This was my favorite pie growing up. My grandmother made it – anytime I asked. And I wonder why I’m so fluffy. Ha! When I grew up and had kids, I made it for them. Turns out it became their favorite pie, too. It’s still a family favorite. And so easy!
You’ll need an unbaked pie shell. I use the store bought kind. They’re better than any I can make.
1-1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup (one stick) butter
1 Tablespoon cornmeal
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix all ingredients. Beat slightly (that’s important). It will have a slightly lumpy texture. Pour into the unbaked pie shell and bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes until inserted toothpick comes out clean. I usually bake it a bit longer than 45 minutes.
What could be easier than that? And yes, the crust should crack. It rises as it’s cooking, then falls when it’s cooling.