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How To Make Easy Butterscotch Pie With Meringue

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Written by Dixie   

Introduction:  This beloved, nostolgic pie is composed of a single crust pastry filled with a soft pudding and topped with meringue. It's really not difficult to prepare and worth the effort. This is an Old-Fashioned Butterscotch Pie, make from scratch recipe.  Enjoy!!

You Will Need For The Pie:

6 tablespoons butter or margarine

1 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons flour

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups milk

3 egg yolks - room temperature - (reserve egg whites for meringue)

1 teaspoon vanilla 

One baked 9 inch pie shell

A medium saucepan and a small bowl

Step 1.  In saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar and bring to a bubbly boil. In bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, salt and milk; pour slowly into butter mixture, stirring constantly. Cook on low heat until thick, stirring constantly.

Step 2.  Beat egg yolks with small amount of hot mixture, then add back to pan and cook 1 minute more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into baked pastry shell.


You Will Need For The Meringue:

3 egg whites - room temperature

4 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

A large mixing bowl and mixer

Step 3.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In bowl, with mixer, on high speed, beat egg whites until fluffy; add sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time; add vanilla and beat until stiff peaks form. Pile on top of pie filling. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Chill pie completely before slicing.

Tip:  You can use cool whip to top the pie if you are short on time, just make sure pie is completely cooled.

Warning:  Cook the pudding gently once the eggs have been added. Cooking too quickly over too high heat will result in cooked bits of egg in the filling.  

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carmen357 said:

Always love to read you recipes!
December 20, 2010
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