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Banana Creme Pie and Meringue

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2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon flour
3 cups milk
3 eggs -- separated
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3-4 sliced bananas


4 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar



Mix sugar, salt, cornstarch and flour. Gradually stir in milk. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Boil approximately one minute. Remove from heat. Gradually stir mixture into bowl containing egg yolks. Return mixture (now including egg yolks) to pan and boil one minute more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and blend in butter and vanilla. Cool and stir in bananas. Pour into graham cracker crust. Allow to cool.


Whip eggs until frothy. Add sugar mixed with salt and cream of tartar and beat until tall peaks form. Bake at 425 degrees until browned, approximately 10 minutes.

Marge Wethington

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