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Ellendra | 3-14-10 | Me!

Posted on 03/14/2010 12:16:58 PM PDT by Ellendra

There's a thread full of math jokes, historical trivia, and pie/PI pictures, but no recipes. So, FReepers, feel free to post your favorite pie recipes here:

TOPICS: Food; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: food; math; pi; pie; yummy

1 posted on 03/14/2010 12:16:59 PM PDT by Ellendra
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To: Ellendra
22 divided by 7 = PI
2 posted on 03/14/2010 12:20:48 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm really not Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: Ellendra

3 posted on 03/14/2010 12:24:00 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Leo Farnsworth

One PInt of bourbon; One PInt of gin; One PInt of coke. Add a PImento.

4 posted on 03/14/2010 12:29:08 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Lady Jag


5 posted on 03/14/2010 12:33:14 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Ellendra

PI are round.

Everybody knows that.

6 posted on 03/14/2010 12:35:54 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Leo Farnsworth

7 posted on 03/14/2010 12:39:25 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: Ellendra
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8 posted on 03/14/2010 12:40:55 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: Ellendra

There will be no end to this.

9 posted on 03/14/2010 12:53:41 PM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: Ellendra

Granny`s Caramel Pie Recipe


1 cup sugar PLUS
6 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup flour
3 beaten egg yolks
2 1/4 cups milk
1 baked pie crust
3 egg whites


Place 1/2 cup white sugar in a heavy skillet. Cook on low heat, stirring, until sugar is melted and makes a dark brown syrup.

While sugar is melting, mix 1/2 cup sugar, flour, egg yolks and milk together in a bowl When sugar in skillet (or heavy saucepan) is browned, add milk mixture slowly into syrup. Cook and stir over low heat until syrup is dissolved in milk mixture. Continue stirring over low heat until custard is thick. Pour into baked crust.

Top with meringue made with 3 egg whites stiffly beaten, then fold in 6 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until all 6 tablespoons have been added. Spread meringue over the filling. Bake at 350degrees until meringue is browned.

10 posted on 03/14/2010 1:01:10 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Ellendra

Chocolate Sundae Pie


1/2 C. Water
1/8 tsp salt
1 C. Evaporated Milk
1 Tbsp Gelatin
4 Egg Yolks
4 Tbsp Cold Water
1/2 C. Sugar
4 Egg Whites (beaten stiff)
1/4 Tsp Nutmeg
3 Tbsp Grated Bitter Chocolate
1/2 Tsp Vanilla
1 C. Whipped Cream
9” prepared pie crust

Instructions: Heat milk in a double boiler with the nutmeg. Beat yolks with sugar and salt. Pour hot milk into eggs, a little at a time stirring briskly. When fully blended return to double boiler. Cook until mixture is the consistency of thick cream. Remove from heat, add gelatin (which has been soaking 5 minutes in cold water), add vanilla, and stir. Then allow to cool. When cool, beat the egg whites until stiff and fold into the custard. Pour into a baked pie crust, and cool in the refrigerator. Cover with whipped cream and grated chocolate. (Note: Some may have concerns about the egg whites being folded into the custard without further cooking. These can be replaced with regular whipping cream.)

This recipe was handed down from my very southern grandmother to my mother. I never understood why it was called ‘Chocolate Sundae Pie’ with so little chocolate in the recipe. Quite frankly, I still don’t understand.

11 posted on 03/14/2010 1:02:57 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Ellendra


1 (9 inch) pie shell
1 qt. fresh strawberries (whole or halved)
3/4 c. sugar
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1 1/2 c. water
1 (3 oz.) pkg. wild strawberry or plain strawberry Jello

Cook sugar, cornstarch, and water until thick and clear. Remove from heat and stir in Jello until dissolved. Pour over strawberries that have been placed in cooled pie shell. Cool cooked mixture a little before pouring over berries. Chill and allow to set in refrigerator before serving. Top with whipped cream or Cool Whip if desired. May also use fresh peaches with peach Jello.


