California Date Pie

Preparation info

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Appears in

Farm Journal's Complete Pie Cookbook

Farm Journal's Complete Pie Cookbook

By Nell B. Nichols

Published 1965

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For a really rich version, omit the meringue and spoon on whipped cream with a little Date Butter added


  • Unbaked 9" pie shell
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • c. Date Butter
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 2 c. milk
  • Meringue (3 egg whites)


  • Beat egg yolks, add Date Butter, beating until well blended.
  • Stir in lemon peel and milk.
  • Pour into pie shell. Bake in hot oven (400°F.) 15 minutes; reduce temperature to 350°F. and bake 25 minutes, or until set.
  • Spoon meringue over pie (see Perfect Meringue for Topping Pies).
  • Bake in moderate oven (350°F.) 12 to 15 minutes.