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French Chocolate Pie

Cream 1/2 cup butter with 3/4
cups sugar.  Stir in 2 squares
cooled melted Baker's
unsweetened chocolate.

Add 2 eggs, one at a time, beating
at high speed 5 minutes, after each

Fold in 2 cups thawed Cool Whip.

Pour into a cooled baked 9" pie
shell.  Chill until firm - about 2
hours or freeze.
Moc Apple Pie
From Mrs. Lillian McGee

(Make Pastry For Two Crusts, 9-inch)
1 stack pack of saltine crackers
2 cups of water
2 cups of sugar
butter or margarine
2 teaspoons of cream of tartar
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of grated lemon rind

Roll out bottom crust of pastry and fit into a 9 inch pie plate.  Break
crackers coarsely in crust.  Combine water, sugar and cream of tartar
in sauce pan.  Boil gently for 15 minutes.  Add lemon juice and rind.  
Cool.  Pour syrup over crackers and dot generously with the butter.  
Sprinkle with cinnamon and cover with top crust.  Trim and flute edge
together.  Cut slits in top crust to let steam out.  Bake in hot oven, 425
degrees, for 20 to 30 minutes, or until crust is crisp and golden brown.  
Serve warm with cheese or whipped cream.
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An assorted collection of handwritten vintage pie recipes, just like grandmother
use to bake from scratch, taken from recipe boxes during the decades of the
1950's, 60's and 70's.

A little history of women gathered here for your enjoyment. These recipes are
yours to use, free.  I have collected recipe boxes for many years and have
decided to share my finds with you.  All recipes were found in these boxes and
journals were handwritten.  They were passed down from one generation to
the next, from neighbor to neighbor, and from friend to friend.

Enjoy!  The first pie recipe is my mother's recipe.
Coconut Blender Pie
from Pat Barada

Put into blender:
4 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup fogtened butter
1 cup coconut
2 cups milk
1/2 cup bisquick
1 tsp. vanilla

Blend for 3 minutes, then pour into
greased 9" pan.
Let set for 5 minutes, then bake at
350 degrees for 40 minutes.  
Makes it's own crust.  Top with
cool whip and coconut.
Vintage Homemade Pie Recipes
Grandma Elicker's Breakfast Crumb Pie from Donna Sparks

1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
Crisco the size of walnuts
1 tsp. baking powder

Mix together flour, sugar, and Crisco.  Cross blend with knives until
crumb like.  Take out 1/4 cup. Add the baking powder to the remaining
crumbs.  Add enough water to make a stiff batter.  Pat out thin as you
can in an unbaked pie shell.  Sprinkle remaining crumbs over top.  Bake
for 25 minutes.  @ 375 degrees.
Rhubarb Custard Pie
Recipe box of Oren Clevenger

1 pastry recipe
3 cups rhubarb (1 inch pieces)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3/4 cup white syrup
1 tablespoon melted butter

Put the rhubarb in the unbaked pie shell, then mix
sugar, cornstarch, salt, egg, syrup and butter
together and pour over the rhubarb.  Cover with
top crust and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Old Fashion Vinegar Pie
"A longtime family favorite". wrote Mrs. Flossie

1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
3 tablespoons of flour
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1 cup water
1 cup of sugar
3 tablespoons of vinegar
3 egg yolks
9 inch pie shell
2 tablespoons of butter
Mix sugar with nutmeg, flour and salt.  Melt
butter in water and add vinegar.  Add sugar
mixture, gradually and stir until smooth.  Cook
over boiling water until thick, stirring
occasionally.  Beat egg yolks slightly and beat
in a portion of the hot mixture and cook 1 to 2
minutes longer, stirring constantly.  Cool
rapidly.  Pour into a baked cooled 9 inch pie
shell.  Make the meringue topping with 3 egg
whites.  This makes enough filling for one pie.
A family favorite pie from the recipe box of Mrs. Eva McNemar

Spicy Apple Pie
6 large tart apples sliced thin
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Roll half the dough, eighth of an inch thick, and line in a nine inch
pie plate.  Fill pie shell with sliced apples.

Mix sugar, spices, salt, and lemon juice, and sprinkle over apples.  
Dot with butter, and moisten edge of pie with water.
Roll remaining dough for top crush and cut a few slits to permit
steam to escape.  Fit over apples and seal edge of pie.  Bake in oven
425 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes.

Pie Crust
2 1/4 cups sifted flour
5 tablespoons cold water
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
Sift flour and salt together.  Add half of the shortening, and cut until
mixture is as fine as meal.  Add remaining shortening and continue
cutting until particles are the size of navy beans.
Sprinkle water gradually over mixture.  Wtih fork, work lightly into
a dough.  Add just enough water to moisten.
Bride's Pie
A vintage recipe found among recipes dated 1950
Part 1
1/4 cup of cold water
1 envelope of gelatin
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt
Mix together and cook in double boiler until like

Part 11
3 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of coconut  1 teaspoon of vanilla
Beat the egg whites until stiff and add the other
three remaining ingredients.  Fold the mixture into
the custard mixture and put into baked pie shell.  
Brown extra coconut and put on top of pie.
Coconut Pie

2 eggs, yolks only
2 tablespoons of corn starch
1 lump of butter
1 pint of sweet milk
3/4 cups of sugar

Add the egg yolks, corn starch, sugar, butter and milk
together.  Cook until thickens, then add as much coconut as
desired.  Pour into a baked pie shell.  Beat the whites of the
eggs and add some sugar, before beating.  Spread on pie and
return to oven until light brown.

