Don’t let the name of this pie fool you. Vinegar Pie is a specialty pie that has a very long history. It is a throw back to the days when women, who were the only cooks in the house, were challenged to make something sweet and delicious with very limited ingredients. This pie uses vinegar to imitate lemon or tart fruit when neither was available. This recipe calls for apple cider vinegar, a vinegar that has some flavor of apples to it, and is somewhat less tart than white vinegar. Other vinegars, available now, but not likely when this pie was first invented, could include white wine vinegar, which has a very mellow flavor.
In any event, the pie is a culinary feat and adventure if you choose to make it. The recipe is simplified somewhat by using a pre-made crust. Originally, the crust was likely, in fact, quite certainly, made from scratch and the filling poured in. Then both crust and filling were cooked together. This recipe also includes some lovely whipped topping, again, not like an addition in the original. But who cares? Whipped topping, from scratch or commercially prepared, is just too delicious to say no to, under pretty much any conditions. And it will add a bit of sweet to this tart pie.
The pie browns nicely in the oven and the filling will likely have a light buttery color or possibly slightly deeper depending on the eggs used and the type of cider. Either way, it looks appealing and is a fun dish to prepare, especially if historical recipes are interesting to you. The filling is prepared like a custard and so is quick to make and inexpensive to prepare. The use of a rather large number of eggs and the spices will ensure that this cake will make your home smell delicious and the filling will not only be light and flavorful, but also high in protein and other nutrition. Try it tonight.Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, The Southern Lady Cooks, by following the link below.
Nutrition Facts for: Vinegar Pie From The Southern Lady Cooks
Ingredients: Pie crust, eggs, white sugar, butter or margarine, apple cider vinegar, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 425, Calories from Fat 191, Total Fat 21.2g 33%, Saturated Fat 9.5g 48%, Cholesterol 112mg 37%, Sodium 283mg 12%, Potassium 64mg 2%, Carbohydrates 57.4g 19%, Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%, Sugars 49.3g, Protein 4.2g, Vitamin A 14%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 6%
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