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I would like to dedicate this homepage to all the many friends I have had the honor to meet since getting online January 1998. 

I would like this page to reflect love and warmth and good will. 


I would like to invite all of you to visit here often and have a sip of tea or a cup of coffee and perhaps a piece of one of your favorite pies. Pies are my favorite thing to bake. Some of the recipes here are very old. Some date back over 100 years and were passed on to me by family and friends.

I have created many of my own pies that have become a tradition in my home for over 46 years.
I also will always bake pies for friends to take to a Church dinner or some charity affair when asked to do so.

It is my pleasure to bake for you anytime~~~



This is my favorite pie crust. Perhaps you have a favorite you prefer. The refrigerated crusts today are also a good choice. I prefer to make mine quite thin and flaky.
You may adjust this recipe to get the best results for you.
                                               ~Pie Crust~ 2 cups all-purpose flour Pinch of Salt 2/3 cup solid Crisco about 1/2 cup of ice water Mix flour and salt in a medium mixing bowl(I use a steel one). Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until it becomes small beads . Mixture will have various size particles.
Pour most of the ice water into flour, but switch to using a fork for finishing the dough. You may find you need all the water. The dough should go into a ball and release from the bowl. This recipe makes 2 crusts. Divide the dough into two equal parts and flour your work surface and also the rolling pin and roll out dough to fit the size tin you are using....





Granny's Fudge Pie!! 1 -1/2 cups sugar 1/2 stick margarine(not spread) 2-Whole eggs 3 Tablespoons Cocoa 2 tsps vanilla(pure is better) 1 small can evaporated milk Pre-heat oven~400
Mix this pie by hand--put sugar, margarine and eggs in bowl first and then add other ingredients. Pour into an unbaked pie shell. Start pie on 400 for 10 minutes and then lower to 350 for about 30 minutes more.



~Egg Custard Pie~ Recipe makes 2 pies! Pre-heat oven~325 Use 2 UNBAKED pie shells 5 eggs 1 quart of milk 1 tsp. nutmeg 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 tsps. pure vanilla 1 Tablespoon flour
Beat eggs and add sugar and mix thoroughly. Add milk, vanilla, nutmeg and flour and blend well. Pour into 2 unbaked pie shells. Bake at 325 for 30~40 minutes or until custard has set. This was my Grandmothers recipe and I think it is the best real custard pie I have ever tasted.Hope you enjoy it...





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French Apple Pie
Pre-heat oven 450
You need 1 unbaked pie shell
Peel and slice enough tart apples to fill an unbaked pie shell.
Sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar over the apples. You can also sprinkle some cinnamon over the apples if you like.
For the top of pie, whip up 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter, and 1/2 cup flour. Whip until mixture looks like whipped cream.
Spread over apples.
Start baking at 450 for 10 minutes and reduce the oven to 350 until your apples test done.
Note:
Please use only butter or real margarine in this pie or any other one of my pies. The margarine "spread" just doesn't hold up in baking...


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This pye dates back to circa 1899 and pye was often spelled in this manner.
Gran's Lemon Pye

Pre-heat oven 350 Need 1 unbaked pye shell Mix 1 heaping Tablespoon of flour or (slightly less if you prefer cornstarch) with 3/4 cup sugar and scant 1/4 tsp. salt. Add the well beaten yolks of 3 eggs and the white of one of them and the grated rind of half a large lemon and the juice from the whole lemon. And add 1 1/2 cups of water. When mixed, pour into your pye shell and bake in a moderate 350 oven. When pye appears set enough and crust browned some, remove from oven and let it cool for a bit.

Meringue


Beat whites of the 2 eggs with 1/2 cup of powdered sugar until very stiff. Pile it roughly on pie, making sure it touches pye crust all the way around pye. This will keep meringue from shrinking. Place in a moderate oven until it's color slightly browns. (just on the tips)

~~PECAN PIE~~ This is a quick and easy preparation pie.

Pre-Heat Oven--300 1 cup light corn syrup 3 eggs 1/2 cup regular sugar 1 Tablespoon butter 2 cups pecans 2 tsps. vanilla 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust 3 Tablespoons brown sugar Beat eggs----- Mix together syrup, white sugar,butter, pecans and eggs. Stir in vanilla. Mix all well. Pour into unbaked crust. Sprinkle the brown sugar around the outside edge of filling. Bake at 300 for 1 hour. Should the crust seem to be getting too brown, place some aluminum foil around just the crust.


~~~PeanutButter PIE~~~

3 ozs. cream cheese 1 cup powdered sugar 1/3 cup peanut butter 2 tsps. vanilla 1 large carton Cool Whip 1 baked pie shell or any graham crust! Mix together first 3 ingredients and add vanilla and cool whip. Pour into baked pie shell and chill for at least 1 hour.
~~Chocolate-BananaCreme-Pie~~
No Baking!
1 chocolate graham crust 1 (4 oz.) pkg. instant vanilla pudding 1 (1-1/2 oz,) envelope whipped topping mix 1 1/2 cups of cold milk 1 tsp. vanilla 2 medium bananas(sliced) Nutmeg(optional) Combine pudding mix, whipped topping dry mix, milk and vanilla on low speed of electric mixer until blended. Increase speed and beat until very thick, about 3 minutes. Pour 1/2 of the pudding into the crust. Layer pieces of sliced bananas over the pudding. Top with remaining pudding. Sprinkle with nutmeg(optional)


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