Cantaloupe Pie Ala Texas and Pacific

Recipe by SusieQusie
READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 1 pie
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    very ripe cantaloupe (over ripe yields the most juice)
  • 1
    cup water
  • 1 12
    cups sugar
  • 2
    tablespoons flour (more or less depending on how juicy your cantaloupe is)
  • 3
    tablespoons butter
  • 14
    teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1
    prebaked pie crust

DIRECTIONS

  • Slice cantaloupe in half, deseed and remove rind, reserving all juices. Cut into small pieces and push through a ricer.
  • Place melon with juice and water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Mix sugar and flour and slowly add to hot mixture, stirring constantly.
  • Add butter and nutmeg, stir until butter melts.
  • Cool and pour into prebaked pie crust.
  • If desired, top with meringue made according to your favorite recipe and brown in oven.