White Pie! A delicious, creamy pie topped with whipped topping. Perfect for a summer cookout or a holiday gathering!
Hi there, everyone! I am super excited to be blogging again. I'm sorry I have been absent. We are officially settled in Louisville and are starting to feel at home. Moving is such hard work! I hope we don't move again for a long time.
Since today is the official kickoff of summer I thought it would be great to share my favorite pie recipe with you. I love white pie and this recipe is the BEST! Like, sneak out of bed in the middle of the night just to quietly take a couple of bites without waking your husband good. AHEM! Not that I've ever done such a thing!
I know some people have never heard of white pie. It's definitely not as popular as apple, pumpkin or strawberry. However, once people try it they will love it and you for introducing such deliciousness into their life. This pie was one of the very first pies I ever made and it was a huge hit. I wasn't married at the time so I was still living in my mom's house and I remember my family loving it. I even made another one a couple of days later for my aunts and grandparents.
In this recipe you're supposed to let the flour/sugar mixture cool before adding to the egg mixture. It is very important that you let it completely cool; otherwise, it could cause the eggs to scramble and that does not make for a good texture in white pie.
White pie needs to chill for several hours before serving. It truly is best when it's served chilled.
I used this pie crust recipe to make the white pie.
I hope you all have a great Memorial Day and check back for more recipes. I've got some more great things coming up. Also, you can follow me on Facebook, Twitter,Instagram and Pinterest so you don't miss a recipe!
- 1 baked pie crust
- 2 cups milk I use whole milk
- 1 tablespoon margarine
- ½ cup cake flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 egg whites room temperature
- ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
- ¼ cup sugar
- Whipped topping- this can be homemade or store bought
- Chopped Nuts optional
- Make the filling by combining the milk, margarine, cake flour, sugar and vanilla in a medium saucepan and cook ingredients together over low heat until thickened; cool completely.
- Beat egg whites and cream of tartar on highest speed until stiff peaks form.
- Gradually add sugar while mixing.
- Fold egg whites into cooled filling.
- Pour into a baked 9 inch pie crust.
- Top with whipped topping (homemade or Cool Whip) and sprinkle with nuts, if desired.
- Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.
i have never heard of white pie either, but i love custard pies. this looks so good!
Thanks, Dina! I hope you try it sometime. 🙂
Allie | Baking a Moment
I have to admit, I have never heard of white pie, but it sounds fantastic! Thanks so much for cluing me in, lol! And congrats on your new home 😉
Thank you, Allie! You will have to make it sometime. It's delicious
I grew up in southern illinois, and we always had white pie at Christmas. My grandma was the pie Baker for the restaurant at the train depot in Marion. It was always a great treat. I'm passing on the tradition to my kids. [P.s. Good luck with your blog!]
I grew up in Southern Illinois and this was popular there. Burton’s Cafe in Whittington always had the pie in their pie case. Curious if your family is also from Southern Illinois. I’ve never seen it elsewhere.
Hi, Chase! Yes, I grew up in Mt.Vernon and have been to Burton’s Cafe before.
I’ve never heard of white pie until today, Feb 26 2022. Little Red Barn in Wayne City, Illinois……it was delicious!!! Might be my favorite pie now.
This is crazy to see all of the posts from Southern Illinois. My grandparents were from Sesser, Christopher and Benton area. Gram made this every Christmas. It was a mandatory staple. And when she walked out if the kitchen after dinner, holding that pie...didn't matter how many gifts had NOT been opened, everyone flocked to her forks in hand! I lost her recipe years ago and searched white pie using cake flour(Swansdown-per her adamant instructions). So happy I did! Thank you for posting!
Thanks for your comment, Cathi! I hope you enjoy the recipe.
So happy to hear about your family tradition with this recipe. I hope you continue to enjoy the pie. 🙂