Friday, July 20, 2007

Eggnog Pie ..... Flashback Friday to the days of a new bride and family get-togethers. The pie Aunt Deal (Odelia) made famous at family gatherings.

Eggnog Pie
This is the original recipe of an aunt who just celebrated her 90TH birthday and still remains high on the list of great cooks.
1 teaspoon Knox gelatin 
1 tablespoon cold water 
1 cup milk 
1/2 cup sugar 
2 tablespoons cornstarch 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
6 egg yolks beaten 
1 tablespoon butter 
1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
1 teaspoon rum flavoring 
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
1 baked pie crust
Dissolve gelatin in cold water and set aside. Combine cornstarch, salt and milk in a double boiler. Cook until thick. Beat egg yolks. Add cooked mixture to egg yolks a spoon at a time mixing well after each addition. Return to double boiler and continue to cook until yolks are cooked, just a few minutes more. Add gelatin, butter and flavorings; mix well and allow to cool completely. When cool, fold in whipped cream. Pour into a baked pie crust and sprinkle top with freshly grated nutmeg. Refrigerate until firm.

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