Thursday, March 10, 2011

Recipe: Macaroon Cream Pie with Marshmallow Meringue

Time for another vintage recipe from my Searchlight cookbook.  Regular readers know how much I like vintage recipes, and many Google hits are due to searches for specific vintage desserts.  I guess people are trying to find old favorites their aunts or grandma's used to make.

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Most people don't have access to really old recipes, so keep in mind that it could just be a recipe your mom made when you were a child.  It just needs to be vintage not antique, although antique recipes are welcome too.  Everyone is welcome to join in the fun.  Just add a comment with your link and I will add it to this post too.

I've tried several linking tools, and the most recent one deleted many of the links to our vintage recipes before sending the "warning e-mail."  Frustrating since those who were participating and I were trying to preserve these recipes for new generations.  So, let's do it the old-fashioned way without any third-party linking tools.

This week, I'm sharing a macaroon cream pie recipe and its accompanying marshmallow meringue recipe.  The pie recipe uses almond macaroons and is one of my favorites.

Macaroon Cream Pie Recipe
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs, well beaten
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup crushed almond macaroons
2 cups milk, scalded

Combine butter, sugar, salt, flour, and eggs.  Add milk slowly, stirring constantly.  Cook over hot water until thick and smooth.  Add vanilla and macaroons.  Stir until blended.  Pour into baked pastry shell.  Cover with marshmallow meringue.

Marshmallow Meringue Recipe
30 marshmallows
2 egg whites

Cut marshmallows in small pieces.  Fold into well-beaten egg whites.  Spread over pie.  Bake in slow oven (300 F.) 12 minutes.

Vintage Recipe Thursday is meant to preserve your own original vintage family recipes, or out-of-print, copyright-free recipes from old cookbooks, magazines, newspapers or postcards.

You're invited! Get the details by clicking to the Vintage Recipe Thursday Homepage.

I post recipes from the Household Searchlight Recipe Book, first published in 1931. My 16th printing is from 1943.  What will you post?


  1. Glad to see Vintage recipes is back! When I visited my grandmother in January, she gave me a vintage cookbook that is really interesting. It has recipes for all the various holidays throughout the year, along with historical information. There are even recipes for the smaller holidays like President's day. It's from 1969 and is called The Year Round Holiday Cookbook.

  2. Hi Lisa,
    How wonderful. It's so nice that it includes historical information and even has recipes for the small holidays. I'm looking forward to your posts. Thank your Grandma. :-)


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