I was asked to bring a dessert to a potluck this week and decided to bring my husband’s grandmother’s recipe for Angel Pie. When I first met Alma she served me this pie and I thought it was amazing. When my husband and I got married my mother-in-law included this recipe in a collection of family recipes she gave me. I’ve been making this pie for almost 40 years! It’s easy to make and always a big hit. Since I am now getting ripe strawberries from our garden I decided to serve the Angel Pie with fresh strawberries. It’s been a while since I’ve made this pie, but it was a big hit.
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp cream of tartar
4 egg whites
1 cup sugar
½ tsp vanilla
½ pint heavy cream
Combine the salt and cream of tartar to the egg whites. Beat the egg whites until stiff. Beat in the sugar, adding just a spoonful at a time. Beat in the vanilla. Spread the mixture in a well-buttered 9” pie plate. Spread the mixture a little higher around the edges to create a rim. Bake for one hour at 275, or until the meringue is dry and firm to the touch but not browned. Let cool in the oven.
While the Angle Pie is cooking whip the heavy cream. When the pie is cool spread with the whipped cream.
I cored some strawberries and cut them in half to serve with the pie. Once you have a bite of this delicious Angel Pie you will understand the name! So light and delicious!
I love serving recipes that have been in the family for generations. Alma, my husband’s grandmother was such a good cook that after she passed away we made a cookbook of her recipes. It has been shared with many family members and is well loved in our kitchen! It’s always a good sign when everyone cleans their plate!
Do you have a favorite family recipe?