Butterscotch Meringue Pie

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  • 2 C pastry flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ C milk
  • 1 C Crisco® shortening
  • 2 tsp. vinegar


  • 1 ½ C Pioneer® Golden Light Brown Sugar
  • 5 T flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 C milk
  • 8 T butter
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tsp. cream of tarter
  • 6 T Pioneer® Sugar



  1. Mix the pastry flour and salt. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender. In another bowl, mix the vinegar and milk. Add to the dry mixture until a dough forms. Do not overwork. (Recipe makes one double pie crust).
  2. Preheat oven to 425° F. Place single crust in 8 or 9-inch pie plate. Seal and trim the edges. Punch a few holes in bottom and sides to prevent the crust from puckering during baking. (Or line with foil or parchment paper and weigh down with dry beans spread evenly over the bottom.) Bake in oven for 7 to 10 minutes. Cool completely.

Pie Filling:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl beat the egg yolks; set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the Pioneer® Golden Light Brown Sugar, flour and salt. Gradually stir in the milk. Cook 2 minutes on high; stir. Cook 2 more minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Stir a cup of the hot mixture into the egg yolks; stir until good and blended. Return back to the microwave-safe dish and cook for 1 ½ minutes, stir and cook another minute if needed. Remove, add the butter and vanilla. Pour into the cooled pie crust.


  1. Beat the egg whites, cream of tarter & Pioneer® Sugar until soft peaks form. Spread the meringue over the hot butterscotch filling, sealing to the edge of the pastry shell. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown. Cool before serving.

Cook's Note

*Note for unbaked pie dough:Wrap the other half of the dough tightly in foil or plastic wrap. You can keep in the refrigerator up to 4 days and freeze up to 3 months. Let sit out to bring to room temperature before using.
**From the Kitchen of: Mary Lou Brady of Breckenridge, MI.

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