I am so excited to share this Southern Great Depression recipe with you all. My grandma has been making these pies for years, and every time I would visit, she would have one waiting for me in the fridge. I loved how the crust was crispy and the egg custard filling was just so sweet.
A southern classic, the Great Depression Water Pie is a dessert that is both simple and delicious. This recipe is a staple in the south and is an easy way to get your family to eat a dessert they might otherwise avoid. If you’re looking for an easy dessert recipe to make, this might be the one for you.
Depression Era Water Pie Recipe
When the depression hit in the 1930s, some people in America were forced to find ways to make food stretch further. I know how difficult it can be to feed a large family on a shoestring budget. This depression era water pie recipe might be just what your family needs to add delicious comfort food to your pantry for a fraction of the price.
This depression era water pie recipe is a simple, yet delicious dish that is perfect for summertime gatherings with friends and family. Be sure to make a lot, because it will go quickly. This recipe is so easy to make that you can do it even with a toddler watching you cook.
This recipe is not a traditional dessert, but it is a dessert that I love because it reminds me of my grandma. It is a pie made with water and flour. The pie crust is made with flour, lard, and water. This depression era water pie recipe will make your kitchen smell like an old-fashioned diner.
Hot Water Pie
This old-fashioned style of pastry is the ideal choice for all your savory pie adventures. It’s extra sturdy so it can support heavy fillings like potatoes (and other root vegetables), diced roasted winter squashes, and meats. With its quick, stir-together method, you’ll be enjoying a savory hot water pie, complete with a beautiful crust, in no time. Bonus: This hot water pie recipe makes a generous amount of dough, so you’ll have plenty to make festive cutouts to decorate your pastry creation.
I love this hot water pie. It’s so hot. The kind of hot you can’t handle. The kind of hot that feels so good. I love the way the crust on this pie fills my mouth. It’s so buttery and crispy. The filling is so sweet. The chocolate chips are the perfect amount of chocolate. And the vanilla ice cream is so creamy. I love this pie.
How to Make a Water Pie Crust
This is a simple and tasty water pie crust. In traditional pie crust recipes, you have to keep the ingredients cold. This recipe gives you another option and results in one of the most tender pie crusts you’ll ever taste.
While easy, this water pie crust recipe requires a lot of beating. In the first step, the hot water and milk combine with the shortening. It may seem like the ingredients will never combine, but keep going because they will. It takes about 5 minutes. The shortening will become very fluffy and light after the hot water is incorporated. Then you add the flour and salt, and mix until a dough forms. Keep mixing the dough until it’s smooth.
When you’re making this water pie crust recipe, think about doubling it. Take the extra dough and form it into two or three round balls, wrap, label, and freeze. Then, the next time you want to make a pie, just pull a frozen crust from the freezer, let it sit on the countertop for about 20 minutes to thaw, roll it out, and bake it.
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