White Christmas Pie Recipe Plus

January 13, 2011


Ready to serve!

I had never heard of anyone else making this pie, but when I looked online to see if I could find it, there were lots of sites with the recipe.  And they were identical to the one I had.  I believe one was a Betty Crocker reference, so that may have been where my mother got it.  She almost always saved (and then tried) the recipes that came in the 5 pound bags of Gold Medal flour–(remember those?)

I read on one online site that it is an Amish tradition to serve this pie on Thanksgiving Day, in hopes that it would “bring” them a white Christmas.  Not so sure about that.  But one thing is certain.  If you have this pie, you won’t care if you have a white Christmas or not.

The recipe:  White Christmas Pie

            Note:  You’ll need one baked pie crust for this recipe.

Step 1:  Mix in saucepan 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour, 1 envelope unflavored gelatin and 1/2 tsp salt.  Gradually stir in 1 3/4 milk.  Cook over medium heat till boiling.  Boil and stir 1 minute.  Remove from stove and let cool.   Add 1 tsp pure vanilla and 3/4 tsp almond extracts and 1 cup coconut when cool.

Step 2:  While the above mixture is cooling, beat 3 egg whites, 1/4 tsp cream of tartar and 1/2 cup sugar till stiff peaks form.  Set aside.

Step 3:  Also during the cooling period, beat 1/2 cup whipping cream till it is stiff.   Set aside.

Step 4:  Transfer the cooled mixture into a very large bowl.  (Yes, you now have bowls all over the place.  Sorry.)  Carefully add the beaten egg whites and the whipped cream.  Fold together. 

Step 5:  Spoon the folded, fluffy pudding base-egg white-whipped cream mixture into a baked pie crust.  Sprinkle with coconut and chill for several hours. 

Step 6:  Serve!



  1. Rogue says:

    I grew up with this during the Holidays – it is indeed an old Betty Crocker recipe, and it is absolutely one of my favorite treats! Mom always served it with crushed strawberries on top – it looks absolutely gorgeous and tastes FANTASTIC! *drools*

  2. Donna says:

    My grandmother and mother always put red and green candied cherries on top for decoration.

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