The secret of making good pie crust is to use as little water as possible to get the dough in shape. "Put a cupful of lard to a quart of flour and a teaspoon of salt. This should make four crusts. Work the lard into the flour with the fingers until it is thoroughly mixed before adding water, then add only a little and press the dough together, turn out on a well-floured board and roll only one way.
Two cups seeded raisins, 2 cups sugar, 1 cup water, 4 tablespoons vinegar, ½ cup butter, 6 eggs, 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon, cloves, spice and nutmeg. This will make three pies.
One pint milk, 1 cocoanut, teacup sugar, 3 eggs, grate nut, mix with yolks and sugar, stir in milk, filling the pan even full and bake. Beat whites of eggs to a froth, add 3 tablespoons pulverized sugar, pour over pie and bake a light brown. If prepared cocoanut is used 1 heaping cup is required.
One and one-half cups sugar, 2 lemons grated, yolks of 4 eggs, ¾ cup water, 2 tablespoons flour. Line two pie tins with rich paste, fill and bake. Make a meringue of the 4 whites of eggs, using 1 tablespoon of sugar to each egg. Return to oven and brown lightly.
One pound seeded raisins, put in a pan and cover with water, boil until soft, then add 1 cup sugar, a little salt, butter the size of walnut, 2 tablespoons flour dissolved in cold water, 1 tablespoon vanilla. Filling can be put in crust hot or cold. Will make two large pies or three small ones.
Line pie tin with rich crust, fill it with cherries, 1 cup sugar, take 1 cup sweet cream and stir in 1 tablespoon flour, pour this over cherries and bake.
Whites of 3 eggs beaten to a stiff froth, add 2 tablespoons sugar. Spread on pies; set in oven; brown lightly.
One tablespoon corn starch wet in water, pour in 1 teacup boiling water on stove, cream 1 tablespoon butter and 1 teacup sugar together, and pour on hot corn starch, let cool, add 1 lemon, grated, 1 egg. Bake crust.
Grate 1 lemon, 1 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon corn starch, yolks of 2 eggs, 1 cup boiling water, cook until it is well thickened, then pour in crust that has been prepared, beat the whites of eggs to a stiff froth, add 3 tablespoons sugar and a little lemon extract, put on pie, then brown a little in oven.
Four pounds lean beef, 8 pounds tart apples, 1 pound suet, 3 pounds seeded raisins, 2 pounds currants, ½ pound citron, 1 pound brown sugar, 1 quart baking molasses, 2 quarts fruit juice, 1 pint vinegar, 1 tablespoon each of salt, pepper, mace, allspice and cloves, 4 tablespoons cinnamon, 2 nutmegs, grated. This will make three gallons.
One pint milk and a square of chocolate heated, add ¾ cup sugar, yolks of 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, thickened with 1 large tablespoon corn starch. Have the crust baked and fill with the above filling. Beat whites to a stiff froth, brown in oven. This is delicious.