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Ingredients

3 tablespoons butter (not margarine)
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup boiling water
3 egg yolks, use whites for meringue
1-1/2 cups milk
6 tablespoons flour
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup white sugar
1 baked pie shell

Instructions

Melt butter and brown sugar in skillet; brown carefully so it doesn't burn. Gradually add water.

Beat egg yolks and add small amount of milk, all of the flour and salt. Mix until smooth; add remaining milk. Pour slowly into sugar mixture. Cook over low heat until thick. Pour into cooked shell.

For meringue, beat egg whites and 1/2 cup white sugar until fluffy. Spread meringue over pie filling. Brown in oven at 350 degrees for about 10 to 15 minutes. Watch carefully.

Mary Haly
Davenport



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