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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS WHITE PIE from EpicuriousUse double boiler for cooking filling.6 servingsSubmitted by icarroll1July 3, 2005 1 T. cornstarch1/2 C. cake flour3/4 C. sugar1/8 t. salt2 C. whole milk2 baten egg whites1/4 C. sugar1/4 t. almond extract1 t. vanilla1/4 cup chopped pecans Mix corn starch, flour,1/4 salt, and 3/4 C. sugar.Add 2 C. milk. Cook in a double boiler, stirring constantly till it is thick. Remove from stove, fold in the beaten egg whites which you have added the 1/4 C. sugar vanilla and almond extract.Pour into an already baked pie shell or a prepared grahan cracker crust.Sprinkle with nuts. Cool in frig. until set
WHITE PIE RECIPE #72197 from RecipezaarIn southern IL Burton's Cafe is famous for their White Pie. This is my attempt to replicate it. White vanilla can be found wherever cake decorating supplies are sold and in many kitchen specialty shops. Prep and cook times do not include pie crust. Cook time is chill time. by sugarpea 50 min | 20 min prep | SERVES 6 , 1 9inch pie 2 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup sugar 1 dash salt 4 egg whites 2 cups milk 2 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons white vanilla 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 1 9 inch pie shell, baked 2 cups fat-free whipped topping 2 tablespoons ground almonds -- In a saucepan cook flour, cornstarch, sugar, salt,egg whites and milk until bubbling, stirring constantly; continue to cook and stir another 3 minutes. -- Remove from heat and add butter, white vanilla and almond extract, stir. -- Lay plastic wrap on pudding surface and allow to cool; pour into cool pie shell and chill, again covering surface with plastic wrap. -- When ready to serve top with whipped topping and sprinkle with ground almonds.
Intresting Post.. I live less than 20 miles from Butons Cafe in So. Ill. They have wonderful pies there.. bdett
Burton's White Pie (1933 recipe)
From Jane Lawrence, Bonnie, Ill. This recipe came from a lady thatstarted the "Burton's White Pie Craze". Jane had tastedthe pie in 1933 & modified it. She gave the recipe to a friend that worked across from Burton's in Benton, Illinois. Therestaurant got the recipe from Jane's friend & the rest is history!
People travel from several states away just to go to Burtons' for this pie...
1 Cook 3/4 cup sugar, flour, salt, and milk in a double boiler until thick, stirring constantly.
2 Beat egg whites until stiff, adding remaining 1/4 cup of sugar. Fold mixture into cooked mixture along with the vanilla.
3 Pour into a baked and cooled pie shell; top with whipping cream. Chill overnight!
NOTE: If you do not have cake flour, you may substitute 1/2 cup regular flour, minus 2 tablespoons and add 2 tablespoons ofcornstarch, to replace the flour you removed! (for each 1/2 cup)
Carol.. I had it a couple years ago and its pretty good... I guess they serve it everyday.. .... I know everone and there brother talk about it.. Let me know what you think... bdett
IMO the white pie is perfect the way it is. I first had it back in 1971 when I attended RLC. It was a favorite for lunch. I moved to Texas, and had to learn to make it myself. The recipe needs real whip cream to taste the best.
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