This recipe is based on my grandma's butterscotch pie. I loved this pie so much I requested it instead of cake on my birthday! I've come up with this recipe using her handwritten ingredient list, various recipes and tips from the Internet, and trial and error.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
5 hrs 15 mins
total:
6 hrs 5 mins
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
Filling:
Meringue:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine milk, brown sugar, and cornstarch in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon, about 10 minutes.

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  • Remove about 1/2 cup of the filling mixture and slowly whisk into beaten egg yolks to temper them. Pour mixture back into the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and continue cooking, whisking constantly, until thickened to a pudding-like consistency, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla extract until well mixed.

  • Cover filling and allow to cool completely, stirring occasionally. Place in an ice bath to speed up the cooling, if desired. Pour mixture into pie crust and set aside.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Beat egg whites and cream of tartar together in the bowl of a stand mixer, or using an electric mixer, until soft peaks start to form. Add sugar gradually, continuing to beat until peaks turn stiff and meringue is glossy.

  • Cover the pie filling with peaks of meringue, making sure to cover all the filling to the edges of the crust.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until meringue peaks are browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool to room temperature on a wire rack, about 1 hour. Transfer to the fridge to cool completely, about 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

372 calories; protein 5.8g; carbohydrates 49.4g; fat 17.2g; cholesterol 98.2mg; sodium 217.1mg. Full Nutrition
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12/19/2018
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