Monday, February 19, 2007

Pie Recipes #224 - Crazy Granny's Blackberry Pie

Thanks again to Linda from Alabama for sending in this pie recipe. :) Not sure if her GRANNY was crazy, or the pie matter, it sounds great!

1 unbaked pie crust
4 cups fresh blackberries, washed and drained
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
3/4 cup sugar
4 TBSP self-rising flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the crust and place in the pie
plate. Pour in berries. Mix sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt in a
bowl. Pour in cream; mix well with a spoon (don't use mixer!). Pour
over berries. Bake at 350 degrees until the center is set, about 1
hour. Cool before serving; best served after being refrigerated. Can
be slightly reheated if you want it to melt the ice cream you put on

NOTE:I used 1 cup of whipping cream and 1/2 cup of skim milk in the
recipe and it worked beautifully. Crazy Granny said to cook for 35-
45 minutes, but both times I made it, it actually took closer to 1
hour and 15 minutes. This is a lovely pie to look at, as well as
scrumptious to eat :). A nice make-ahead dessert for a company
dinner. Enjoy.

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Pie Recipes #223 - Grandma's Raisin Pie Recipe

Submitted by Linda, in Alabama

3/4 c. sugar
1T cornstarch
1/4 t. salt
1 c. water
1/2 c.dark corn syrup
1 1/2 c. raisins
1 T. lemon juice
2 t. margarine
pastry for a double-crust pie ( 9 inches )
cool whip (optional )

In a sauce pan, combine sugar, cornstarchand salt.Stir in water,
corn syrup and raisins. Cook and stir until bubbly; cook and
stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice and
margarine. Pour into pastry. ( filling willbe thin. ) Cover with
top crust; seal and flute edges. Cut slitsin the top. Bake at
425 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 375 degrees;
bake 30 minutes more or until crust is golden. Serve with cool
whip if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Pie Recipes #222 - Vanilla Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Pie Recipe #222
Vanilla Pumpkin Pie Recipe
What Makes it Special: The addition of some vanilla to the pumpkin filling

1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
2 eggs
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, flour, salt vanilla and cinnamon. Pour filling into pie shell.
Bake for 20 minutes at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) then turn oven temperature down to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking 40 more minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

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Pie Recipes #221 - Crazy Crust Apple Pie Recipe (makes it's own crust!)

Pie Recipe #221
Why It's Special: Because there's no need to fuss with pastry! This pie bakes and creates it's own crust while it does so. Fantastic!

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
2/3 cup shortening
1 egg
1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix well, then add water, shortening, and egg. Mix on low speed until ingredients are combined, then beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Spread into pie pan.
In a medium bowl mix together pie filling, lemon juice, and apple pie spice. Spread over crust; do not stir.
Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, until crust is browned.

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Sunday, February 04, 2007

Pie Recipes #220 - Lemon Custard Pie - Old Fashioned Pie Recipes

Lemon Custard Pie
Submitted by Dorina

Cook:60 Min

1 cup all-purpose white flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, preferably canola oil
3 lemons
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3 large egg whites
powdered sugar, for dusting

To make crust: Lightly oil a 9-inch pie plate or coat with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together flour, sugar and salt. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter, swirling it in the pan for about 30 seconds, until light brown. Pour into a small bowl and let cool. Stir in oil. Using a fork, slowly stir the butter-oil mixture into the flour until the mixture is crumbly. Gradually stir in enough ice water (1 to 2 Tablespoons) so that the dough will hold together. Press the dough into a flattened disk.Place two 14-inch sheets of plastic wrap overlapping by 2 inches on the work surface. Place pastry in the center and cover with two more overlapping sheets of plastic wrap. With a rolling pin, roll the dough into a circle about 12 inches in diameter. Remove the top sheets and invert the dough over the prepared pie plate. Carefully peel away the remaining plastic wrap. Fold the edges under at the rim and crimp. Chill the pastry while you prepare the filling.

To make filling: Place oven rack in lowest position; preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grate zest from lemons into a medium-sized saucepan; set aside. With a sharp knife, remove the white pith from the lemons and discard. Working over the saucepan to catch the juice, cut the lemon segments from their surrounding membranes, letting them drop into the saucepan. Squeeze any remaining juice from the membranes into the saucepan. Stir in sugar and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the eggs and egg whites. Slowly whisk the hot lemon-sugar mixture into the eggs.

Pour into the pie shell and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the filling is set and light golden on top. Let cool on a rack. Before serving, dust with confectioner's sugar .

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Friday, February 02, 2007

Pie Recipes #219 - 1920's Sugar Pie Recipe

1920's Sugar Pie Recipe
Submitted by Jeannie V.

This is an old recipe from the 20's.

1 9-inch unbaked pie shell
Combine and mix well
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups light cream (half-n-half)
1 teaspoon lemon extract
Pour into pie shell and bake at 375 F. until golden brown.
(Test as for custard or pumpkin pie, inserting knife in
center and if it comes out clean, it is done)

(I test by shaking pie slightly and if the center does not
move, it is done)

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Pie Recipes #218 - Triple Layer Mud Pie Recipe

Triple Layer Mud Pie
Submitted by Jeannie V.

• 2 (1-oz.) squares semi-sweet baking chocolate
• 1/4 c. sweetened condensed milk
• 1 (9-in.) premade chocolate-cookie-crumb pie crust
• 2 c. cold milk
• 2 (4-serving size) pkg. chocolate instant pudding mix
• 1 (8 oz.) tub frozen whipped topping , thawed, divided
Melt baking chocolate in small saucepan; remove from
heat. Add condensed milk and stir until smooth. Pour
mixture into the crust and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Pour milk into large bowl. Add pudding mixes and beat
with a wire whisk until smooth (mixture will be
thick). Spread 1 1/2 cups of pudding in crust.
Immediately stir half of the whipped topping into
remaining pudding. Spread over crust. Top with
remaining whipped topping. Refrigerate 3 hours.

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Pie Baking Tips - How to Get Crusts to Seal Together Properly

Here's a handy pie baking tip to make sure your pie crusts seal together, so that all the delicious filling doesn't bubble out during baking:

When making a two-crust pie, I brush a little water around the edge of my bottom crust before putting on the top crust. This creates a good seal once the two are crimped together--I never have any filling bubbling out between the crusts, ruining my pie's appearance.

Original tip by: Vistola
Submitted to the Pie Recipes blog by: Jeannie

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Pie Recipes #217 - Hershey Bar Chocolate Cream Pie

Hershey Bar Chocolate Cream Pie
~Submitted by Paula, who wrote these comments:
"This is one of those super fast and easy "don't have time for whipping up dessert" pies. "

2 boxes jell-o instant chocolate pudding
1 cup cold milk
1 large container (16 oz) vanilla cool whip (save out about 1/2 cup)
1 large Hershey's chocolate bar
1 graham cracker crust (plain or chocolate, your choice)

Mix both boxes of pudding mix with the milk. Fold in the cool whip. Spread into crust. Top with dollops of cool whip around edge and chocolate shavings in center. Best if chilled for about 1 hour, but can be eaten right away.

Looks fantastic and is sooooo good.

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