Starting the holidays with delicious pies
As promised last week I have some delicious pie recipes for you that require no crust. They are quick and easy to make. You can whip one up while preparing the meal and it will be ready to serve by the meal’s end. Clip and save this column for a last-minute dessert. These pies make their own crust.
Instant sweet potato pie
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9-in. pie plates and set aside. Sift together 1/2 cup regular flour with a pinch of salt and 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder. Mix this with four well beaten eggs, 1-1/2 cups sugar, 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes, free of lumps and strings, 2 cups evaporated milk and 2 tsp. vanilla. Mix well and then add one stick melted butter or margarine. Mix well and pour into the prepared pie plates and bake 30 to 35 minutes or until set and knife comes out clean.
Impossible pumpkin pie
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease one 9- or 10-in. pie plate and set aside. Beat together 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup Bisquick, 2 tbsp. butter, two beaten eggs, one 13-oz. can evaporated milk, 2-1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice and 2 tsp. vanilla. Beat well with a mixer and pour into pie plate. Bake until knife inserted comes out clean, about 50 to 55 minutes. Serve with whipped cream. No pumpkin required.
Impossible coconut pie
This one is my favorite. Mix four beaten eggs, 2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 2 cups milk, 1 tsp. vanilla and one can flaked coconut. Mix well and pour into two 8-in. pie pans that have been lightly greased. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.
Crock Pot rice pudding
If you have never tried this rice pudding recipe, you will be surprised how easy it is to make. Put the Crock Pot on low and place 1 cup oldfashioned rice in the pot with 1 cup sugar, 1 tbsp. vanilla, 1 tbsp. salt and 8 cups milk. Stir well and cook on low for six to eight hours, stirring occasionally. When you remove the lid to stir, watch the moisture on the lid — don’t let it drip into the pot. You can add some raisins in the last 15 minutes of cooking. This pudding does not use eggs.
Next week let’s do some duck and deer recipes.