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Grandma's Brown Sugar Pie

The Pie of Emeril's Eye Contest Finalist

GMA Recipes Dessert
Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

Grandma's Brown Sugar Pie was a finalist in Emeril Lagasse's The Pie of Emeril's Eye Contest.


  • Filling
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 can evaporated milk (12 ounce)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Meringue
  • 4 reserved egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Cooking Directions

    In an unbaked 9-inch pie shell, stir in with your fingers 4 egg yolks (reserve whites).

    Add one 12 ounce can evaporated milk, pouring it over the yolks. Then stir in, with fingers, the 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

    Mix the 1 cup (packed) of brown sugar with the 2 tablespoons flour and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and sprinkle it evenly into the egg/milk mixture.

    Bake at 350 degrees F for one hour or until custard filling is done.

    Take the reserved egg whites and add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar and beat till soft peaks form. Gradually add 6 tablespoons sugar, beating till stiff, glossy peaks form and all sugar is dissolved.

    Spread meringue over hot pie, sealing to the edges and bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until meringue is golden. Let cool before serving. Enjoy!

    Recipe copyright ©2000 by Emeril Lagasse

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: eggs, evaporated milk, cream of tartar

    Course: Dessert

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