Good Pie Crust

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.

Raisin Pie

Two cups seeded raisins, 2 cups sugar, 1 cup water, 4 tablespoons vinegar, cup butter, 6 eggs, 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon, cloves, spice and nutmeg. This will make three pies.

Cocoanut Pie

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.

Lemon Pie

One and one-half cups sugar, 2 lemons grated, yolks of 4 eggs, 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.

Raisin Pie

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.

Cherry Whang

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.

Lemon Pie

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.

Lemon Pie

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.

Mince Pie

Four pounds lean beef, 8 pounds tart apples, 1 pound suet, 3 pounds seeded raisins, 2 pounds currants, 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.

Chocolate Pie

One pint milk and a square of chocolate heated, add 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.