(given by owner Buddy Gauthier)
- 1 1⁄3 cups sugar
- 1 1⁄4 cups whole milk (plus 3 Tbsp., set aside)
- 2 tablespoons margarine
- 1⁄3 cup cornstarch
- 4 whole eggs
- 1-2 drops of red food coloring
Mix sugar, 1 1⁄4 cups milk, and margarine until sugar dissolves. Mix cornstarch in separate bowl with 3 Tbsp. milk. Add cornstarch/milk mixture to the sugar, milk, and margarine. Cook in a double boiler for 8-10 min., stirring constantly. Add eggs. Cook 2-4 min., stirring constantly. Put cooked filling in a bowl, and beat out lumps with mixer. Add red food coloring. Let cool 30 min. on counter and 2 hrs. in refrigerator.
Diner Secret: Spread glaze in piecrust; top with strawberries.