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Fiddling around the kitchen with Charlie Daniels

Fiddling around the kitchen with Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels may be best known for playing a mean fiddle, but the country music legend and Wilmington native apparently knows a thing or two about dessert as well. A recipe in the 1982 cookbook “A Cook’s tour of the Azalea Coast ” attributes this recipe to the Country Music Hall of Fame inductee.

Aunt Dessie’s Lemon Pie

3 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
5 tablespoons cornstarch
Juice of 3 lemons
2 cups water, boiling
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 9-inch pie shell, baked
3 egg whites
6 tablespoons sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In top of double boiler, beat egg yolks. Combine 1 cup sugar and cornstarch. Add egg yolks. Gradually add lemon juice, water and salt. Cook until thick, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and add butter, Pout cooled filling into cooled pie shell,. Beat egg whites. Add 6 tablespoons sugar to egg whites and beat until stiff. Put on top of filling. Bake until brown. Yield: 6 servings.

 

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