Lemon Cream Cake (Mrs Marin)

Here is an example of a cake that is actually a pie. The delineation of cakes and pies really solidified in the 19th century, as prior to that cake, pie and pudding were all somewhat interchangeable. Remember the Boston Cream Pie that is baked in cake pans, the Fig Pudding that is boiled and resembles … Continue reading

Cranberry & Raisin Pie

I’m very curious about the section below this recipe: The Housewife’s Idea Box. I wish we could have seen what was in it! Cleaning with vinegar? Tips on frugality? Oh, the advice that has been lost to the ages. Cranberry and Raisin Pie Three and one-half cupfuls cranberries, one-half cupful raisins, one cupful sugar, two … Continue reading

Angel Lemon Pie

We are going to look a a number of newspaper clippings next. This particular recipe reminds me of Gram’s Angel Pie recipe. Gram’s is a bit more detailed if you like and slightly different. Angel Pie is delicious, like a cloud of lemon and baked merengue, a bit like a pavlova. This recipe seems more … Continue reading

Fried Pies Again aka Fried Apricot Pie

This clipping is called “Fried Pies Again” which reflects that the column ran a previous bit about fried pies. I’m thinking of the pies you get at McDonald’s or the like, fried in hot oil and served warm. They seem quite simple and you could probably substitute many different fruits for the filling.

Thanksgiving Dessert

You can’t have a delicious Thanksgiving feast without an equally delicious dessert to follow it! When I think of Thanksgiving dessert specifically, I think of pie. So, here are some vintage pie recipes for your perusal.

Pumpkin Dessert

Should have posted this one before Thanksgiving, I suppose. As I work through these recipes sometimes the season and the “next up” don’t really coordinate. That’s ok, it’s always fun to read recipes! Pumpkin Dessert Crust 1 cup flour 1/2 cup oatmeal 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butter Mix, place in 9×13 pan, bake … Continue reading

Cherry Dessert again

Here’s another take on cherry dessert that is clearly lacking detail! My notes below, again. Cherry Dessert Place pie filling in bottom of 9×13 pan. Add white cake mix and nuts Slivers of oleo on top Bake 350 – 45 minutes 1 can cherry pie filling 1 box white cake mix 1/2 c chopped nuts … Continue reading