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Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is another of my Mother's recipes and this one was made for less than 5 cents a slice (then) it is still a very reasonable recipe and very tasty - add some lemon juice to the cornstarch mixture. Don't be fooled by the simplisityof the ingredients, it is good and no fail
- Mix the cornstarch& water in the top of a double boiler.
- Add boiling water stirring constantly and cook until thick& clear- 12-14 minutes, Add salt to egg whites and beat until stiff.
- Add 3 tbsp sugar& vanilla, beating until the whites are creamy.
- Pour hot cornstarch mixture over the egg whites, very slowly beating constantly Cool slightly and fill the pastry shell.
- The pie should be made at least 2 hours before serving.
- Cover the pie with whipped cream and grated chocolate (make curls if you wish) Add some nuts too is you want.
I did not know what to expect from this pie. While not being objectionable, we found this pie to be rather flavorless. The chocolate probably carried the flavor.I did have a problem with my egg whites getting stiff.