American Pie Council

Creamy Guava Pie

Creamy Guava Pie
2011 APC Crisco National Pie Championships
Junior Chef Division Best of Show

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20- 25 minutes
Chill Time 3 to 4 hours

Pie Crust
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
½ cup Cold Crisco® Butter Flavored Shortening cut into cubes
2 - 3 tablespoons ice cold water
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add flour, salt, and sugar then pulse. Add in Crisco and pulse until it looks like peas. Then add water one tablespoon at the time and then process until it forms into a ball. Press with floured hands to a 5 to 6 inch circle, place dough between floured wax paper and roll out to desired thickness, remove top piece of wax paper and flip dough into 9 inch deep dish pie plate, remove other sheet. Fit in pie plate with hands and trim access dough from around edge. Prick with fork all over sides and bottom. Bake at 425 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool completely.

Creamy Filling
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
½ cup sugar
In medium size bowl add heavy whipping cream, and beat with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Then add powdered sugar and vanilla, continue beating until firm peaks form. Set aside. In separate bowl add cream cheese and sugar, blend until sugar dissolves. Then fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Spread on bottom of pie crust and refrigerate.

Guava Topping
1 ¼ cup water
1 cup guava paste, cut in small cubes
1 - 3oz. package lemon flavored Jello®
1 tablespoon sugar
5 - drops red food coloring
In medium size sauce pan on top of stove over medium heat add the water and bring to a simmer. Then add guava cubes stirring constantly until cubes are melted, then remove from heat and add the Jello®, sugar and food coloring, stirring until well blended. Then pour gently over cream filling and place in refrigerator till set.

Whipped Cream Topping
1 cup heavy whipping cream
4 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
In medium size bowl add cream and beat with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and vanilla, continue beating until firm. Spoon topping into pastry bag and decorate as desired leaving some of the guava top showing.

*Note - for fast setting, put in freezer for 30 minutes then into the refrigerator until set.
*Note - decorate once pie is set.