Burnt Sugar Pie

Ingredients

Directions

1 pie crust

Burnt sugar*

2 cups whole milk

1/3 cup corn starch

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup butter

2 egg yolks

Meringue

2 T sugar

2 t corn starch

2 egg wh

Vanilla


*I used the left over burnt sugar from a flan. I think it was probably about 1/4 cup.

Dissolve the burnt sugar in 1 cup of milk at low heat.

Mix the corn starch and 1/4 cup sugar into the remaining milk and add to the milk and burnt sugar. Add the butter.

Cook slowly, stirring constantly until the milk mixture come to a slow boil.

Beat the egg yolks and beat in small amounts of the milk mixture until the egg yolks are warm.

Add the yolks to the milk and stir in.

Remove from heat and stir in a teaspoon of vanilla.

Put the milk mixture into the pie crust.

Meringue

Mix the sugar and corn starch.

Beat the egg whites to a soft peak.

Add small amounts of the cornstarch/sugar to the eggs white and beating between each addition to firm peaks.

Fold in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla.

Spread the meringue on the pie and bake at 375 degrees F until the meringue is browned on top.