Boston Pie with Le Noble Cheese

Canadian Brie (Noble is used in this recipe) combines superbly with pastry cream for a divinely creamy garnish to create an original version of this classic American cake.

  • Prep: 45 min
  • Cooking: 45 min
Yields 14 - 16 servings
boston pie with le noble cheese
As described in this video, Canadian Brie (Noble is used in this recipe) combines superbly with pastry cream for a divinely creamy garnish to create an original version of this classic American cake.

Ingredients

  • Cake
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter softened
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups (750 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (25 mL) baking powder
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Milk
  • Custard
  • 1 1/4 cups (310 mL) Milk
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) cornstarch
  • 5 oz (150 g) Le Noble cheese rind removed
  • Ganache
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) 35 % cream
  • 4 oz (120 g) bittersweet or dark chocolate coarsely chopped

Preparation

Cake

Preheat oven to 375 °F (190 °C).

With an electric mixer, beat the butter with the sugar and vanilla extract. Incorporate eggs one at a time and beat at high speed for 5 minutes.

Blend flour and baking powder together. At low speed, add to mixture in batches, alternating with milk.

Butter and flour two 9-inch (23 cm) round cake pans, and divide batter between pans.

Bake in the oven for 25–30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool.

Custard

In a saucepan over medium heat, heat milk with vanilla extract until it begins to steam.

Beat eggs with sugar and cornstarch in a bowl. Add a ladleful of hot milk while stirring with a whisk. Pour mixture into saucepan and continue cooking, while stirring, until thickened.

Remove from heat, add Le Noble cheese, let melt and stir. Pour into a bowl, cover and let cool.

Ganache

In another saucepan, heat cream over medium-low heat, stir in chocolate until melted. Let cool.

Assembly

Cut both cakes in half lengthwise. Spread custard over three layers and stack them. Add final layer of cake, then coat with ganache.

Tips

Cheese alternatives: Canadian Brie, Camembert.

Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 355 Calories
Protein: 9 g
Carbohydrate: 44 g
Fat: 16 g
Fibre: 1.1 g
Sodium: 248 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 16 % / 174 mg
Selenium: 34 %
Vitamin B12: 30 %
Folate: 28 %
Vitamin D: 24 %