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Shirley's Butterscotch Pie

(recipe, Deanna Dudney)

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  2. ¼ cup butter
  3. ¼ cup water
  4. 2 egg yolks
  5. 2 cups milk
  6. 2 Tbsp. flour
  7. 1 tsp. vanilla
  8. 1 recipe Meringue:
  9. 2 egg whites
  10. 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar

Steps

  1. Boil brown sugar, butter and water together until it waxes.
  2. Mix together egg yolks and milk. Take 2 heaping tablespoons of flour mixed with enough water to be very smooth and mix this into egg yolk & milk mixture.
  3. Add this yolk/milk/flour mixture to sugar/butter/water waxing mixture.
  4. Cook until it is thick, stirring constantly.
  5. If it does not thicken properly, add small amount of cornstarch mixed with water and continue stirring until it is teh desired thickness.
  6. Let cool in refrigerator and then add vanilla. Pour into previously baked pie crust.
  7. Meringue: Whip egg whites and add powdered sugar while whipping. Spoon this onto pie and broil a few minutes at 250 to brown (watch, happens quickly).