There has been a bit of chatter lately on our family Reunion
Facebook page, about raspberry pie!
Raspberries are in full season over here and thanks to my cousin Ruthann I just got so hungry for this pie. She also reminded us of the raspberry crumb pie mom used to make.
That will have to be my next one ...
My mother made the best pies in her "old" granite pie plates
and this one is from her:
|I am fortunate to have inherited a few of mom's pie plates!|
Years ago I began collecting family recipes for a cookbook
that still needs to be finished - I'll get it done one of these years hopefully.
This pie recipe was submitted for the cookbook by my nephew Nick.
I think my dear mom's cooking is what her grandchildren remember the most.
It was always delicious and made with lots and lots of heaping love.
Grandma’s Raspberry Custard Pie
Pinch of Salt
2 Tbsp. heaping brown sugar
1 Tbsp. heaping Flour
2 Cups whole milk
Beat eggs, add salt, sugar and flour
Put fruit in pie shell, pour custard mixture over top.
This is my personal favourite of Grandma’s pies. I got this recipe from Aunt Evelyn one summer after finding a bumper crop of raspberries in the old barn yard at our place in Kenilworth. One bite and I thought I was back at Grandma’s house for one of her famous Sunday dinners!
It turned out not too bad.
Although when I opened the oven door - the smoke alarm went off.
I think it ran over a wee bit due to not really knowing what temperature to bake it at, instructions that were sometimes missing from mom's recipes.
I baked it at 475F for 5 minutes and then at 425F for another 30 minutes.
BTW when she said "heaping" she meant heaping!
I love raspberries and especially when they are served in a pie!
Meanwhile today, my little love came for a quick visit.
We had such fun, making homemade noodles and then eating them.
There was even some time to play outside for a spell. A nice way to try to stay cool on this hot summer day.
I am still learning how to make pasta and was trying to figure out how I could hang it up to dry when it occurred to me that the divider rack from our old freezer would do the trick!
So glad I didn't throw it out ...
Till next time ..... stay safe this holiday weekend and stay cool.