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Caramel Flipper Pie Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
-1 9-inch pre-made graham cracker crust
-1/2 cup butter
-1 cup packed light brown sugar
-2 tablespoons corn syrup
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
-1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
-1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
-1/2 cup heavy cream
-2 tablespoons dark rum
-2 large eggs
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Special Equipment Needed:
-9-inch pie plate
-Mixing bowl
-Electric mixer

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Place graham cracker crust in 9-inch pie plate.
3. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
4. Add brown sugar, corn syrup, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
5. Remove from heat and stir in cream and rum.
6. In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy.
7. Slowly add sugar mixture to eggs, stirring constantly.
8. Add vanilla extract and walnuts and stir until combined.
9. Pour mixture into prepared crust.
10. Bake for 40 minutes, or until set.
11. Let cool before serving.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Temperature: 350°F
Serving Size: 8-10 servings

Nutritional Information: (per serving)
Calories: 462
Fat: 24g
Carbohydrates: 54g
Protein: 5g

Substitutions for Ingredients:
-Butter: margarine or coconut oil
-Brown sugar: granulated sugar or coconut sugar
-Corn syrup: honey or maple syrup
-Heavy cream: coconut cream or almond milk
-Dark rum: brandy or whiskey
-Walnuts: pecans or almonds

-Add a layer of chocolate chips or toffee bits to the top of the pie before baking.
-Substitute the walnuts for other nuts, such as almonds or pecans.
-Add a layer of caramel sauce to the top of the pie before baking.

Tips and Tricks:
-Be sure to stir the sugar mixture constantly while it is cooking to prevent burning.
-Let the pie cool completely before serving to ensure that it sets properly.
-For a richer flavor, use dark rum instead of light rum.

Storage Instructions:
Store the pie in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Reheat the pie in the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation Ideas:
-Garnish the pie with whipped cream and chopped walnuts.
-Serve the pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
-Top the pie with a drizzle of caramel sauce.

-Whipped cream
-Chopped walnuts
-Caramel sauce

-Vanilla ice cream
-Fresh fruit
-Coffee or tea

Suggested Side Dishes:
-Green salad
-Roasted vegetables
-Mashed potatoes

Troubleshooting Advice:
-If the pie is not setting properly, bake it for an additional 5-10 minutes.
-If the pie is too sweet, reduce the amount of sugar used.

Food Safety Advice:
-Be sure to use pasteurized eggs to prevent the risk of salmonella.
-Store the pie in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Food History:
Caramel flipper pie is a classic Southern dessert that dates back to the early 1900s. It is believed to have originated in the Appalachian Mountains, where it was a popular treat for family gatherings and holiday celebrations.

Flavor Profiles:
This pie has a rich, buttery caramel flavor with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. The walnuts add a crunchy texture and nutty flavor.

Serving Suggestions:
-Serve the pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
-Top the pie with a drizzle of caramel sauce.
-Garnish the pie with whipped cream and chopped walnuts.

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Taste: Sweet, Creamy, Caramel, Nutty, Caramel-Y