Many of my friends have never heard of, or tasted, Flapper Pie. Have you? Is it an old family favourite or brand new to you? Traditionally, Flapper Pie is a custard pie made with a graham cracker crumb crust and topped with meringue. I was unable to track down the origins of the name, but I know it is an old Prairie recipe.
In Aldersyde, the small Alberta town I grew up in, all of my friend’s moms made their own version of Flapper Pie. My mom often made it while I was growing up because we always had lots of milk and eggs and this pie uses both. With a crumb crust it is both quick and easy.
I had not made Flapper Pie for years when I discovered my mom’s recipe in my recipe box. My husband loves it and if my kids were home I think they would too! The only issue with making pie for the two of us is the temptation to eat the whole thing! It’s a good thing my co-workers also have a sweet tooth – the rest of this pie made it to the office for a Friday morning treat.