Wednesday, February 20, 2013


I thank you Lowell in Michigan, for sharing this recipe with us.  His story behind this recipe is:  My Mother used to make it and years after she died, I wanted to make it, but I had no recipe.  Then one day, I was going through her recipes.  Well, her recipes, for the most part, consisted of the ingredients, but no amounts.  Then she had writen to bake something in a hot or warm oven.  Well, that didn't mean anything to me.  So I went on the internet and between that and my own ingredients, I figured it out.  My grandson and I like it.  Try it.  You just may like it to.  Then again...

Lowell's Vinegar Custard Pie

1 unbaked pie crust
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp nutmeg
1 3/4 cups waater
6 TBS cider vinegar, or less if you prefer a less vinegary flavor
2 1/2 TBS butter, melted
4 eggs, beaten
1 - 1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Place pie curst in a 9 inch pie plate.  In a 450 degree oven, bake pie shell until it is lightly browned (about 8-10 minutes).  Remove from oven and set aside to cool. 

In a medium mixing bowl sift together sugar, flour and nutmeg.
In another mixing bowl, combine other ingredients.
In a medium saucepan, combine all wet and dry ingredients and cook until thick.
Pour into prepared pie crust.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes.
Filling may be thin when removed from oven, but will thicken as it cools.  Allow to completely cool before cutting.

Jean wanted to try this recipe so I gave it to her.  She said it has a different taste-which was enjoyed by all.  Jean liked it so well, she said to put it where her recipe would go this week-which I did.

I thank Teresa from Indiana for the beautiful picture of an Amish Farm at sunset, that she took and shared with us.  It is really appreciated.


New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Everyone,
Hope you enjoy this recipe. On Friday and Saturday will be pictures from an Old Amish Auction from Teresa. It's in the 20's today but not much snow.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the recipe lowell -the ingredients are similar to egg custard tart which I love that also has nutmeg which is my favourite spice

Lovely picture Teresa gorgeous colours

Hello Marilyn


New York State Of Mind said...

Glad you liked the recipe and the picture, Fionalina.

Hope you have a nice day

Lowell & Faye said...


Thank you for posting the recipe, and thanks to Jean for testing it. Makes me feel honored. I hope others will try it for a little different flavor than they're used to.


New York State Of Mind said...

Jean and her family really liked the pie. Jean said the taste was a little different and that is what they liked the most. I hope others try it too, Lowell


New York State Of Mind said...

If anyone is waiting for the 2000 Family Life, it might take longer than I thought it would. My scanner just over heated. Well, it's been working over 18 hours a day and I have to wait until it cools down. I will get Family Life, Young companion and everything else on as soon as I can.


Vickie said...

My oh my! You are busy. We just hit 21º today. So cold, but sunny.

Thank you for your prayers for Mabel. She appears to be recuperating "as usual" now. Thank God.♥

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Vickie,
We are about the same as you are. It is cold and sunny, too.

I am so glad to hear about Mabel. The prayers will keep coming.

Praise God,

Countryside Reflections said...

What a very interesting recipe. I'm really curious as to what it tastes like, so I'm going to try it soon. I was telling a friend about it, and she thinks it's a recipe that the pioneers used. ~Doreen

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Doreen,
It does sound interesting. Hope you enjoy it. A pioneer recipe-that is very interesting.


annie said...

the picture is just beautiful, the pie sounds terrific. thank you Lowell.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Annie,
I really like that picture, too. I would like to taste that pie.


jodie said...

Hi Marilyn, this has nothing to do with the pie. But I was reading a magazine this morning and there is a small article and picture of the Newark Diner.
It was written by a John Zorrow from Newark\jodie from MO

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Jodie,
I would love to read that article. You don't know the name of the magazine do you?

jodie said...

Marilyn, the magazine is Reminisce
Fe./Mar issue
I could scan you the article if you would like.
jodie from MO

New York State Of Mind said...

Oh, Jodie, would you do that for me? I would really appreciate it. Could you send it :
I would really appreciate it.
Thank you so much,