1 (9 inch) pie shell
2 c. sliced peaches
3 eggs
1/3 c. heavy cream
1/2 c. sugar, divided
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
2 tsp. lemon juice

Bake pie shell in 400 degree oven for 5 minutes. Remove and cool. Arrange peaches in shell.
Combine 2 eggs, cream and 1/4 cup of sugar and beat to mix. Pour over peaches.

Beat cream cheese, 1 egg, 1/4 cup of sugar, lemon rind and lemon juice until smooth. Pour slowly over fruit to cover. Bake in 375 degree oven for 30 minutes. Cool. Chill until served.

12 posted on 03/14/2010 1:05:43 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Ellendra


2 egg yolks
1/2 c. sugar
3 tbsp. flour
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. coconut
1 baked pie shell


2 egg whites
Pinch of salt
Pinch of cream of tartar
4 tbsp. sugar

Combine egg yolks, sugar, flour, salt and small amount of milk and blend. Pour remainder of milk in double boiler and let heat. Stir egg mixture into hot milk and stir until thickens. Remove from heat and add vanilla and coconut. Mix together and pour into baked shell and top with meringue. Bake at 425 degrees until brown.

MERINGUE: Beat whites, salt and cream of tartar together until peaks and add sugar gradually. Put on pie.

13 posted on 03/14/2010 1:11:41 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Ellendra

SORRY...I didn’t read very well...NO RECIPES!

I guess I’m hungry!

14 posted on 03/14/2010 1:12:41 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Actually, I thought you were the only one who read it right. There’s another thread floating around with no recipes at all, so I was hoping for some recipes here. Thank you!

15 posted on 03/14/2010 1:20:42 PM PDT by Ellendra (Can't starve us out, and you can't make us run. . . -Hank Jr.)
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To: Ellendra
For those challenged by long numbers, the following little “poem” gives PI to twenty places(count the letters in the words)!

Sir. i bear a rhyme excelling
in mystic force and magic spelling
celestial sprites elucidate
all my own striving cant relate I learned this one from the great Indian Chief SOH-CAH-TOA Caddis the Elder

16 posted on 03/14/2010 1:25:50 PM PDT by palmerizedCaddis
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To: Ellendra
PI =

Semper Fi ...
17 posted on 03/14/2010 1:30:54 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Ellendra
This is something I'm experimenting with and so far, the experiment is a yummy success:

Fluffy Key Lime Cream Cheese Pie

1 8" graham cracker crust

1 can sweetened condensed milk (nonfat works fine)

1/2 cup key lime juice (Nellie & Joe's)

1/2 pt. heavy whipping cream*

4-6 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature

Beat whipping cream to stiff peaks; set aside.

In mixing bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk with key lime juice. With mixer on low speed, beat in cream cheese until blended and fluffy and no lumps remain. Fold whipping cream into cream cheese mixture. Pour into graham cracker crust. Chill before serving, about 3 hours. Garnish with toasted coconut and key lime slices, if desired.

*Note: Can also use 8 oz. Cool Whip (I tried the extra creamy kind and it worked well).

18 posted on 03/14/2010 1:53:27 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (We'll remember in November!)
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To: kcvl
this place makes a caramel pie that is easy but people rave about it

the name is mammy's cupboard

they have a recipe book but would not put the recipe in the book because they did not want to be responsible for accidents

which is where the disclaimer comes in - do this at your own risk

they make the caramel from eagle brand sweetened condensed milk - in the can - they boil the unopened cans - for 4 hours

mom said to place the cans on something inside the pot (so they are not touching the bottom of the pot) and cover them with water (completely cover them with water) - slowly boil them for 4 hours (very low boil - almost a simmer) - then turn them off and allow them to cool

the danger is if the cans are not completely covered with water, they say the cans can explode - but none of the steel magnolias i know have had that happen

the pie is not baked - they slice bananas in a graham cracker pie crust and put the caramel on top - then whipped cream

4 hours is a long time but seems like an easy way to make caramel - and easy cleanup

19 posted on 03/14/2010 1:56:05 PM PDT by sloop (pfc in the quiet civil war)
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To: sloop

That pie is good but it can’t touch the real caramel pie (where you brown the sugar in an iron skillet). I remember my grandmother making these years ago. They are so good (and rich)!

20 posted on 03/14/2010 2:28:00 PM PDT by kcvl
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