DEAR MELBA: While my brother-in-law was living, he said he liked Butterscotch Pie. I tried many recipes for him. When I served him this one, he said, “This is it. It's the best.” Note that I buy large eggs.
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
4 egg yolks, use large eggs
6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 baked pie shell
In large saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in the milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, continue stirring and cook until thick and smooth.
In large bowl, whisk egg yolks, gradually adding 1-cup of the hot mixture. Return to custard mixture and continue cooking one minute. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Cool before pouring into baked pie shell.
Top with meringue or whipped cream.
JO DUDLEY, Marlow
DEAR MELBA: I would love to share one of my favorite quotes: You can't kill a Christian. You can only change his address.
CAROL JACKSON, N.C.
DEAR MELBA: Displayed at our church recently was this sign:
2 trust Jesus is
2 be God's child
4 ever and ever.
OKLAHOMA CITY READER
DEAR MELBA: You asked for strange words: There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger. Neither is there apple nor pine in pineapple. And you pare a pair of pears.
FAITHFUL READER, Oklahoma City
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