Mirliton Pie

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Donna Graffagnino

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@StillWild

Dr. Lance Hill (the Mirliton Man) was given this recipe by a neighbor over 25 years ago in Algiers, LA. This can be made with or without the pie crust and is similar to banana bread or bread pudding.
Also called Chayote and Vegetable Pear, it is part of the squash family but you'd never believe you were eating squash with it's mild sweet flavor. Mirlitons are most commonly stuffed with a mixture of seasonings, herbs and ground meat or seafood.

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Serves:
6-8 slices
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 3 large
    mirlitons, seed removed, peeled, boiled, and mashed
  • 1 stick
    butter, softened
  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    bisquick mix
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 c
    pecan pieces
  • 1
    uncooked pie crust (optional)

How to Make Mirliton Pie

Step-by-Step

  1. Peel mirlitons under cool running water and remove seed.
  2. Dice and boil until tender and easy to mash. Drain well and return to pot and mash with a potato masher.
  3. Put mashed mirliton in a clean, lint free dish towel and twist to squeeze out most of the liquid.
  4. If not using a pie crust, grease a 9-inch glass pie pan or square baking pan with shortening or margarine.

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Beat together softened butter and sugar until light and creamy. By hand, mix in Bisquick, mirliton pulp and eggs. Then add cinnamon, vanilla and pecan pieces.
  6. Pour into prepared pan, or into pie crust and bake for 50-55 minutes, until the pie is a dark golden brown on top and bottom. Pie is ready when a knife inserted into the center comes out relatively clean.
  7. Serve hot or cold with whipped cream.

    *Variation: Add shredded coconut to mixture if desired.

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About Mirliton Pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American




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