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Depression pie
From The Collectors Newsletter #468 October 2006 (10-23-2006)

Cathy requested a recipe for " Depression pie" here
are some of the responses that came in.
If you have a variation of these recipes that you would like to share with our
readers, send them to us at recipes@tias.com
Be sure to also check out this weeks recipe request, below.

1 unbaked pie shell
2/3 cup oats, uncooked
2/3 cup light corn syrup
2/3 cup sugar, white or brown
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs beaten
2/3 cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
Pour mixture into pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Ree Nee

--Another recipe--

Shoofly Pie

This is a recipe leftover from the depression some of you may remember it.

one and one half cups sifted flour
one-half cup granulated sugar
one-half cup brown sugar
one-half cup shortening
one-fourth teaspoon salt
one-half teaspoon nutmeg
one-half teaspoon cinnamon
one-half teaspoon ginger
one-half teaspoon soda
three-fourth cup hot water
three-fourth cup molasses or sorghum

Make crumbs by combining flour, sugar,nutmeg,ginger,cinnamon,shortening
Dissolve soda in hot water and combine with molasses OR sorghum --mix
all ingredients together. Pour into crust. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes
Lower heat to 350 degrees and bake 30 to 40 minutes longer OR until
filling is firm. You can use all brown sugar IF you use sorghum

--Another Recipe--

Oatmeal Pie

3 eggs, beaten 1 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup white sugar 2/3 cup oatmeal
2/3 cup coconut 1/2 cup milk
2 Tblsp. melted margarine 1 tsp. vanilla
Mix together & put in unbaked pie shell. Bake 45-50 minutes at 375.
I received this recipe from a lady when I was cooking at a church camp 25
years ago. We also had a recipe for baked oatmeal which is delicious for
breakfast! Eleanor J. Stump

--Another Recipe--
Oatmeal Pie (Mock Pecan)

2 eggs
1 stick melted butter or margarine
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup white Karo syrup
2/3 cup uncooked oatmeal

Stir together the ingredients and pour into unbaked pie shell.
Bake at 350 oven until brown and firm, about 45 minutes. Pauline
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