Here's some pie recipes that I've recently come across. Some are quite traditional in the Dutch kitchen, some are more "contemporary". I've included a recipe for basic pie dough, although I confess, I use a frozen one. I don't always have the time or desire to make one myself.


Pie Crust

Put 3 cups of flour into a mixing bowl, add about 1/2 tsp. of salt and a cup of Crisco. Then work the Crisco into the flour with your fingers until it's crumbly. Work in the water a few drops at a time, until it's just right for rolling. This will make crust for three pies, no one ever makes just one pie in "Dutchland".

Hint: When making a fruit pie, put the lower crust in the oven for 5 minutes and bake while you are rolling out the top crust. Then put in the filling and put on the top crust. The bottom crust will not get soggy.

Funeral Pie

Soak the raisins for 3 hours, mix sugar, flour and egg. Add lemon peel, juice, salt, raisins and liquid. Cook in a glass bowl (or double boiler) over hot water for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. When mix is cool, empty into pie dish lined with crust. Cover with strips of dough, criss crossed. Then bake at 350 degrees until brown which should take about 20-30 minutes.

Sour Cream Raisin Pie


Combine all ingredients and pour in the uncooked pie shell. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 25 minutes then reduce temperature to 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Black Walnut Pie

Make crust for 2 pies, line medium size pie dish. Sprinkle the walnuts over the crusts. The eggs must be well beaten before adding the sugar, gradually. Fold in the flour, corn syrup and water, pour over walnuts in the pie crusts. Bake for 3 minutes at 450 degrees, then reduce temperature to 350 for 30-40 minutes.

Sour Cherry Pie


Mix flour, sugar and cherries in a bowl. Fill unbaked pie crust with the cherries. Put on the top crust and poke holes or slits to vent. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 10 minutes, then reduce to 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.

Montgomery Pie

Another great recipe from a fellow "surfer". Amos sent this to me, it sounds pretty good. I've gotten several requests for Montgomery Pie, thank you Amos!



Combine ingredients for bottom of pie. Pour into unbaked pie shell (9 in.) For topping: combine butter and sugar. Add egg and beat thoroughly. Add milk and sifted dry ingredients alternately. Spread topping over mixture in pie shell. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 or 40 minutes.