Graham Cracker Pie

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 88mg
  • Calories: 368
  • Calories from fat: 0%
  • Carbohydrate: 48g
  • Cholesterol: 116mg
  • Fat: 17g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Protein: 6mg
  • Saturated fat: 9g
  • Sodium: 180mg

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
  • 1 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 eggs, separated and yolks slightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Mix the graham cracker crumbs, butter, and ½ cup of the sugar in a bowl. Set aside ½ cup of the graham cracker mixture. Add the remaining mixture to a deep pie plate or pan and press into place using the back of a large spoon. Bake the crust for 6 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. Heat 1¾ cups of the milk in a medium
  2. saucepan until just boiling; lower heat to medium. In a small bowl, mix another ½ cup of the sugar with the cornstarch and the remaining milk. Gradually whisk the mixture into the hot milk and cook until creamy, about 2 minutes. Stir a small amount of the hot milk mixture into the egg yolks; add this back into the mixture. Stir constantly for 1 to 2 minutes or until the custard has thickened. Remove from heat and let cool. While the custard is cooling, beat the egg whites with 1 tablespoon sugar until stiff. Stir the vanilla into the cooled custard and pour into the graham cracker pie shell. Gently spread the egg-white mixture over the top of the custard. Sprinkle with the remaining graham cracker mixture and place in a 400° F oven for 2 minutes or until the meringue is slightly browned. Chill at least 4 hours before serving.
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