Kumquat Pie

1 baked shell, I use Trader Joes which come frozen in two packs. They’re as good as the ones I make myself and don’t have any preservatives or chemicals.

3 tbs. butter

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup pureed kumquats, seeds removed

3 egg whites

3 yolks

1 and 1/2 cup water

1 tsp. lime juice

1 pinch salt

3 tbsp. cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Combine water, sugar, constarch and salt. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Boil for around 2 minuites until thickened. Remove from heat, add juice, kumquats and butter. Cool a little and pour in baked pie shell.

For the top of the pie: whip egg whites with a little sugar and the vanilla. I add the sugar and vanilla after a minute or two of whipping. Whip until peaks are easily formed, and they are glossy. Spatula onto the top of the pie, making pretty peaks and put in a 450 degree oven for 3 or 4 minutes until golden.


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