Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie
  1. Filling
  2. 1 cup white sugar
  3. 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  4. 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  5. ¼ teaspoon salt
  6. 1 ½ cups water
  7. 2 lemons, juiced and zested (use large, not jumbo)
  8. 2 tablespoons butter
  9. 4 egg yolks, beaten
  10. Meringue
  11. 5 large egg whites
  12. 3/4 cup sugar
  13. 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  14. Pinch fine salt
  15. 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  16. 1 pie crust
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. To make the filling: Whisk 1 cup sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt together in a medium saucepan; stir in water, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in butter.
  3. Place egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of hot sugar mixture. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into remaining sugar mixture. Bring to a boil and continue to cook while stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat; pour filling into baked pastry shell.
  4. To make the meringue: Beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and vanilla in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until foamy. Gradually add sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pie filling, sealing the edges at the crust.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until meringue is golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  1. pre-bake the lard crust 20 minutes
  2. do not over beat the meringue or it will shrink
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Canned Peach Pie Filling

Peach Pie Filling - Canned
For one quart
  1. 2.5 lbs peaches
  2. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  3. 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, or as desired
  4. 1/4 cup sugar
  5. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom, optional. Keep it just 1/4 tsp.
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  7. 1/2 tsp ascorbic acid
For 7 quarts
  1. Multiply above by 7.
  1. Select xxx quart pot (pot A). Add enough water to boil small batches of peaches. Bring to a boil.
  2. Prepare large bowl of cool water to cool peaches after peeling. They each need to cool 20 seconds.
  3. Prepare 21.5 quart canning pot for putting the peaches in while waiting to cook. Add one gallon of water and ascorbic acid.
  4. Prepare 8+ quart pot for canning.
  5. Prepare your jars and lids.
  1. Peel peaches. To loosen skins, submerge peaches in boiling water for approximately 30-60 seconds, and then place in cold water for 20 seconds. Slip off skins.
  2. Slice peaches about 1/2" thick and place in ascorbic acid pot.
  3. Place 8 peaches at a time in 1 gallon boiling water. Boil each batch 1 minute after the water returns to a boil. Drain but keep heated fruit in a covered bowl or pot.
  4. Combine water, sugar, Clear Jel, nutmeg, & vanilla in a large kettle. Stir and cook over medium high heatuntil mixture thickens and begins to bubble.
  5. Add lemon juice and boil sauce 1 minute more, stirring constantly.
  6. Fold in drained peach slices and continue to heat mixture for 3 minutes.
  7. Fill jars without delay, leaving 1 inch headspace. Adjust lids and process immediately.
Adapted from USDA Complete Guide to Home Canningm Reprinted with revisions September 1994
Adapted from USDA Complete Guide to Home Canningm Reprinted with revisions September 1994
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quart jar calculations : 8 cups = 1 quart; 7 cups to allow for head room

5 cups (~2.5 lbs) peaches
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup clear jel (1.5 lbs. (approx. 2.5 cups, 0.6 lbs/cup)
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp nutmeg

An average of 17-1/2 pounds is needed per canner load of 7 quarts
A bushel weighs 48 pounds and yields 16 to 24 quarts – an average of 2-1/2 pounds per quart.

2.5 lbs/quart
20 lbs / 2.5 = 8 quarts

First try 2021-08-08. We’ll target 7 quarts for canning & 1 quart for a fresh tester pie.
8*.5 = 4 cups brown
8*.25=2cups white
8*3/4=6 cups water
8*.25=2cups clear jel
8*.25tsp=2 tsp nutmeg
8*1=8 tsp lemon juice

