5/10/08

White Pie (Like a Vanilla Custard Pie)

My favorite ice cream? Soft serve vanilla. My favorite cake? White vanilla with white frosting. Is it any surprise to know that I also love "White Pie"?

White pie served covered in whipped cream with crushed almonds or pecans on top is simply divine... although you can see in my photo that I had to leave the nuts off the whole pie because my family frowns on such things. LOL. My kids like it plain... but they don't like nuts in their cookies either! (Go figure... they LOVE nuts plain! Especially pistachio's and cashews... but in or on their foods? Not so much.)

I like this pie because it combines my two favorite flavors; vanilla and almond. Enjoy!


White Pie

2 T flour
2 T cornstarch
1 scant cup sugar
1/4 t salt
4 egg whites
2 c milk
2 T real butter
2 t clear vanilla (use regular if you don't have clear)
1/4 t almond extract

1 baked and cooled pie shell
whipped cream (homemade, not Cool Whip! Ewww.)
2 T ground nuts - almonds or pecans preferred

In a saucepan cook the flour, sugar, salt, egg whites and milk until bubbling. Stir constantly and let cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the almond and vanilla extracts. Pour into your cooled pie shell and lay saran wrap or plastic wrap on the surface immediately to keep it from forming a skin. Chill 5-6 hours at least to completely cool and chill. Serve with whipped cream and ground nuts sprinkled on top.

*I think this would also be wonderful with some sweetened coconut added to the filling before pouring into the pie. I may try that next time!
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