My grandmother used to make this delicious caramel pie for all family gatherings and it was always a hit.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C.)

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  • In a heavy iron skillet, over medium heat, stir 1 cup sugar until melted and golden brown. Reduce heat to low and mix in boiling water. Set aside.

  • In a heavy saucepan, melt butter. Remove from heat. Add flour and salt into butter mixing thoroughly. Stir in 1/4 milk. Return pan to stove, on low heat, and add remaining 1/4 cup milk and caramel syrup. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Put egg yolks in a small bowl. Add about 1/2 of the hot mixture to egg yolks. Pour the yolk mixture back into remaining caramel mixture. Cook 1 minute and pour into baked pie shell.

  • Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy. Add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, very slowly, beating until egg whites are stiff. Spread over filling and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, or until meringue is lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

341 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 53g 17% DV; fat 12.7g 20% DV; cholesterol 85.7mg 29% DV; sodium 245.2mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/19/2004
This is true caramel pie Takes a little time but well worth it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/03/2002
this failed on me- i overcooked my sugar because my timing was off tasted terrible. i'm willing to try it again though. Read More
(4)
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/19/2004
This is true caramel pie Takes a little time but well worth it. Read More
(9)
Rating: 2 stars
12/03/2002
this failed on me- i overcooked my sugar because my timing was off tasted terrible. i'm willing to try it again though. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2015
i made this pie and it was awesome. Timing is crucial and careful not to make scramble eggs. Leave a spoonful of the warm caramel in the pan for your treat. Read More
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