Sunday, April 13, 2014

Macaroon Pie (1955)

  • 18 stale macaroons
  • 1 tbspn butter
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbspns flour
  • 1 tspn sherry
  • 1/4 tspn salt
  • 1 coconut
Crumble macaroons as you would graham crackers for a graham cracker crust. Add butter, melted. Line pie dish with mixture and bake 5 minutes in 375 degree oven. Set aside.

Beat egg yolks. Add flour, sugar and salt. Set aside. Scald milk and stir into egg mixture slowly. Place in top of double boiler. Stir constantly until mixture thickens.

Removed from fire. Chill. Add sherry. Fill pie crust. Grate coconut coarsely. Sprinkle over top of pie and serve.

(Origin - "Eggs I Have Known" by Corine Griffith, 1955.  Aside: Corinne Griffith was "a star of the silver screen" and "wife of George Marshall, owner of the Washington Red Skins.")

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