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kentucky stack pie.

Recipe by
mary hendricks
conyers, GA

Another of my English Grandmas. My mom asked me to make her one for her 91st birthday. This is a very old recipe dating back to colonial times. Transporting multiple pies to social functions and storage was a challenge . so they stacked. Upon cutting .. Cut thin slices. Its very rich and makes Paula Dean seem like a butter virgin. Sugar rush for sure

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For kentucky stack pie.

  • 4-5
    pie shells
  • 5
  • 1
    egg yolk
  • 3 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    melted buttery
  • 1 c
  • 2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 c

How To Make kentucky stack pie.

  • 1
    Beat eggs well and cream in sugar beat well
  • 2
    Add butter and cream beat well
  • 3
    Pour 1 cup into each pie crust. The pie that will be on the bottom fill with a little more filling.
  • 4
    Bake 350° about 45 minutes or until It is bubbly and almost set
  • 5
    Cool pies in pans. Once fully cooled remove from pans . it may take a knife around edges. I admit store bought is easier . don't worry about broken edges they get trimmed
  • 6
    Place fullest pie on bottom and stack others on top
  • 7
    Trim pie crust edges off.
  • 8
    Icing Cook 2 cups brown sugar and cream until soft ball stage. It will be brown and bubbly. A bit on a spoon when dunked in cold water will form a blob
  • 9
    Beat until creamy. This can take a few minutes depending on your mixer.
  • 10
    Ice the stacked pies. If icing hardens while icing mix in a wee bit of cream in very small amount.