If a recipe says "untested"...

We want to post scans of all the original recipes so everyone in our family can enjoy them even if we haven't gotten around to testing each one in our modern kitchen. As we test each recipe, we will add our notes and photos to the recipes we do test and remove the note "untested" in the title. If you make one of the untested recipes, take a photo of the finished product and send us a note to let us know of your experience so we may include those in the recipes as well.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Butterscotch pie filling (untested)

This recipe is written in fountain pen. In the upper right corner are the initials "M.H.", so the handwriting may belong to Grammy's paternal aunt Maggie Munce Hansen. I found another copy of this recipe written in Grammy's early handwriting (below).

Although the original title of the recipe says "pie", it appears that this recipe is for a "no bake" pie filling. No instructions for the pie crust are provided. I don't know if it is supposed to be put into a graham cracker pie crust or pre-baked pie shell. Until we test this recipe, we won't know for certain unless someone in the family remembers eating this recipe years ago.

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup canned milk [probably unsweetened evaporated milk]
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 eggs, well-beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

  1. Cream butter and sugar
  2. Add flour, milk, water and well-beaten eggs
  3. Put in double boiler and cook until thick
  4. Add vanilla
  5. Cool

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