Our Humble Vinegar Pie can be traced back to pioneer times. In fact, Laura Ingalls Wilder even recalled eating it as a child at Christmas time in her book Little House in the Big Woods, It was a pie created with ingredients one most people had on hand. In taste and texture, it resembles a cream pie or custard pie, without the expensive cream and flavorings! Change your extract to enrich your flavor!
Ingredients Cook Temp: 350°
Crust For Crust
~ 5 ½ oz. unsalted butter
~ 1/3 cup sugar
~ 1 egg
~ 1 tsp vanilla extract
~ 2 cups flour
~ ½ teaspoon salt
~ 4 eggs
~ 2 cups sugar
~ 5 Tbsp. cornstarch
~ 1 ½ tsp. Lemon or maple or vanilla or coconut extract
~ ¼ tsp. salt
~ 4 Tbsp. vinegar of choice
~ 2 cups water
~ 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
~ mix butter and sugar until creamy
~ add egg and vanilla until mixed well
~ mix in flour and salt making this time make sure not to over mix
~ Chill dough for 30 minutes, then roll to ½ inch thick on a floured surface
Use weights of your choice (check equipage for more details)place in bottom
of pie pan.
~ Bake 15 minutes until edges start browning.
~ Take out weights.
~ Bake 10 more minutes.
~put eggs and sugar in a large saucepan and whisk together
~add cornstarch and salt, whisking until there are no more clumps
~add vinegar and water, cook over medium heat, whisking constantly try not to burn
~boil mixture for 1 full minute, take off heat, then add butter and vanilla.
~Pour filling into baked pie pan, cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight before serving.