A Southern Grace: not-so-desperate times

May 1, 2018

not-so-desperate times


Vinegar pie. I can't and don't want to imagine living in a time when desserts are scarce.

Our resourceful forebears came up with lots of interesting pies when the going got tough, including chess pie, buttermilk pie, and vinegar pie. I made and reviewed this recipe for Taste of Home (with some tweaks, because I just can't help myself). Check out my review here!

The recipe with my modifications is below.

Vinegar! Pie
(printable recipe)
Serves 8
Ingredients: Directions:
Line a 9" pie pan (not deep dish) with your pastry, then line the crust with parchment paper and fill it with beans or other weights. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Carefully remove lining and weights and bake an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the bottom of the pie crust looks dry and golden brown.
In a large bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, melted oil, vinegar, and vanilla bean paste; mix well.
Pour into the baked pie shell and bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes, until the internal temperature is 165 degrees F and the topping is browned and the filling is only slightly jiggly.


Angie Schneider said...

Golden crust and that gooey filling have me drool terribly!

georgie @ georgie eats said...

Wow, I have never heard of vinegar pie! I am going to have to try this out, thanks for the inspo xxx

Inger@Art of Natural Living said...

I love it when you post the old fashioned pies! I have taken to reducing recipes and baking in a 6 inch pie pan which allows me to justify doing pies more often!

Marjie said...

I love chess pie, and I'm going to have to try vinegar pie some time, when I feel like baking. These old fashioned pies are classics for a good reason.

Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen said...

I've never heard of vinegar pie but now I'm craving a slice!

Pam said...

I've never had vinegar pie before. I am intrigued and drooling!

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

I love vinegar pie and all old-fashioned pies like this! Looks delicious!

All That I'm Eating said...

This sounds great, I've not tried anything similar so I'm really curious what it would taste like!

Food Gal said...

Some of the most endearing and best tasting dishes come out of scarcity. You have to use what little you have and make it into something fabulous. This pie exemplifies that age-old challenge.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

Interesting! I've never heard of it before, but I would be more than happy to try it.

Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking Disorder said...

I've never heard of vinegar pie! My husband isn't enthused haha

Emma @ Bake Then Eat said...

A place scarce with desserts is my nightmare place! This pie does look so good :D