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Ingredients

1 9-inch baked pie shell with high fluted edge
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 envelope (1 tablespoon) unflavored gelatin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups milk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped
1 cup coconut
Maraschino cherries

Instructions

Blend 1/2 cup sugar, flour, gelatin and salt. Stir in the milk gradually, cook over medium heat until mixture boils, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. Cool until the mixture mounds slightly when dropped from a spoon. Blend in vanilla and almond flavoring. Make a meringue of the egg whites, cream of tartar and 1/2 cup sugar. Fold meringue and whipped cream into the above mixture; fold in the coconut. Put into the cooled pie shell. Decorate with maraschino cherries and sprinkle with additional coconut. Refrigerate and serve. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Sherrie Dake
East Moline



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