Vinegar Pie (Episode 4)

In this episode of She's Cookin', She's Folks new web series about troubling Midwestern food, Betsy digs into a classic "desperation pie" with the help of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the cast of Firebrand Theatre's 9 to 5 the Musical.

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VINEGAR PIE (Baked Method)
(makes two pies, God help us)
Pie crust - scratch or store bought
8 large eggs
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp kosher salt
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350. Mold pie crusts to 9" pie pans. Blind bake crusts, if you prefer.
Meanwhile, whisk eggs, sugar and salt together.
Slowly whisk in melted butter. Whisk in vinegar.
Pour into crusts and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes. Remove pie and let cool. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

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