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Vinegar Pies and more

Vinegar Pies and more came about from the time when my mom would make pies.

I remember when my Mom made pies. She used to use Lard, it came in a one pound box. She would cut it up with a knife and viola pies were made.

She made many apple, rhubarb & strawberry and lemon meringue pies.

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There was an antique store that recently closed, there was a box full of books..I found a pie recipe book. It looked like one of the ones my Mom used to use. Over 250 Superb Pies and Pastries. What do you do with left over party and not enough to make a pie?

They were called Pastry rolls, like cinnamon rolls. This recipe says to spread with jelly sprinkle with nuts and roll up. When I make mine I like rolling them up with butter, brown sugar, nuts and lots of cinnamon. Bake at a hot oven 450 degrees for 15 minutes.

Do you remember Date Tarts? I don’t here’s a recipe

2 cups pitted dates
1 cup of cold water
2 Tablespoons orange juice
8 baked tart shells

Combine dates and water cook until you have a think paste. Remove from eat, add orange juice, cool. Fill tart shells with date mixture and cover with whipped cream. This recipe sounds like Date Squares, you would spread it on an oatmeal base and sprinkle on the remaining mixture..I LOVE DATE SQUARES!!. I’ll have to make some soon.

Fluff Pies anyone?

This is the basic Fluff recipe you can switch out the lemon to make a lime or chocolate pie.
6 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
41/2 Tablespoons lemon juice
Grate lemon rind
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 egg whites
1 baked Pastry shell

Beat egg yolks until think; add sugar, lemon juice, rind and salt. Mix well and cook in a double boiler until it coats the spoon. Cool. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into the lemon mixture. Pour into the pastry shell, cover with meringue.

If you want to use chocolate omit the lemon juice and use 2 ounces chocolate squares. Melt the chocolate with 4 Tablespoons milk once you are cooking this mixture add the egg yolks. Bake at 350 degrees 20-25 minutes. When the pie is cool add the meringue.

How about Vinegar Pie?

2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 Tablespoons vinegar
1 cup water
1/2 plain pastry

Cream butter and sugar. Add dry ingredients, egg, vinegar and water. Cook on top of a double boiler until thickened, stirring constantly. Line a pie pan with pastry, bake in moderate over 350 F degrees for 3 minutes, then pour in filling and continue baking until crust is brown. Makes 1 8″ pie.

I hope you enjoyed taking a look at pies that were made in the 1940’s

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