"This makes an unusual pie--a conversation piece as well as tasting very delicious." — gerkatdu
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butter flavored extract
cream of tartar
1 (9 inch)
pie crust, baked
This recipe was great, I didn't tell my husband what kind of pie it was and had him guess, he thought it was banana! I added a couple dashes of ground cloves and a dash of ground nutmeg, and followed the suggestion to use cornstarch to thicken the filling-(Dissolve the cornstarch in small amount of water then add to filling while on stove)My cantaloupe was very ripe(had dents on the skin) so I suggest you use a little less sugar if your's is also and less sugar on the merengue as well. Let the filling thicken on stove considerably before you place in the baked pie crust. After the pie cooled I refridgerated it then served it chilled.
The pie works okay, I just really didn't like it. I don't think cantaloupe lends itself well to this use. The pie will get eaten, but I won't make it again.
This is best when the cantaloupe is a little too ripe. A friend of mine calls it Rotten Pie because I told him that I use cantaloupes that are too ripe to slice and would normally be thrown away! It's also good without the meringue since it's so sweet. I've done it both ways.
This was the first pie that I have ever made. I was looking for something different, and this was great! It sounds a little odd to use cantaloupe in a pie like this, but everyone loved it and begged for the recipe!
My Mother in Law was making this 50+ years ago without the pie crust. She couldn't remember the recipe so I found it here. This is the most Awesome Pie Ever. I do leave out the butter extract, but only because I didn't have any. And I don't use a pie crust. This is as close to hers as I have found. Be sure to use a great tasting Ripe cantaloupe. Just Awesome!!!
My husband just had some dental work done so I just made the filling. This is a really great pudding!! I didn't have butter extract so I used vanilla instead. It turned out fantastic. This would be a great way to get young children who think they don't like cantaloupe to try it. I think it would change their mind.
I would give it 4.5 if I could. I omitted the sugar because I used a sweet melon and used 1 tsp cornstarch to add to thickness. I also used 2 tsp amaretto instead of butter extract. It is good. I agree with Marie C. that I will happily make it again if I have extra melon, but won't go out of my way to buy melon to make it.
This was good but it is very unusual. It would not be my first choice of pies to make but if I had extra melon I would make it again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cantaloupe Pie I
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 76
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