For Two Pies
Boil one quart of milk with one-half pound of sugar (one cup), stir into this quickly, while boiling, four tablespoonfuls of corn starch, mixed with two or three eggs and one teaspoonful of any extract; a little butter may be added; you may also use grated lemon or orange peel, or two ounces of chocolate as required. Line a flat pie dish with American puff paste, dust well with cracker dust or flour, press another same size pie dish on top of the paste and set in the oven; when about half done take top dish off and bake until done; pour in cream and set away to cool.
Beat only the whites of three eggs to a stiff froth; mix into it, light, one small cup of sifted powdered sugar; spread this over the cream and dust with a little sugar; brown in oven about three minutes.
Skin say six ripe peaches, cut them up into thin slices, mix with one cup of powdered sugar and divide on twelve deep saucers; then cover over with meringue, same as for cream meringue pie. If you have a canvas bag and tube you can ornament a little on top. Any other fresh fruit except berries can be used the same way.