Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

In southern IL Burton's Cafe is famous for their White Pie. This is my attempt to replicate it. White vanilla can be found wherever cake decorating supplies are sold and in many kitchen specialty shops. Prep and cook times do not include pie crust. Cook time is chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 dash salt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons white vanilla
  • 14 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 9 inch pie shell, baked
  • 2 cups fat-free whipped topping
  • 2 tablespoons ground almonds


  1. In a saucepan cook flour, cornstarch, sugar, salt,egg whites and milk until bubbling, stirring constantly; continue to cook and stir another 3 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and add butter, white vanilla and almond extract, stir.
  3. Lay plastic wrap on pudding surface and allow to cool; pour into cool pie shell and chill, again covering surface with plastic wrap.
  4. When ready to serve top with whipped topping and sprinkle with ground almonds.
Most Helpful

My Great Great Grandma is the one who invented the White Pie and my family is the own who owned Burton Cafe. Great PIE!

brent772 August 08, 2005

Wow! I made this because it sounded so different, but man did my family love it. My husband found this pie to be especially "uneven", requiring multiple trips to the fridge to "even" the edges. Wonderful, wonderful recipe.

Bogey'sMom December 16, 2003

This came out so good. I followed the directions. I didn't have the nuts so I didn't sprinkle anything on top. It still was delicious. It held its shape after it was cut instead of the filling spreading out onto the plate. My husband and son says this is a keeper.

Soledad February 08, 2016