Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lime Orange Chess Pie

The other day, my son wanted to make a pie and I suggested a chess pie, because I knew we wouldn’t have to go to the store. We made a few substitutions. We tried lime juice, and orange zest. It worked out very well. The orange zest smells really wonderful. We have made it again since, and the picture shown is of one I made yesterday, and it's gone now. We used 1 ½ cup sugar, ¼ cup soy milk, ¼ cup cream, ½ stick salted butter, 2 tablespoons corn meal, 2 whole eggs, 3 egg whites, 4 tablespoons lime juice, zest of one orange, ½ teaspoon vanilla, in a partially pre-baked crust, bake at 350 45 to 50 minutes. The recipe owes much to Ken Haedrich’s Lemon Chess Pie on page 367 of Pie 200 Tried and True Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pie. And by the way, the molas potholder was a gift from a friend who went home to Panama for a visit.

I have recently started looking again at this vintage cookbook,above, Farm Journal Complete Pie Cookbook. It has some strange recipes that are off-beat such as oatmeal pie, raisin orange, apple grapefruit, strawberry cantaloupe pie, and so forth. They overdo the raisins. But you get an opportunity to read about unusual ingredients. I would like to try the fried pies. This cookbook is going for $30 on but I wouldn't sell. It's too funky.

1 comment:

  1. hmmmm - this looks pretty darn good! ( I would say damn but I have better manners than that!) A blog about pies could be very dangerous to my weight!

    thanks for your comment - loved it!
    I'm a little late in my thank you! but thanks! and good luck with your blog. it's so much fun to be a blogger!



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