Skeeter’s Restaurant was located in Jackson Tennessee and for over 35 years,they served some of the best food you’d ever imagine.They are a landmark whose nostalgia will take you to another time. The caramel pie that “Mrs. Skeeter”, Eva Alexander, made is one of the best on the planet.For many years it was a closely guarded secret recipe known only to the creator, Mrs. Alexander, and her mother. Now you too can make one of the classics. If you like caramel, baby this is for you!
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 heaping tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 stick butter or margarine
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 26 Kraft caramels
Melt caramels and butter on very low heat until mixture gets a little darker than the color of caramels. Beat egg yolks and 1/4 cup of milk until foamy.
Add sugar and corn starch, beat well. Next add 3/4 cup milk and the caramel mixture, beat all of this until smooth. Add remaining milk and vanilla.
Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thick and creamy. Cool and place in baked pie shell. Top with meringue.