Pie Crust Lard

Pie Crust w/ Lard
  1. 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. Pinch salt
  3. 1/2 cup lard
  4. 3 to 4 tablespoons cold water
  1. In a bowl, combine flour and salt.
  2. Cut in lard until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Sprinkle in water, a tablespoon at a time, until pastry holds together.
  4. Shape into a ball; chill for 30 minutes (no longer than 30 minutes or you will need to wait for it to warm back up and it might get dry)
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. I don't even worry about thickness. I just compare the pie pan with what I have rolled out and when it fits I use it. I waste about 1/4 of the dough when I cut off the edges.
  6. Transfer to a 10-in. pie plate.
  7. Flute edges
  8. fill and bake as pie recipe directs.
  1. Excellent. I doubled the recipe for 2 deep dish 10" pies. It was a tad short, barely enough for pans. I pre-baked 10 min @ 400. After allowing the crust to cool I added the pumpkin mix. The pumpkin pie filling was wet I baked for 20 min @ 425, then 45 min @ 350. Even with the pre-bake and long cooking time, the crust was golden. The family said this was best ever pumpkin pie crust crust
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mincemeat pie

mincemeat pie
  1. beef
  2. suet
  3. golden raisins
  4. citron?
  5. Dates
  6. figs
  7. cherries
  8. apricots
  9. molasses
  10. brown sugar
  11. applejack brandy or sherry
  12. apple cider
  13. green apples
  14. quince (or bartlett or chinese pear)
  15. 1 tablespoon ground mace
  16. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  17. 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  18. 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  19. 2 tablespoons white pepper
  20. candied orange, lemon, citron
  21. one pie crust
  1. Then bake in a 400 degree oven for about 45 minutes, or until the crust looks golden brown.
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Apple Pie


Apple Pie
  1. 1/4 cup apple juice
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  3. 4 tbsp light butter (stick or tub) at room temperature
  4. 4 Gala or Granny Smith or Honey Crisp apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  5. 2 tbsp cornstarch
  6. 2 refrigerated ready-made piecrusts
  7. 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine apple juice, sugar, and butter in a bowl. Add apples and cornstarch. Place one piecrust in a 9" pie pan and fill with mixture. Slice the second piecrust into eight 1/2-inch-thick strips and drape over filled pie shell in a crisscross pattern; pinch edges to fasten to bottom crust. Bake 55 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle top with cinnamon.
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Pie Crust

Pie Crust
  1. 2 1/2 cups flour
  2. 1 teaspoon salt
  3. 1 teaspoon sugar
  4. 1 cup (2 sticks) very cold butter, cubed or cut into small pieces
  5. 6 to 8 tablespoons ice cold water
  6. Optional: Egg wash (1 egg whisked with 1 tablespoon water or milk)
  1. Makes two 9-inch piecrusts or 12 to 15 Jr. Pie piecrust rounds
  2. A few simple tips will help you make a wonderful butter crust. Make sure the ingredients are very cold. you can even chill the flour! Also, make sure not to overwork the dough, that's really the key.
  3. 1 In a large bowl or mixer, combine the flour, salt, and sugar. Add the butter pieces and cut them into the flour mixture, working until you have big crumbs (see Tip). Add ice cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and mix in until the dough holds together.
  4. 2 Divide the dough into 2 mounds. Wrap each mound in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 45 minutes to overnight. Let the dough stand for at least 15 minutes before rolling it out.
  5. 3 Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface or between 2 pieces of parchment or wax paper, then place the rolled-out dough in the pie pan and press into place.
  6. 4 For pies with tops, brush a little water on the edges of the bottom crust before adding the top crust and crimp the edges of the top and bottom crusts together with your fingers to seal them all around the pie. You can use your fingers, thumb, fork, or the back of a teaspoon to add a design along the ridges. Also, gently lift the edges from the pan a bit (it helps make it easier to cut and serve slices of the baked pie later on). Make little slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape (and add a decorative charm!). Another fun flourish is to add to the top crust little pieces of scrap dough cut out in shapes such as flowers or leaves. Brush the top crust with an egg wash, place on the decorative bits, and sprinkle with sanding sugar (or regular sugar) for a sparkly top.
  7. Tip: What's best to use to cut the butter into the flour?
  8. You can use two butter knives or a fork, or pulse gently with your mixer, or use your fingers. If you want to get a fun and fancy tool, get a pastry blender, also called a pastry cutter. It's a handheld tool, kind of like a potato masher for pastry dough! Whatever you use, I recommend chilling the utensil in the freezer first, so it's nice and cold! It is important that the butter stays as cold as possible, so if you use your fingers, be careful not to warm the butter too much with your hands.
  1. I'm thinking the one in better homes and gardens is better than this one.
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Peach Pie


