Packing all of the comforting flavors of apple pie without any of the fruit, this pioneer pie harkens back to a time when produce was scarce but ingenuity was in full supply. This dessert gets its apple-pie-like flavor from cider vinegar and warming spices like ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Serve this comforting (and pantry-friendly!) dish warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
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Rating: 4 stars
My 92 year old mother has mentioned the vinegar pies her mother made during the 1920's and 1930's in the Texas Panhandle, and on a whim I went looking for a recipe. Although this one differs dramatically from the necessarily bare bones one my grandmother used so long ago, I thought this one was worth a try. Fortunately, I was right. The result was a pie with a truly unique flavor, having a smooth, custard filling with a hint of apple. My 12 year old son loved it!