Thursday, December 22, 2011

YUMMY CHRISTMAS PIE

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 tsp salt

Stir the above ingredients together in a medium saucepan.  Gradually stir in:

1 3/4 cups milk

Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat while stirring constantly.  Cook for 1 minute.

Remove pan from the heat and place in a pan of cold water.  Cool until the mixture mounds when dropped from a spoon.  Stir in the following:

3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract

3 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

Beat the egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar together in a mixer bowl, using electric mixer, until stiff peaks form.  Fold the egg whites into the cooled mixture.  Stir in:

1 cup flaked coconut
2 cups whipped topping

Pour the filling into a 9-inch prebaked pie shell.  Chill pie until serving time.

1/2 cup flaked coconut
drops of green food coloring
red maraschino cherries

Tint the coconut with the green food coloring.  Sprinkle around the outer edges of the pie.  Garnish with the red cherries.

Yield: 8 servings

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