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    Butterscotch Meringue Pie

    Butterscotch Meringue Pie. Photo by PianoCook

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    1 hr 10 mins

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    Firehousecook AKA Cap'n Jack's Note:

    This recipe has been in my family as far as I know since 1900. The year my Grandmother was married. All the ingredients back then had no chemicals mixed in. BUT, it is still my #1 favorite. Just don't burn the custard in the process. YUK.

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    Serves: 8



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    1. 1
      Make and bake a 9" single pie shell. Or use store bought.
    2. 2
      In saucepan combine brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Whisk in half & half. Whisk constantly over medium heat till mix is thick and bubbly. Cook an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Gradually whisk about 1 cup of the hot mix into the egg yolks, whisking all the time. Add this back into the rest of what is in the pan. Bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat and cook and whisk for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in butter and vanilla till well mixed. Let cool a bit, whisk and pour into pie shell and set aside.
    3. 3
      Pre-heat oven to 350 degree's.
    4. 4
      Take egg whites and sugar to please you and beat to make meringue. Top pie (sealing edges) and bake till the top is the way you like it.
    5. 5
      Enjoy and save me a piece :O).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 24, 2010


      Delicious. Well written, clear instructions. A rich butterscotch flavor, just firm enough to hold together when cut. I too, had more than enough for a 9" shell, ate the rest right out of the cooking pot so I wouldn't have to wash another dish. Next time I think I'll skip the meringue and top the pie off with a lightly sweetened whipped cream. Thanks, Cap'n Jack, for sharing this keeper!

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    • on April 23, 2011


      Wahoo this was just heavenly. ~My hubbie's favorite kind of pie! Thanks Cap'n Jack!

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    • on April 13, 2009


      Man oh man, Cap'n Jack! What a pie! So sinfully good I felt wrong eating it on Easter Sunday! The custard had the most wonderful flavors and was so smooth and creamy! Only, I had more than fit in my pie shell, so I made little minis in custard cups, too. Sorry I can't fulfill direction number 5 all the way. There will be no saving for you this time! Made and devoured for PAC Spring '09!

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    Nutritional Facts for Butterscotch Meringue Pie

    Serving Size: 1 (170 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 361.7
    Calories from Fat 199
    Total Fat 22.2 g
    Saturated Fat 13.2 g
    Cholesterol 163.7 mg
    Sodium 185.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 36.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 27.0 g
    Protein 5.2 g

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