Peach Pie
  1. pie dough for two crusts (upper & lower)
  2. 5 to 6 cups peeled and sliced fresh peaches (see tip). One medium peach is about 1 cup.
  3. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  4. 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, or as desired
  5. 1/4 cup sugar
  6. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom, optional
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  8. 3 tablespoons cornstarch, potato starch, or flour
  1. Preheat the oven to 350u00b0F.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the peaches with the lemon juice, sugars (& spices and/or vanilla, as desired). Let sit for an hour or 6.
  3. Roll out the pie dough and place the bottom crust in the pie pan.
  4. Add the thickener of your choice and stir to coat the peaches.
  5. Pour the peaches into the piecrust.
  6. Add the top crust and make slits for the steam to escape.
  7. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. You might need to carefully broil for a few minutes to get that perfect golden brown.
  1. You can peel the peaches as they are, or blanch them in hot water for 30 to 40 seconds, then put them in a bowl of cold water to cool before peeling.
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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie


Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
  1. 2 - 9" Pie Crusts
  2. 1.5 # Rhubarb, cut into 1/4 " pieces
  3. 1 # Strawberries, cut into 1/2 " pieces
  4. 3 Tbs cornstarch
  5. 3 Tbs flour
  6. 1 cup sugar
  1. mix strawberries, rhubarb, 1/2 cup sugar. Let stand for an hour or overnight in the fridge.
  2. Add corn starch & flouer to mixture.
  3. Add mixture to pie crust. Cover or lattice with another pie crust. Sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar on top.
  4. Bake @ 400 for 20 minutes, then another hour @ 350.
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Ultimate Pumpkin Pie

Ultimate Pumpkin Pie
  1. Use the lard crust on this site. Allow to fully cool before filling.
  1. 3/4 cup sugar
  2. 1 tablespoon packed golden brown sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  4. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  5. 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  6. 1/4 teaspoon (generous) salt
  7. 1 16-ounce can solid pack pumpkin
  8. 3/4 cup whipping cream
  9. 1/2 cup sour cream
  10. 3 large eggs, beaten to blend
  1. Using whisk, mix first 6 ingredients in bowl until no lumps remain. Blend in pumpkin, whipping cream, sour cream and eggs.
  2. Add to crust.
  3. Bake until filling puffs at edges and center is almost set, about 55 minutes. Cool on rack. Cover; chill until cold. (Can be made 1 day ahead.)
  1. Even though the center of the pie is wet when done it firms up nicely when it cools.
  2. I'm curious if this can get even fluffier by folding in 2 or 3 whipped egg whites.
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Light and Fluffy Pumpkin Pie

Light and Fluffy Pumpkin Pie
  1. 1 medium pie pumpkin or 1 16 oz can pumpkin
  2. 1 C sugar
  3. 1.5 tsp. Cinnamon
  4. 1 tsp. All Spice
  5. 1 tsp. Nutmeg
  6. 1/2 tsp. ginger
  7. 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  8. 1/2 tsp. salt
  9. 2 eggs
  10. 1/2 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
  11. 1 pie crust, or 2 small pie crusts
  1. for fresh: slice the pumpkin in half, clean out the goo. Place face down on a cookie sheet, cover with foil, bake 375 for 1.5 hours. when cool, scrape the pumpkin flesh from the peel. Add the flesh to a food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except egg whites, blend.
  3. whip egg whites, fold in
  4. Pour into pie crust(s). Use tinfoil around the edges to keep the crust from getting extra dark.
  5. bake at 425 for 15 minutes, then 350 for 45-55 more minutes. Pie should NOT giggle when done.
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