Shoo Fly Pie

Line a pie tin with crust, put 3 tablespoons syrup in a cup, teaspoon soda and pour 2 tablespoons boiling water over this, stir well and put in crust; have ready 1 heaping cup flour, cup brown sugar, butter size of egg, all rubbed well together with the hands, then sprinkle over the molasses, but don't stir it. Bake like any ordinary pie.

Pumpkin Pie

Two heaping teaspoons pumpkin, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 pint milk, teaspoon cinnamon, pinch salt, 3 eggs. This is for one pie. If more are made, allow 1 egg for each additional pie.

Banana Pie

Make a banana pie with a lower crust only; bake the crust first, then fill it with sliced bananas and powdered sugar; the fruit will soften sufficiently in a few moments. Cover the top with whipped cream and eat at once.

Elderberry Pie

Two cups berries, cup sugar, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 tablespoon butter, pinch of salt. Place between two crusts.

Pumpkin Pie

Two heaping teaspoons cooked pumpkin, 1 egg, 1 spoon flour, 2 spoons sugar, 1 pint sweet milk and salt.

Vinegar Mince Pie

One cup vinegar, 2 cups water, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup molasses, 1 cup chopped raisins, 2 cups bread crumbs, 2 cup butter, 2 eggs, spice to taste.

Mock Cream Pie

Yolks of 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons flour, 1 cup sugar, (slack), 2 cups water or milk, pinch salt, 1 teaspoon lemon, boil till it thickens, pour in crust that is already baked. Beat whites, pour over top, put in oven, brown lightly. This recipe is for two pies and is fine.

Mock Mince Pie

One cup molasses, 2 cups sugar, 1 cup vinegar, 1 cup water, 1 cup crackers rolled, 1 egg, 2 cups raisins, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon cloves, 1 teaspoon allspice. This makes six pies.

Mince Meat

Four pounds raisins, 2 pounds currants, pound citron, 4 pounds apples, 2 pounds beef, 2 quarts eider, 1 pound suet (or butter in proportion), sugar, spices, as cloves, cinnamon, allspice, etc., to taste. If cider cannot be obtained use equal portions of vinegar and water with molasses enough to make it about as sweet as cider.

Pie Shells

Roll pie crust and place on the outside of pie pan instead of the inside to bake.

Banana Pie

Two sliced bananas, 1 cup milk, yolks of 2 eggs, cup sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, boil the custard and when cool pour into the baked shell on the sliced bananas and whip the whites of 2 eggs and put on top. Set in the oven till brown.

Lemon Pie

One lemon, juice and grated yellow rind, 2 cups sugar, 4 eggs, 1 cup corn starch and 1 quart water. Mix and cook in double boiler until thick. Bake crust first and fill. Spread with beaten whites and a little sugar. Return to oven and brown.

Pie Crust

A teaspoon of baking powder sifted in a quart of flour improves pie crust. Roll thin.