Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Old-Fashioned Butterscotch Pie

3 eggs separated
2 cups milk
1 cup brown sugar
3/8 cup (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Baked pie shell
3 tablespoons white sugar

Place the 3 egg yolks in a bowl and beat them. Stir in the milk. In a heavy saucepan, stir 1 cup brown sugar, flour, and salt together until combined, then stir in the milk mixture a little at a time. Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly (!) until mixture thickens to a pudding. Remove from heat and stir in butter, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Pour pudding into baked pie shell.

Make a meringue by beating the 3 egg whites with 3 tablespoons white sugar until the egg whites are stiff and frothy. Place pie in a 350° oven and bake until meringue is browned.

Cream pies of this sort are very popular in Kentucky. This recipe was adapted from a recipe by Ronda Hayes Knorr of Hueysville, Kentucky.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)