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From 250 Superb Pies and Pastries, Culinary Arts Institute, 1941

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 ½ cup alphabet noodles
 1 cup cinnamon red hots
 1 cup pear juicedrained from canned pears
 1 cup water
 ½ tsp salt
 ¼ cup sugar
 7 tbsp corn starch
 2 eggswell-beaten
 2 cups syrup from boiled noodlesIf you don't have two cups, add extra water to make 2 cups
 1 cup cream or evaporated milk
 1 tbsp butter
 ½ cup unsweetened pineapple juice
 1 cup diced canned pears
 1 baked pie shell or graham cracker crust
 Whipped Cream Topping1 cup cream whipped with 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

1

Combine the first four ingredients and ¼ teaspoon of the salt and cook about 40 minutes or until noodles are tender. Drain and reserve cooking syrup for filling.

2

Sift sugar, cornstarch and remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt together; add eggs, reserved cooking syrup, and cream; cook slowly until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add butter, pineapple juice, pears and all but 2 tablespoons of the noodles.

3

Cool filling, then pour into pastry shell. Cover with whipped cream and decorate with reserved noodles.

Ingredients

 ½ cup alphabet noodles
 1 cup cinnamon red hots
 1 cup pear juicedrained from canned pears
 1 cup water
 ½ tsp salt
 ¼ cup sugar
 7 tbsp corn starch
 2 eggswell-beaten
 2 cups syrup from boiled noodlesIf you don't have two cups, add extra water to make 2 cups
 1 cup cream or evaporated milk
 1 tbsp butter
 ½ cup unsweetened pineapple juice
 1 cup diced canned pears
 1 baked pie shell or graham cracker crust
 Whipped Cream Topping1 cup cream whipped with 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Directions

1

Combine the first four ingredients and ¼ teaspoon of the salt and cook about 40 minutes or until noodles are tender. Drain and reserve cooking syrup for filling.

2

Sift sugar, cornstarch and remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt together; add eggs, reserved cooking syrup, and cream; cook slowly until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add butter, pineapple juice, pears and all but 2 tablespoons of the noodles.

3

Cool filling, then pour into pastry shell. Cover with whipped cream and decorate with reserved noodles.

Alphabet Pie

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