Fresh Pus Pie

Written by Monster's Cookbook.

Halloween recipes, Fresh Pus Pie, Monsterly DelishFresh Pus Pie was a firm favorite on the menu of many cadaver cafes up until about a century ago. It was delicious served warm and oozing from the oven or fire pit. The best pus was extracted from diseased humans and it could be very rich so diners were advised to limit themselves to one small slice. A dramatic drop in human diseases that produced oozing boils led to its demise and this modern recipe took over in popularity.

Sufficient.—for 8 monster servings of pie
13 oz sweet shortcrust pastry
a little flour, for dusting
1 cup superfine sugar
1 cup fresh lime juice
8 fresh lime leaves or the grated
zest of 3 limes
3 eggs and 2 egg yolks
1½ sticks unsalted butter, at room
temperature, plus extra for greasing
sifted confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

Method.—Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface until a little larger than a greased 9-inch fluted loose-bottomed tart pan. Lift the pastry over a rolling pin, drape into the pan, then press over the bottom and up the insides. Trim off the excess pastry so it stands a little above the top of the pan. Prick the bottom with a fork. Let chill for 30 minutes.
Line the tart with nonstick parchment paper, add ceramic baking beans, and bake in a preheated oven at 400°F for 15 minutes. Remove the paper and beans and bake for a further 12 to 15 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden. Let cool.
Put the sugar, lime juice, and lime leaves or lime zest in a saucepan. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool for
5 minutes, then strain into a clean pan.
Stir in the eggs, egg yolks, and half the butter and heat gently, stirring, for 1 minute or until the sauce coats the back of the spoon. Add the remaining butter and whisk constantly until the mixture thickens.
Transfer the lime mixture to the tart crust and bake for 6 to 8 minutes until set. 
Let cool slightly, then serve warm, dusted with confectioners’ sugar.

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