Coffee Crème Meringue Pie

December 14, 2012

This luscious pie is worth every single calorie!

This luscious pie is worth every single calorie! 

When you want to impress, want to indulge, want to share great coffee with people who really love it, make this pie.

This tastes great with either a graham cracker or traditional pie crust - store bought is just fine!

This recipe makes 8 servings.

Coffee Crème Meringue Pie Ingredients: 
1/4 cup flour 
1/8 teaspoon salt 
2/3 cup sugar 
1 cup coffee, brewed strong 
1 cup milk 
2 egg yolks 
2 tablespoons unsalted butter 
1 baked 9" pastry shell 
Meringue ( see below)

Meringue Ingredients:
2 egg whites 
4 tablespoons sugar 
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions for the Coffee Crème Pie: 
Buy or bake your favorite pie crust.
Brew coffee.
In a medium saucepan, combine flour, salt, and sugar; add brewed coffee and milk. 
Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
Separate eggs. Set aside the whites for the meringue. 
Beat the egg yolks until golden yellow in a large heat-proof bowl. 
Stir the hot mixture slowly and carefully into bowl of beaten egg yolks and blend, then return to the saucepan. 
Cook just 2 minutes longer. 
Add the butter then allow the mixture to cool. 
Pour into pastry shell and make the meringue.

Directions for the Meringue Topping: 
In a clean metal or glass bowl, beat the egg whites until frothy; gradually add sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. 
Add vanilla extract. Spoon meringue onto pie, spreading to crust edge to seal filling in. 
Bake at 325°F. for 15 to 18 minutes, until lightly browned.