We are addicted to Lavender Earl Grey lattes at our house. I was thinking about how to use it in other ways and this is what happened...a Lavender Earl Grey Latte Pie...umm, yes!
We started our obsession with Lavender Earl Grey when we discovered about making tea concentrates. You can see our post on that here, but I will sum it up. It is a concentrated tea made with 2-3x the tea and simmered a touch longer than just your average tea. Once it is cooled it can last in your refrigerator for 3-4 days. This allows you to be able to make ice cold tea in just minutes. You place in a glass ice, half of concentrate and half water (or milk). I have included the recipe below so you don't have to go back and forth.
This pie is delicious with our Lavender Shortbread Cookie crust, but you can use whatever crust you desire. But the shortbread cookie lends itself so well in this recipe.
Here is the recipe for concentrate as you will use it in the recipe for the latte pie.
Lavender Earl Grey Latte Pie
1 cup Lavender Earl Grey Tea concentrate
1 cup milk
1/4 cup lavender simple syrup
3 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup milk
In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch and 1/4 cup milk until smooth. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, over medium heat bring 1 cup milk, 1 cup Lavender Earl Grey Tea concentrate, and lavender simple syrup to a simmer. Stir frequently as to not scorch your milk to the bottom of the pan.
When you have reached a simmer gradually whisk cornstarch mixture into tea and hot milk. Stir while it returns to a simmer and thickens, about 3-4 minutes. Pour pudding into pie shell. Refrigerate for about 3 hours or until chilled. Serve with lots of whip cream it adds the creamy latte flavor.
I am Nicole Callen, lavender lover, farmer, and owner of Norwood Lavender Farm. My intention for this page is to bring you great lavender related content that you can use. Most of it contains culinary adventures that transpire in my kitchen, as I have a love for the complex floral flavor and depth that lavender brings to cooking. I like to say, "where nature meets gourmet".