Topic: In The Kitchen
Three pies, hot from the oven, ready for a trip to a pie auction. Together, they sold for $100!
Just in case YOU want a pie worth $30-$35 I'll give you the recipies for them. They are CRANBERRY (upper left), COCONUT MACAROON (upper right), and PINEAPPLE-MACADAMIA (lower).
OIL PASTRY - (thanks, Mom!) makes one crust - do not double
In bowl combine 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1/4 cup vegetable oil. Stir with a fork until blended and crumbly. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons chilled water. Sitr until it comes together and forms a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in fridge for 10 minutes. When chilled roll out between two pieces of plastic wrap.
- 3 cups fresh cranberries, washed and sorted
- 1 cup golden raisins
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespons flour
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 teaspoon orange peel
Combine in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium low and boil, stirring often, for 10-15 minutes, till thickened. Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Pour into a 9" unbaked pie shell and dot top with 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine. Add a lattice top as this pie needs lots of venting.
Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Then turn oven down to 350 degrees and continue baking for another 35 minutes.
COCONUT MACAROON PIE
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup soft margarine
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cup coconut
Mix all ingredients. Pour into a 9" unbaked pie shell. Bake at 325 degrees about 1 hour, till golden brown.
PINEAPPLE-MACADAMIA NUT PIE
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 8-oz can crushed pineapple, drained
- 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped finely
Cram together the butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and continue beating. Add corn syrup, flour, extract, pineapple and nuts. Pour into 9" unbaked pie shell.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes, until firm.