Sunday, March 13, 2011

Granny's Mock Pies

Granny's Mock Pecan Pie

2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup melted non dairy margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 eggs, well beaten
1 cup cooked pinto beans, mashed
1 unbaked gluten free pie crust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl add the sugar, margarine, eggs and vanilla and mix for 2 minutes at medium speed. stir in the beans. Pour into a pie crust. Bake for 45 minutes.

Granny's Mock Apple Pie (non-gluten free)

1 ½ Cups Sugar
2 Cups Cold Water
2 teaspoons Cream of Tarter
20 Ritz Crackers
½ teaspoon Lemon Juice
non dairy margarine
1 unbaked pie crust.

Put sugar, water, cream of tarter in small sauce pan. Do NOT stir. Bring to boil then add crackers.
Boil for 2 minutes add lemon juice, then pour in  a 9-inch pie crust. Add margarine and cinnamon on top of crust. Bake at 425degrees

Both of these pies will surprise you in their taste and appearance - they look and taste like the real thing! These recipes were handed down to my great grandmother from her grandmother.

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