Many of you know I have a sweet tooth....more like sweet teeth!
And if you have followed my blog for a while you probably noticed I share mostly dessert recipes :)
I am of the opinion that at mealtime we should eat what we like first
and for me that would be dessert - haha :)
Okay, no I don't actually eat dessert first (though I want to)
and I do try to limit how many sweets I eat...TRY being the key word :)
Anyway, I made a butterscotch cream pie last week and thought it to be quite tasty
so I figured you fellow sweet tooth friends would like to try the recipe sometime.
2 cups milk
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 egg yolks
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 - 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 unbaked pie crust
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Bake pie crust in preheated oven for 10 - 15 minutes, or until light brown and crisp.
Remove from oven and reduce temperature to 350 degrees F.
In a small bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar and salt; set aside.
In the top of a double broiler over medium heat, scald the milk while stirring with a whisk.
Slowly whisk in the flour mixture.
Cook, stirring constantly until thickened; remove from heat.
Place the egg yolks in a medium bowl.
Stir in 1/3 of the milk mixture to temper the yolks,
then pour the yolk mixture back into the pan.
Return to the stove and cook, stirring constantly until thick.
Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla.
Pour into baked pie crust.
In a large mixing bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar,
confectioners' sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
Spread meringue over pie, covering completely.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 - 15 minutes,
or until meringue is golden brown in spots.
Place a slice on a pretty crystal plate,
pour yourself a cup of tea or coffee
and sit down to enjoy.
Thinking of you, dear friends!
If I have not been by your blog in a few days it's because I have been somewhat busy,
but I will catch up with you soon!
Much love to you!