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Crispy Custard Pita + Cinnamon Honey Butter

Rich custard soaked pita topped with toasted butter pecans served with cinnamon honey butter.

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So I bought some pita that wasn’t the most pita-y. It had zero pockets and tasted like incredibly soft circular white bread. Maybe it was just meant to be a wrap. I decided to do something else with it.

For this recipe, I decided to make it similar to French toast soaked in an eggy custard with spices. I threw together a simple compound butter to lather over the top. I figured what’s better than a giant pancake French toast-like surface to put stuff on.

This setup really made a great platter that was fun to build and enjoy. Top it with your favorite fruits, whipped cream cheese spreads, and syrups, and it’s a welcomed addition to breakfast. Check out my tips and tricks below for the best crispy custard pita. Try this recipe out and let me know what you think!

TIPS & TRICKS FOR THE BEST CRISPY CUSTARD PITA

take the time: soak the pita fully in the custard. let it sit, flip it and let it sit some more. unless manhandled the pita shouldn’t fall apart. the longer it sits in the custard the nicer the coat. no need to soak for more than 20 minutes.

butter: i used a lot of butter in this so go ahead and bring a stick out. you want to keep the pan really buttered so that the honey doesn’t burn. maintain medium to high heat to give the outside of the pita a nice crust.

season: the custard is the first opportunity to season the pita. it’ll help give the otherwise plain bread some flavor. the second best opportunity for flavor is right out the pan. while everything is sticky and before anything can be set up. dust the pitas with powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, or some fresh ground nutmeg.

fillings: after making these pitas i will definitely be making these again. maybe with some savory seasonings. these pitas can be filled with your favorite breakfast foods like bacon, sausage, or eggs. keep it light with some whipped peanut butter or cream cheese. throw in some fresh herbs, fruits, or veggies and it’s a whole meal.

SIMILAR INGREDIENTS TO:

  1. FRENCH TOAST MUFFIN CUPS
  2. BROWN BUTTER OAT PANCAKES
  3. BLUEBERRY CREAM CHEESE PANCAKES

ENJOY THIS RECIPE WITH:

  1. SMALL BATCH STRAWBERRY JAM
  2. CHERRY BERRY JAM
  3. CARROT WALNUT GRANOLA

Crispy Custard Pita + Cinnamon Honey Butter

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 4

Crispy Custard Pita + Cinnamon Honey Butter
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Rich custard soaked pita topped with toasted butter pecans served with cinnamon honey butter.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Pita
  • 1/2c Pecan, crushed
  • 1/2c Butter
  • CUSTARD
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2c Half and Half or milk
  • 1Tb Vanilla Extract
  • 1Tb Cinnamon, freshly grated
  • 1/2tsp Nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 2Tb Brown Sugar
  • 2TB Honey
  • Cinnamon Honey Butter
  • 1/2c Butter, soften
  • 4Tb Honey
  • 2tsp freshly grated cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Combine all the ingredients under custard.
  • Let the pita sit for 15-20 minutes till the custard is mostly absorbed.
  • Over medium heat, add 2tb of butter and oil to a pan.
  • Add in pitas one or two at a time and cook till golden brown on both sides. 3-4 minutes a side.
  • Combine all ingredients listed under cinnamon honey butter.
  • Once all the pitas are cooked. Toss pecans into pan and and toast in residual butter.
  • Top pecans with pita. Top with extra cinnamon honey butter. Dust with extra cinnamon and nutmeg.
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