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 1 medium cantaloupe
 ¾ cup sugar1/2 cup if cantaloupe is extra sweet
 8 tbsp flour
 ¼ tsp salt
 3 egg yolks
 2 tbsp water
 1 tbsp butter
 1 baked pie shell
 3 egg whites
 6 tbsp sugar

1

Select a cantaloup of good quality. Cut ripe cantaloup in half, remove seeds, scoop out pulp with a spoon into a saucepan and place over medium heat until it comes to a gentle boil. As it heats you can mash pulp with a potato masher. If you prefer, liquify pulp in a blender before heating.

2

Mix sugar, flour, and salt together well, then add to heated cantaloup and stir until thickened. Do not cook cantaloup pulp too long before adding flour and sugar.

3

Beat egg yolks and add 2 tablespoons water. Add beaten yolks to cantaloup mixture and cook until thick and creamy. Remove from fire and add butter. Pour mixture into baked pie shell.

4

Beat 3 egg whites and 6 tablespoons sugar to make a meringue. Top pie with meringue and bake in 420-450 degree F. oven until delicately browned. May be served warm or cold.

Ingredients

 1 medium cantaloupe
 ¾ cup sugar1/2 cup if cantaloupe is extra sweet
 8 tbsp flour
 ¼ tsp salt
 3 egg yolks
 2 tbsp water
 1 tbsp butter
 1 baked pie shell
 3 egg whites
 6 tbsp sugar

Directions

1

Select a cantaloup of good quality. Cut ripe cantaloup in half, remove seeds, scoop out pulp with a spoon into a saucepan and place over medium heat until it comes to a gentle boil. As it heats you can mash pulp with a potato masher. If you prefer, liquify pulp in a blender before heating.

2

Mix sugar, flour, and salt together well, then add to heated cantaloup and stir until thickened. Do not cook cantaloup pulp too long before adding flour and sugar.

3

Beat egg yolks and add 2 tablespoons water. Add beaten yolks to cantaloup mixture and cook until thick and creamy. Remove from fire and add butter. Pour mixture into baked pie shell.

4

Beat 3 egg whites and 6 tablespoons sugar to make a meringue. Top pie with meringue and bake in 420-450 degree F. oven until delicately browned. May be served warm or cold.

Cantaloupe Pie

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