Flapper Pie I

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A lovely, cooked egg custard filling is poured into a graham cracker crust, topped with almond-flavored meringue and sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs. It 's then popped into a hot oven just until the meringue peaks are golden.

INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):


  • Mix together graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/3 cup softened butter or margarine. Press into a 9 inch pie plate, reserve 1/4 cup for topping. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 minutes.
  • Mix 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch, flour, and salt in a saucepan. Stir in milk gradually. Cook over medium heat, stirring until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Cook 2 minutes more. Add a little of this hot mixture to beaten egg yolks, then stir yolks into hot mixture. Cook 1 minute while stirring. Remove from heat; stir in 1 tablespoon butter or margarine and vanilla. Cool 15 minutes, and pour into crumb crust. Cool completely.
  • Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Slowly add 1/4 cup sugar, beating until stiff and glossy. Stir in almond extract. Spread meringue over filling, and against the edge of crust to seal. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs.
  • Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) just until meringue is golden, about 4 to 5 minutes. Cool completely before serving.