Sister Lizzie’s Shaker Sugar Pie
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Information from a blog covering Warren County Ohio:
Sister Lizzie hailed from the Kentucky Shaker community known as South Union and Ohio Lemon Pie came from North Union the Shaker community near Cleveland.
The Shakers had to feed a lot of people good wholesome food so they could work hard on their farms.
They wasted nothing and so made sure the food was tasty so it would all be eaten.
More information from The Food Dictator:
A recipe for Sister Lizzie’s Sugar Pie appears in The Best of Shaker Cooking by Amy Bess Williams Miller and Persis Wellington Fuller.
The historian at Shaker Hill is unfamiliar with the pie among the foodways of the Western community, of which the short-lived Indiana community (1810-1827) was a part.
She doubts that its origins lie in the western community.
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Sister Lizzie’s Shaker Sugar Pie Recipe
- unbaked pie shell
- 1 cup brown sugar (optional to use white)
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 3/4 cup light cream
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- grated nutmeg
- Mix flour and sugar
- Pour into unbaked pie shell
- Mix cream, vanilla, and butter in small pieces and pour over sugar mixture
- Sprinkle with nutmeg
- Bake at 350 degrees for 40 - 45 minutes or until sets like custard
- Stand 1/2 - 1 hour before serving
- Historic Warren County Ohio – http://historicwarrencountyohio.blogspot.com/2012/06/shaker-pies.html
- The Food Dictator – http://www.thefooddictator.com/the-hirshon-hoosier-sugar-cream-pie/