Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln loved lemon custard pie.

Today is the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the US of A. His favorite pie was Lemon Custard Pie (or was it Pecan?), which bears a striking resemblance to our Lemon Meringue Pie. If you want to try it out, here is the recipe from the Milwaukee Journal in 1913:

Abraham Lincoln’s Lemon Custard Pie

“Two-thirds of a cup of water, one teacup of sugar, the yolks of three or four eggs; grated rind and juice of one lemon; one tablespoonful of cornstarch; fill a pie shell and bake in a hot oven.
Beat up the whites of eggs separately to a stiff froth, mix in three tablespoonfuls of sugar and spread over pie. Bake to a nice brown.”

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