Sunday, June 17, 2012

Amish "lemon" Pie

Each year for Father's Day I try and make something extra special for my husband. This year was no different. I've had The Amish Cook's Baking Book for a few years now. I've made a few things from it. One recipe always stuck out as strange to me, "Vinegar Pie". Well today my husband asked me to make it. It is called Vinegar Pie in the book.   I really am not a fan of making pies.  Mostly because I really dislike making the crust!!  But in the book she has a "Pat-a-Pan Pie crust" where you mix everything in the pie plate and press.  Easy-peasy!  I'm sure the store bought crust will work great!

Amish "Lemon" Pie

1 Pie Crust (homemade or purchased)
1 stick of butter, softened
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (this is where you can change it up to make it whatever you like.  I used Lemon Extract and made it into a lemon pie)

In the stand mixer with wisk attachment, mix the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  This took about 2 minutes.  Add the eggs and extract to the butter mixture.  Beat on medium-high for about a minute or until it is creamy.  Pour mixture into your unbaked pie crust.  Bake in 350 degrees oven for 45 minutes.  It will be golden brown on top, if you over cook it, it will crack. 

Pie will last a few days...haha.  It didn't here!!


Sandra said...

Yum that looks so good. And it definitely wouldn't last a couple days in my household either LOL

Katie B. of said...

This is very similar to a Chess Pie, a true Southern delicacy from my childhood. In the summer, my grandma would make Lemon or Lime chess pies; in winter, she'd do Vanilla and sometimes Ginger Clove. OOOOOH, so good!