Sundays are best for rolling around in bed, going to church and for baking sweet treats with a glass of milk with ice cubes! Even better if the milk itself is grass fed and hormone free too! To be honest, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth – tho I enjoy a chewy chocolate chip cookie and carrot cake from time to time. Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky by Edmonton blogger Karlynn Johnston pulls some serious heart strings with stories and recipes that points to Old-Fashioned desserts. If you’ve been a fan of www.thekitchenmagpie.com you will be excited for recipes like Banana Cream Pie, Chocolate Cherry Whipped Shortbread, Doughnuts and Salted Buttered Pecans.
That being said, Karlynn brings back the Flapper Pie unique to Alberta and even more so in the farms of Manitoba of our grandmother’s generations. What once was a staple in prairie kitchens is a rarity. My parents never heard of it. My friends never seen it. So it will be interesting to make this hard to master graham crumb crust pie filled with decadent creamy custard filling and topped with meringue.
FLAPPER PIE- THE LOST PRAIRIE PIE
- 1¼ cups graham crackers
- ¼ cup melted butter
- ½ cup sugar
- dash of cinnamon
- 2½ cups of milk
- ½ cup of white sugar
- ¼ cup of cornstarch
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch of salt
- Meringue Topping:
- 3 egg whites
- ¼ cup of sugar
- ¼ tsp of cream of tartar
- Mix all the crust ingredients together, save about 2 tbsp to the side and press the rest into a 10 inch pie plate, in the bottom and up the sides. Refrigerate.
- Combine the filling ingredients together and cook on a medium heat until it boils and thickens, making sure to stir constantly! Set aside to cool while you make the meringue.
- Beat the meringue ingredients together until they form stiff peaks.
- Pour the filling into the crust and top with the meringue, making beautiful little spikes that will brown up all lovely on top! Sprinkle the rest of the crumbs on the top and slide into a 350 degree oven.
- Bake until the meringue browns like below, around 10 minutes but watch it carefully! All ovens are different!
- Cool in the fridge and eat the same day. This isn’t a pie that is going to last a few days, meringue topped pies get slimy between the layers. This is best made mere hours before serving.
What caught my eye was the recipe for Mini Doughnut Waffles. It looks like a Liege waffle but it’s part donut. I can’t wait to makes these. Now you can too by entering the contest below!
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