Saturday, August 13, 2016

A Family Favorite: Vanilla Cake Pie

This recipe comes from my paternal grandparents' home church, St. John's United Church of Christ in Bluffton, OH. The recipe in the Ladies' Auxiliary cookbook is listed as from my great-grandmother, Della (Bushong) Clark, but my father says he only remembers Grandpa Crites making it, especially at family gatherings.

Vanilla Cake Pie
(Serves 6)

1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp oleo (margarine)
2 eggs, separated
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 Tbsp cold water
1 cup milk

Beat egg whites until stiff. Set aside.  Combine egg yolks with other ingredients.  Fold in egg whites.  Pour into unbaked pie shell (9 inch).  Bake at 350 degrees approximately 30 minutes or until firm.