On his Birthday my Dad gets to choose whether or not he wants a Molasses Cake or a Butterscotch Pie. This year he chose the Butterscotch Pie and thus the blog that appears below. Strangely enough, my Mom and her Mom, as well, always chose a Butterscotch Pie for their Birthday. I wonder how long this recipe has been around? It will remain on the A-list as it is goood - but then so is the molasses cake.
Put one pint milk in double boiler and when it is hot add:
1 1/3 cup dark brown sugar 1 heaping tablespoon flour (I do mean heaping) 3 tablespoons butter pinch of salt 1 teaspoon of vanilla and yolks of 3 eggs which have all been creamed together.
Cook until thick then add 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Put in an already baked shell. Cover with meringue made with 3 egg whites and 1/2 cup sugar. Sprinkle a few chopped nuts on top and brown in oven. (375 degrees for five minutes) Allow to cool well before serving.
After using this same recipe for years I read in a newspaper that one Tablespoon molasses added to a butterscotch pie enriches the color of the filling and blends with the sugar, butter and vanilla, giving the pie a true butterscotch-candy flavor.