Miss Emma P. MeIntire, who lived in Bridgeport, wrote, "I
have made this pie for several years and those who have tried
it think it is wonderful.
This Pumpkin Pecan Pie recipe was written on a white piece of
paper, stuffed in a recipe box from California

3 slightly beaten eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 unbaked 9 inch pastry shell
1 cup chopped pecans

In small mixing bowl, combine eggs, pumpkin, sugar, corn syrup,
vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.  Mix well.  Pour into unbaked pastry shell.  
Top with chopped pecans.  Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees),
about 40 minutes or till knife inserted halfway between center and
edge comes out clean.  Chill, serve topped with whipped cream.  
Makes one 9 inch pie.
Here it is, Homebaked Apple Pies like my mom baked.  That's her,
up top in the photo with me beside her.  Wow, 1972!  What a long
time ago that was.  Sigh.

Here goes, just like my mom made:

Make your children go out back and  pick about 10 ripe apples from
the tree. I don't know what kind of apples these were, but they were
both sweet and tart if you bit into one.  The tree was planted there
before I was born. The apples were green with a brown spotted spot
look.  Nothing like any apple I've ever seen since.

Have your children peel, core, and pare your apples.

Take out two pie shells purchased from Super Duper. (If you don't
have them in the freezer, tell your teenager to run over to Super Duper
on bike and get you a couple pie crust.)

Take children's cup up apples, mix with some cinnamon, nutmeg,
brown sugar, a dash of salt.  Never measure anything, just go by the
look and taste of mixture. A smidge of real lemon. Sprinkle with flour
to thicken and mix a little longer.  Remember to use the wooden
spoon or else it won't taste right. (She really said that.)

Now, put mixture in a pie shell, dot here, there, and everywhere with
little clumps of real sweet butter.  Smear milk around shell crust's top,
add other shell crust on top. (the smeared milk helps hole the two
crust together, mom said)  Now - Using a brush, put milk over all.  
Mom said the milk made the crust brown nicely.

Using fork, jab several holes on top.  Bake in pre-heated oven at 350
degrees until nice and brown.

That was how my mom made apple pie.  A true vintage recipe.
Good Pie
3 cups sugar
9 level Tablespoons flour
1 cup butter
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoons lemon extract
1 teaspoons vanilla
Combine sugar and flour.  Melt butter
and add to sugar and flour.  Add milk and
flavoring.  Put into unbaked pie shell.  
Bake in slow oven 325 to 350 degrees
until it sets.  About 45 minutes.  Good
with coconut in the mix.
According to my grandmother's notes, this recipe came to her in
1-16-75 from Bonnie Sheridan.  She wrote the recipe was excellent.

1 unbaked 9" pie shell
3 eggs, well beaten
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1 cup dark corn syrup
1 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup rolled oats
Mix ingredients well together, adding coconut and rolled oats last.  Pour into
unbaked pie shell.  Bake in preheated, 350 degree oven, 50 to 55 minutes.

Marian Boone's Topping for Apple Pie
Called Sugar Crumb Topping
3/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cups sifted all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup margarine
Blend and spoon over fruit.

Marian Boone's Topping for Cherry Pie
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cups flour
Mix those two together.
Cut in 1/3 cup butter.  Sprinkle over fruit.
"Real Good Pecan Meringue Pie", she wrote on the top of the index card.

Beat 1 cup Karo light or dark syrup, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup chopped Pecans, 3
eggs, 2 Tablespoons melted Oleo and  1 teaspoon vanilla.  Pour into unbaked
9 inch pie shell.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or till almost set in the
center.  Cool.  Beat 3 egg whites to soft peaks, gradually beat in 1/3 cup
Karo - white.  Spread over pie to the edge.  Bake at 425 degrees for 5
minutes.  Cool.
Pecan Meringue Pie - "Real Good!", she wrote in the
Beat 1 cup Karo light or dark, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup chopped
pecans, 3 eggs, 2 Tablespoons melted Oleo*, 1 teaspoon
vanilla together.  Pour into unbaked 9" pie shell.  Bake at
350 degrees in the oven for 1 hour or until almost set up in
the center.  Cool.  Beat 3 egg whites to soft peaks, gradually
beat in 1/3 cup Karo (White) Spread over the pie to the
edge.  Bake at 425 degrees for 5 minutes or until peaks are

*Oleo Margarine or Oleomargarine had wide use during
the 30's and 40's as a substitute for butter.
Oleomargarine was invented in 1869, but wasn't
popular for use until World War l. It gained wider
acceptance in the 1979 with the "
I Can't Believe Its Not
Butter" campaign.  People thought margarine would be
better for them.      
Read more about Oleo.
Read, "The Story of the Missing
Cookie Jar" by PenVampyre.  A
delightful little Christmas story with
mouthwatering  recipes for the most
wonderful time of the year!

Read "
Santa and the Magic Key".  An
entertaining story for the holidays, plus
recipes for your Christmas.  A story by
Robin Wallace.

Read "Easter and Where NOT to Hide
Memories of Easters past and a
few vintage recipes.

Logan's Halloween Story -The original
story won first place in sixth-eighth
grade division of Southeastern Middle
School, 2005 by Logan Lyon

Food and Genealogy.  A story By
Robin L. Wallace.  
Our lives, our
families, our very history's are defined
by the foods we eat.

Family Reunion Recipes.
"The Fourth of July and Other
(With Apologies to Jean Shepherd)
By Robin L. Wallace

A short story by Suellen Fry.  
Memories of my father and his version
of Kickapoojoyjuice.
So far, the old fashion pie recipes
housewives took the time to write
down include
pizza pies - always
delicious, there a a few
pies from
scratch and here you will find
homemade pumpkin pies among
other ways to prepare pumpkins.