Recipe by Mimi in Maine
Sound weird? But, it is good. It came from my mother-in-law and it was in her family for years. I think it is an old-fashioned dessert. I haven't seen many recipes for it. My grandkids love it.
- 1 1⁄4 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄3 cup melted butter
- 2 cups hot milk
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 egg yolks, beaten (save whites for top)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix the first three ingredients well.
- Press into a pie plate, saving about 3 tablepoons for the top.
- Bake at 400 degrees till lightly browned, about 7-8 minutes.
- In a saucepan put the milk, sugar, cornstarch, salt, and egg yolks.
- Cook over medium heat till it comes to a boil; boil about 1/2 to 1 minute and take off the heat.
- Add the vanilla and let sit a minute while making meringue.
- Whip the eggs whites using a couple of tablespoons of sugar to make a meringue.
- Put the custard in the graham line pie plate.
- Add the meringue and saved graham cracker topping.
- 400 degrees till golden.