In advance preparation for Thanksgiving I present to you my family’s recipe for Ozgood Pie (sent by my mother, thanks mom!). This pie was always my favorite at holiday time and I didn’t realize that it isn’t a common pie until high school or so. You’ll find hundreds of recipes if you do a search on Google for “osgood pie” – but this one comes straight down from the females on my mother’s side. Ozgood, according to my family, does not stand for “all is good” or “oh so good” (as some google-found places will tell you) but for the place of the pie’s origin – the Ozarks. Do you have a family recipe? Share share!
4 egg yolks
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
1/4 cup butter
3 Tbsp. vinegar
1 cup raisins
1 cup pecans (chopped or broken)
whites of 4 eggs, beaten stiff
Makes 2 pies. — Put in unbaked pie shell (one crust)
This recipe’s cooking instructions were originally written for a wood-burning stove (in the Ozarks) and went: “Stoke the stove up for a hot temperature, put the pie in, and let the fire die down to medium.”
Now we just say — preheat oven to 475 degrees, put the pie in and turn the temperature down to 375 degrees immediately. Bake 30-40 minutes until top is an even brown.