Sunday, July 25, 2010

Grandma Ruby's Norwegian Pie

I almost didn't get any photographic evidence of this pie.
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Three minutes after this picture was taken, this piece completely vaporized.
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So mysterious.
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SO delicious.
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I am the lucky keeper of many of my Grandma Ruby's old recipes. Written by her hand. Her handwriting. Recipe cards yellowed by years. Stained. Wonderful.
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I've decided it's time to start testing them out. Many of the things she used to make or bake most often are already in my cooking arsenal. I'm determined to test some of the ones I don't remember. This pie was one of them. And hallelujah, it was good.
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Norwegian Pie:
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Mix 1 c flour and 1/2 cup butter - pat into bottom of pie plate and bake 20 min. (350 degrees)
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Add:
2 eggs beaten
1 1/2 c br. sugar
1 c chopped walnuts
1/2 c coconut
3 tbsp flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
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Bake 20 more minutes
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Frost with pow'd sugar frosting. (I used sweetened condensed milk because it is a gift from the Lord.)
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Now the recipe didn't give an oven temp, but I decided it must be 350. And that worked for me. It didn't tell me to let it set for a few hours, which I should have. Instead, I let it sit on the counter to cool for about 10 minutes before I couldn't take it any longer. The pie was fantastic, but gooey. The half that survived the night in the fridge set up beautifully. When I make it again, I'll give it several hours of set up before it needs to be served. If I can help myself. (Self control is a fruit of the Spirit...praying on that today.)
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As I try more of these, I'll post them and the results.
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Next up: Danish Pastry
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(Did I mention I passed my glucose test?)

4 comments:

the lady of the house said...

oh my, that looks dangerous!

Come on over to herhousehold.blogspot.com - I'm having a giveaway and I'd love to invite everyone I can to come over and try and win!

Happy Week!

poppa said...

I sure miss her, we were blessed to have her in our lives

kara said...

I sure miss Ruby too! This pie looks wonderful..can almost see her serving it on a 'fancy' plate and drinking coffee out of one of her 'fancy' cups. Happy eating!

Albert Teng said...

I kinda what to try to try the norwegian pie but there is no mention of butter in the ingredient except for the pastry. Is there an omission or that it is what it is?!