Saturday, January 17, 2009

George's Pie Recipe

George's Pies (A Family Recipe) Makes 2 pies



Crust:
3 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 c. shortening
water

Mix all ingredients until you have a stiff dough. Roll dough and form a round circle. Place in pie plate and pinch edges.

Pie Filling:
2 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. flour
6 eggs yolks (save whites for meringue)
4 c. milk
pinch of salt
1 stick of butter
6 TBS of cocoa or peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla

Mix first 6 ingredients in a large pot. Place on medium heat. Stir constantly, scraping bottom. Stir until thickened (pudding like texture). Take off heat. Add the chocolate or peanut butter and the vanilla. Pour pudding mixture into two pie shells.

Meringue: 6 egg whites
1/3 c. sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla

Beat egg whites until foamy at high speed, add the sugar 1 TBS at a time, beating well after each addition, continue beating until stiff peaks form, beat in the cream of tartar and vanilla. Spread over pie. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

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