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Vinegar Pie

Vinegar Pie will surprise you! When I discovered this pie, I couldn’t wait to give it a try. What is the pie called, ‘Vinegar Pie’. Yep. You heard right. Vinegar. This pie is another of the “Desperation Pie Era”, basically around the 1930’s. I researched dozens of recipes. You can categorize the recipes for Vinegar […] Read More

Buttermilk Pie Recipe with Fruit Compote

Buttermilk Pie in Desperation! Buttermilk pie, vinegar pie, mock apple pie—where the filling of these pies, rather than being composed of seasonal fruit, is made of mashed up and seasoned crackers—are known as “desperation”, or “make-do” pies. Later on, I discovered these pies were also called “Depression Era Desserts” of the 1930s. These pies were […] Read More

Coconut Custard Pie with Almond Flour

Pie Failure or Not? This chess pie version was a total failure until the next day. I’ll explain this later. Most chess pies add a little cornmeal to the filling. Instead of that, I added almond flour not a little.     Chess Pie History This unusual pie has many possible origins. Some think it […] Read More

Bacon Apple Pie Recipe

Bacon Lattice and Crumble Top Apple Pear Pie with Mandarin Orange Glaze It’s BACON! Once again, a recipe that proves bacon goes with anything! I wasn’t sure if I would like this, but it turned out great! Definitely for people who like the salty-sweet flavor combination. I made my own crust and pie filling and […] Read More

Citrus Sweet Potato Pie with Pizzazz

Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Pie What’s the big deal? They’re both basically the same thing, a custard with cooked, pureed flesh with similar spices of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove, and/or mace. But that’s only a theoretical description. Pumpkin pie and sweet potato pie are similar in appearance, texture, and flavor, but that doesn’t mean people […] Read More

Polly’s Pies Restaurant

On my trip to Riverside in Southern California I made a special trip to visit a pie dinner called Polly’s Pies. The video is my documentary on their pies. Polly’s Pies History In 1968 the first Polly’s was opened in Fullerton California. The name Polly was chosen, in part, because the front doors of the […] Read More

Lake County Fair 2017 Pie Show

Christopher Kimball No Fuss Pie Crust So how do you create a dough that’s easy to work with and does not shrink when you bake it but turns out tender and flaky. And! Now! After four decades in development, a new method has appeared to make pie making easy. We need to suspend the water […] Read More

Sunflower Seed Pie – Unique Pie

What! Sunflower Seeds This Sunflower Seed Pie is so wonderfully delicious that any candy-loving kid would love to eat. However, it’s fit and healthy enough for the health conscience parent. This pie is the invention of two of my closest family members in mind. One said she can’t eat process sugar and the other is gluten […] Read More

Bang! Bang! Mexican French Silk Pie

Since their recipe is not published, I mastermind a mocked version from watching their video of them making their silk pie. I bet it’s spot on. Just be prepared to buy some Tequila Cream Liqueur $$$. The french silk pie is Chicago’s Bang Bang Pie Shop latest dessert. In the video about Bang Bang’s pie, they mention […] Read More