Vanilla Meringue Custard Pie

Nancy Allen

By
@mawmawnan

This is a wonderful custard pie with vanilla in the custard and in the meringue, just plain YUM!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6-8 servings
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1
9-inch single plain pastry shell, baked (your favorite)
1 c
granulated sugar
1/4 c
cornstarch
1/8 tsp
salt
2 1/2 c
milk
3
egg yolks, well beaten (reserve the whites)
2 Tbsp
butter, softened
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract

MERINGUE

3
egg whites, stiffly beaten
1/8 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
cream of tartar
6 Tbsp
granulated sugar
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract

Step-By-Step

1Prepare your favorite pastry crust in a 9 1/2 inch pie plate. Bake according to your directions and then let it cool while you make your custard filling.
2Custard-In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat until slightly thickened, stirring constantly.
3Quickly stir 1/3 cup hot mixture into beaten egg yolks. Return this mixture to saucepan. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla extract.
4Spread evenly into shell. Set aside. Meringue-Preheat the oven to 375F. Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add salt, cream of tartar, sugar, and vanilla extract, beating until stiff and shiny.
5Quickly spread over filling to the edge. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven; cool in refrigerator for 2 hours to set properly before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American