Grandma's old fashioned pie recipes make traditional pies bursting with the flavor of fresh ingredients encased in a light, flaky pastry. This is the way pie was meant to be made and enjoyed.
Select an old fashioned pie recipe and make a delicious dessert pie for your family tonight that's sure to taste delicious!
Pies have been a beloved dessert for centuries, with roots dating from the ancient Greeks. As early as 200 B.C., the Greeks baked pies in a thick, bread-like crust. After the Romans conquered Greece, they introduced this recipe to Roman citizens and much of Europe.
At first, pies were mostly filled with meat. However, it wasn't until after the Crusaders returned to Europe in the 12th century with a taste for Arab confections that honey, sugar, and fruits began to be incorporated into these delicious treats.
The first all-fruit pies became popularized in England during the 1500s when Queen Elizabeth I grew quite fond of them. Elizabeth also loved her tarts highly sweetened with sugar, and chefs employed by nobility developed numerous recipes for fruit-filled pastries.
Nowadays, we continue to love pies just as much as our ancestors did centuries ago. In fact, many of us consider pie one of the most traditional and best-tasting desserts around.
And with our modern ovens, finer flours, refined sugars, and a greater variety of fruits, they now taste better than ever. I don't know about you, but I have yet to taste a pie that I didn't like!
In our old farmhouse kitchen while growing up, there was nothing more inviting than several freshly baked pies cooling on the window sill filling the room with their sweet fragrances. That's why I am so excited to share my grandma's favorite old fashioned pie recipes with you.
These are some of the best old fashioned pie recipes ever published! Generations of cooks have treasured them, and now you can add them to your own collection too!
But wait — there's more! No good pie is complete without a flaky crust. Homemade crusts are extra special and Grandma's flaky pie crust recipes will make your pie deliciously different from store-bought ones.
So go ahead — indulge yourself by following these mouthwatering recipes for homemade pies and experience those wonderful nostalgic times right in your own kitchen!