This pie is called “Jefferson Davis Pie.” For those of you who don’t remember 8th grade history he was the Confederate president. Yes, they had one. Now, I love Southern cooking. Have you seen the ingredients I cook with? But, I’m about as big a Yank as you can be. So, I’ve renamed my pie. It is now “The Yeller-Bellied Yank Pie” and it is delicious. Though I can’t promise that this pie will not give you the sudden urge to wear a big hat, mix a mint julep, and watch the ponies run.
Note: I have a monster 9 ½ in pie pan that is a deep-dish. If I didn’t have such an enormous pie pan this would probably make 2 pies.
Jefferson Davis Pie (aka Yeller-Bellied Yank Pie)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, mix white sugar, brown sugar, and flour. Add butter, cream, eggs and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Pour into unbaked pie shell.
Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking for 45 to 50 minutes.