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Flapper Pie

My Cherished Canadian Recipe: Flapper Pie

A Prairie Classic Pie
Course Dessert
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword Retro Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Servings



  • 1 1/4 cups graham crackers
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • dash of cinnamon


  • 2 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Meringue Topping:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar



  • Mix all the ingredients together and press into a 10 inch pie plate. Reserve 2 tbsp of the graham crust mixer to use later.
  • Place in the refrigerator until ready to fill.

For the filling:

  • Combine the filling ingredients in a saucepan and cook on a medium heat until it boils and thickens, making sure to stir constantly. Continue to mix for 2-3 more minutes until mixture is very thick. You may need to add more cornstarch.
  • Or you can use the microwave instructions listed above.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • *Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

For the Meringue:

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat all the meringue ingredients together until they form stiff peaks.

To Assemble:

  • Pour the cooled filling into the crust and top with the meringue.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the crumbs on the top and bake in a 350 degree oven.
  • Bake until the meringue browns slightly, around 10 minutes but watch it carefully.
  • Cool in the fridge and eat the same day.