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Barbara Fritchie Pie (a good old "chess" pie)

1 crust for a 9" pie
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. heavy cream or evaporated milk
2 egg yolks, beaten
2 TB butter
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. vanilla extract
2 egg whites, beaten to stiff peaks
nutmeg, to taste

Line pie pan with crust. Cook sugars, cream, yolks and butter in the top of a double boiler until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add vanilla & salt. Fold in egg whites. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 425 F for 10 minutes, then reduce temperature to 300 F and bake for 45 mintues more, or unitl a knife inserted in center comes out clean. serve chilled.