Sometimes it takes me a little long to get things done. (Not because she is in frail or declining health mind you, but because she is so busy running circles around the rest of the world) So sorry I haven't gotten this off before.
When you make the pie you can buy the regular graham cracker pie shell. The filling will fit in it. I like to make my own. (So do I)
Making your own crust you need a 10"-2" deep pie plate. Butter your plate before putting in the crumbs & shape them into a crust. Save 1/2 cup for sprinkling on top of pie.
One time I gave the recipe to a lady and she took whole crackers & laid them in the pie plate. She wasn't too swift. (I would tend to agree)
Take 1 1/2 packs of graham crackers & crush them. About 13 crackers. Then go with the recipe.
When I make my filling I stir it all the while it is cooking. Make sure the pudding is not too
Have a bowl ready for your egg whites. Place in the frig until you are ready for them. Put your eggs & pudding mix right into the boiler you are going to use.
Make meringue. Put it on top of pie. Place leftover graham crackers (Crushed up into crumbs, not whole ones. You don't want my aunt thinking you aren't too swift.) on top of meringue.
Put back into oven 350F for 10 minutes. You are done.
Have a good pie. (Mmmmm, thanks, I will!)
It seems like it is a big deal but it really isn't. I am trying to give you all the tips that I can.
I hope I haven't confused you but these tips are important.
Crush graham crackers
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup G. sugar
mix together and place in pie plate.
bake at 350F-10 mins
4 egg yolks
5 Tablespoon sugar
3 heaping Tb cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
1 qt. sweet milk (this just means fresh milk, as opposed to sour milk)
1 ts. vanilla, after cooked
cook & when done fill pie shell
4 egg whites
1/2 tsp. baking powder
4 tbs sugar
place on pie
add remaining crumbs & bake at 350F-10 mins
all done, enjoy
Go ahead, be brave. Give it a try. I'm telling ya, it's good stuff.