Flapper Pie
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A Canadian prairie classic that is served throughout the farming season. A buttery graham cracker crust, vanilla custard topped with meringue.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
  • 1¼ cups graham crumbs
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 5 tbsp white sugar
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
Custard Filling
  • 2½ cups whole milk
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Combine graham crumbs, sugar, melted butter and cinnamon together in a bowl, press into 9" glass pie plate and bake at 350F for 10 minutes, until fragrant.
  2. Custard filling: Mix together milk, sugar, corn starch, salt and egg yolks together; warm over medium heat stirring constantly. When thick and bubbly, turn down to simmer keeping an eye on it and stirring as needed to not burn it; time to make the meringue!
  3. Meringue: Whip egg whites and vanilla together until frothy in stainless steel bowl. Add sugar and cream of tartar and beat into egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  4. Back to the custard: remove from heat, add in vanilla and stir. Pour into pie crust and immediately cover with meringue topping.
  5. Make sure meringue covers a bit over the edge of the crust so it doesn't shrink.
  6. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until browned; or try 425 for 4-5 minutes until browned.
Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.
Recipe by Nurse Loves Farmer at http://www.nurselovesfarmer.com/2015/05/flapper-pie/