Pioneer Pie

Pioneer Pie

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Pioneer Pie - vintage advertisement recipe from Heinz Vinegar


1 baked 8-inch or 9-inch pie shell
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch (or 1/3 cup flour)
1 1/2 cups hot water
2 to 4 tablespoons Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2 eggs, separated
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup sugar


Prepare and bake pie shell.  Mix sugar with cornstarch in saucepan.  Stir in water and next two ingredients.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture is very thick.  Remove from heat.  Beat egg yolks until thick, stir a small amount of hot mixture into yolks; return to saucepan.  Stirring constantly, simmer 3 minutes.  Pour into pie shell.  Cool.  Heat over to 350-degrees (moderate).  Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until frothy.  Gradually beat in sugar.  Continue beating until stiff and glossy.  Spread meringue over cooled filling, sealing it to the edge of crust.  Bake 10-12 minutes.  

Makes 1 8-inch or 9-inch pie. 

Heinz Vinegar Advertisement 

This Pioneer Pie recipe -- or Vinegar Pie -- is from a vintage advertisement from Heinz Vinegar.  From looking at the graphics, I would guess the printed piece is from the late 1950's or 1960's.  

The reverse side of the advertisement contains recipes for Ceasar Salad, Shish Kabobs, Broiled Shrimp, Basil Bacon Sauce, Sweet Sour Short Ribs, and Marinated Chicken. 

Vintage advertisement for Heinz Vinegar


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