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Make National Pie Day Last All Week
Posted By Nicole Federica On January 23, 2013 @ 3:29 pm In Bulletin Today | No Comments
The American Pie Council declared January 23 National Pie Day in honor of the centuries-old tradition first crafted by the ancient Egyptians. While the APC website details a brief history of pie, it also provides a list of events nation-wide so that you can find a celebratory event in your area.
If you would prefer to pay tribute to pie in your own kitchen, look no further than AARP’s recipe for a delicious lemon meringue, sure to bring some sweetness into your day!
5 eggs, separated
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1/3 cup lemon juice
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1-1/3 cups hot water
1 tablespoon butter
1 9-inch baked pie shell
10 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
If lemon isn’t your flavor of choice or if you are looking for an inexpensive recipe using ingredients you may already have on hand, here is a recipe for Old-Fashioned Sugar Cream Pie from AARP’s Jeff Yeager, star of the new Cheap Life Show.
Old-Fashioned Sugar Cream Pie
1 cup sugar
½ cup all-purpose flour (minus 1 tablespoon)
1 pint half-and-half or heavy cream
1 unbaked pie crust (9 inch)
3 tablespoons butter
And if savory is more your style, or if you’d like to dedicate dinner solely to pie, try AARP’s recipe for Chicken Yuca Pie.
For more recipes, look to AARP’s Ebook!
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