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Last night I successfully made an Osgood pie from my family’s recipe! I tried this last year, but I didn’t have an oven thermometer and I didn’t know my oven was heating about 70 degrees hot, which made for a rather burnt pie (and everything else). My family had Osgood pie at the holidays along with pumpkin and apple, and I thought it was a regular holiday food until I was in my teens. According to Scott it may be one of those aquired tastes, but if you want to try the recipe follows.

osgood pie - layers

osgood pie - crispy top

The top is crunchy, as the pie bakes it separates into layers. The recipe is really easy, you just mix it together and pour it in a premade crust and it does the rest.

ozgood pie

Mix together:

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)

Fold in:

whites of 4 eggs, beaten stiff

Makes 2 pies. — Put in unbaked pie shell (just the bottom)

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.

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