then, heat up ¼ cup of butter in a small saucepan (heat until bubbles stop and there is a nutty aroma).
- Heat 2 cups of milk and 1 cup of heavy cream on medium until the edges form bubbles.
- Next, add and heat 1/2 cup brown sugar and add 2 teaspoons of water on medium until the bubbles become slow and big.
- Reduce heat to low. Slowly whisk in brown butter, and then the milk/cream mixture until it’s a smooth texture.
- In a bowl, combine remaining brown sugar with 9 egg yolks, 3 tablespoons of cornstarch, and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.
- Stir in half the stove mixture into the bowl while whisking.
- Next, pour everything back into the pot and raise heat to medium, stirring constantly until it thickens.
- Whisk again and then pour into a pie shell.
- Bake until it’s set for about 25 minutes. Let the pie rest for about 20 minutes, then cool it for an hour.
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