Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Lemon Pie - Reliable for the 7th Annual Pieathalon!


That's right, boys and girls, it's pie time again!

To recap the rules of Pieathalon:

1) You choose a vintage recipe and send it in
2) You receive a vintage recipe submitted by someone else
3) You make that recipe
4) You post about your experience

Last year I was feeling all kind and benevolent and sent in Honey Cream Cheese Pie as my submission.  For 2020 I have reverted back to my normal state and am waiting with baited breath to see the results of Avocado Lime Pie.  Lime gelatin, pineapple, avocado and cream cheese.  Heh heh heh.

Fortunately for me, Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla is less evil than I am.  She chose Lemon Pie - Reliable from the 1908 Washington Women's Cook Book and even sent a slightly updated version (with modern instructions) from the new book about women's suffrage, All Stirred Up by Laura Kumin.  I've already added it to my "books to read" list.

Based on the instructions from All Stirred Up, I added more lemon juice (3 small lemons) and an extra egg, along with a bit of salt.  I'm pretty sure this is the first lemon meringue pie I have ever made and I was surprised at how easy it was and how firmly it set up. 

Chambers stove
Hey, that's not too shabby!

For the taste test the only human participants this year were Farm Boy and myself.  We both thought it was quite nice.  It has a pleasant lemon flavor which we thought was even more pronounced the second day. 

Gil, our resident orangey, decided that he wanted to represent the felines this time around.  Alas, it turns out that he is not a fan of citrus.

"Why?  WHY???"

Rejected lemon filling and a harrumph.

It was great fun to be able to participate in another Pieathalon.  Thanks to Yinzerella at Dinner is Served 1972 for organizing this once again! 

Now go check out the rest of the pies!

Yinzerella at Dinner is Served 1972 is making Betty Crocker Sombrero Pie

Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla with Lattice Pineapple Pie

Dr. Bobb at Dr. Bobb's Kitschen tries out Empenada Mariscona

Kelly from Velveteen Lounge makes Chocolate Mint Prune Pie

Battenburg Belle of Kitchen Confidence with Sour Cream Apricot Pie

SS of A Book of Cookrye and Honey Fruit Pie

Jenny of Silver Screen Suppers makes the intriguing Party Pink Pie

Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm tries Cherry Blossom Pie

Surly from Vintage Recipe Cards gives Crumb Pie a try

Taryn of Retro Food for Modern Times with Easy as Pie Chicken Salad

Poppy Crocker of Grannie Pantries drew the short straw with my Avocado Lime Pie

Judy of Book Club Cookbook tests Pumpkin Pie with a Secret

and Greg of Recipes4Rebels gives Apple Crumb Pie a whirl