Jeff Davis Pie
2 cups granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix all ingredients together well.
Pour into unbaked pie shell & bake in a slow oven-325 degrees
for about45 minutes, until set.
Top with meringue & bake until brown
This is an old Missouri recipe that my grandmother's used to make, and later my Mom.
Somehow it slipped right over my head as a little girl growing up in central Missouri that our family had Southern roots. I had no idea who Jeff Davis was...it was just a pie!
Do you know who he was?
I've found the story of the pie on the Internet.
Supposedly the pie was made for a dinner party by a slave girl. When asked the name of the pie, she said "Jeff Davis", out of respect to her master who was a supporter of Mr. Davis.
All references say this was a "Missouri" recipe...which makes me wonder where in Missouri it came from and how did my grandmothers end up with the recipe.
I think I'll go buy some cream and bake Bob a pie!
Guess I'm a little more Southern than I thought.