Booneville Butterscotch Pie
3 tb Butter; * see note
2 c Packed brown sugar
2 c Milk
1/4 c All-purpose flour
1/2 ts Salt
1 1/3 ts Vanilla extract
1 9 inch pie crust; baked
3 tb Sugar
* Original recipe calls for butter but you can substitute solid margarine
if you prefer.
1. Place butter in HEAVY 10-inch skillet. Heat until melted. Add brown
sugar and 1/2 cup milk; mix well. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes,
stirring constantly. 2. Beat the egg yolks; stir in remaining milk. Combine
flour and salt; stir egg mixture into this. Add small amount of the hot
brown sugar mix gradually. Stir and return this to the mixture in skillet.
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. 3. Cool slightly
and blend in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour into pre-baked and cooled pie crust.
4. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; slowly add sugar and continue to
beat until sugar is dissolved. Fold in the remaining 1/4 teaspoon vanilla.
Pile this on top of pie, sealing to edges. Bake in preheated 325-degree
oven for about 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm or cold.
NOTES : Named for a small town in north Mississippi, near Elvis Presley's
Recipe by: Jo Anne Merrill
Posted to Bakery-Shoppe Digest V1 #525 by Suzy Lewis
on Jan 23, 1998