Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Golden Vinegar Pie

OK, stop it.  I heard some of you read "Golden Vinegar Pie" and say, "Ewww!"  Let's leave that kind of reaction to my littlest fussbudget, shall we?

I was making a pie out of a cookbook my son's girlfriend got for me from her college a couple of weeks back, when I noticed two more pie recipes that intrigued me.  So I decided to be a big girl about it and just make a big batch of pie crusts, using my Best Ever Pie Crust recipe.  And then I tried the first of the intriguing recipes....

GOLDEN VINEGAR PIE

3 eggs or 3/4 cup egg beaters
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 stick melted margarine
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
unbaked 9" crust

Beat the eggs or egg beaters with the sugar until light and fluffy.  Add all of the other ingredients, and beat until well combined.  Pour into the unbaked pie crust, and bake at 300F for about 50 minutes.  Cool to room temperature, and serve with whipped cream, if desired.


Of course, I only have 10" pie plates.  So I baked it about 40 minutes, on the strength that it would require less cooking time.  It was perfect.  Everyone liked it; I attribute that to the fact that I called it "Golden Pie" so no one would know about the vinegar.

And you might have spied the edge of another pie plate in the first picture.  That's right; I made 2 different pies in one day, but you'll have to wait to see the other!

Edited to add:  This tastes like a custard pie, but lighter, because there's no milk in it.  It's sweet, but not too much so, with a little tang from the vinegar.  I should have thought to say that in the first place!

12 comments:

Claire S. said...

I did NOT say 'ewww' - but I'm not gonna tell you what I DID say - LOL !

Actually, after reading the recipe, it doesn't sound too bad and the empty pie plate is a good thing.

SissySees said...

But what does it taste like??

Linda said...

I thought Ewww too.....and wondered what it tasted like.

Blond Duck said...

You should see what your son would do with a pinto bean pie. :)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I am very intrigued and am now off to the kitchen to try this for dinner this evening. Keep well Diane

Nichole said...

I was thinking Ewww too... interesting!

Pam said...

Mmmmm. I think the pie & the crust sound amazing.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Marjie just remember I am not an author, but it was just a case of trying to carry out my Mum's wishes of wanting to write a book. Never the less I hope that you enjoy the story. Diane

Janet Rudolph said...

Love this recipe... looks easy & great

Sue said...

You really need to change the name. I can't imagine liking it, but who knows.
Sue

~~louise~~ said...

I've actually seen recipes for Vinegar Pie quite often Marjie in my early cookbooks. I would LOVE to taste it though right now!!!

Thanks for sharing...how long do we have to wait to see the other, lol...

Mary said...

This sounds so interesting! I want to make it, just so I can taste it. The maple syrup pie sounds just delicious as well.