Amish Vanilla Pie

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Kathie Carr

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@kathiecc

This is a recipe I got from a wonderful Amish woman I knew many years ago. She baked pies to sell at the South Bend (Indiana) Farmers Market.

This old fashioned recipe is rich and delicious. I make it for holidays. You can still find this pie at Amish restaurants and markets in Shipshewana, Indiana, made by local women.

The combination of molasses, white sugar, and brown sugar makes it milder in flavor (and not as dark) as their traditional Shoo Fly Pie. Its heavy on vanilla which also adds a great flavor.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
2 pies
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

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1 c
sugar
4 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 large
egg, beaten
1 c
molasses
2 c
water
2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
all purpose flour
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
cream of tartar
1/4 c
butter
1/4 c
lard or shortening
2
(9 inch) unbaked pie shells

How to Make Amish Vanilla Pie

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    In a saucepan combine sugar, 4 tablespoons flour, egg, molasses, water, and vanilla. Bring to a full, rolling boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • 2In a large bowl combine 2 cups flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar, butter, and shortening or lard. Rub this mixture together to make crumbs.

    Pour half of the cooked mixture into each pie shell. Cover each with half of the crumbs.

    Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Cool and serve with ice cream.

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Course/Dish: Pies




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