Grandma's old fashioned pie recipes make the best homemade dessert pies you have ever tasted. You can 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 yours will taste just like Grandma's.
Pies and tarts continue to be popular desserts in our day. And with our modern ovens, finer flours, refined sugars, and a greater variety of fruits, they now taste better than ever. Guaranteed delicious!
Select one of the old fashioned pie recipes below and easily make a delicious treat for your family tonight.
How to Make Pies
Pie making likely began around 200 B.C. with the Greeks who baked them sometimes in a thick, bread-like crust. After the Romans conquered Greece, they introduced the Greek recipe for pie to Roman citizens and to much of the European continent.
Early pies were mostly made with a meat filling, however, and it was not 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.
The first all-fruit pies became popularized in England during the 1500s, and it's well known that Queen Elizabeth the First grew quite fond of them.
Elizabeth also loved all manners of tarts highly sweetened with sugar. Numerous recipes were developed by chefs employed by the nobility, and fruit filled pastries became a pleasurable treat.
All the world loves a pie. Many of us consider it to be one of the most traditional and best-tasting desserts, and we can all name our favorite kind. As for me, I simply love them all. I have yet to taste a pie I didn't like!
Our old farmhouse kitchen never seemed more homey or inviting than when there were several freshly baked pies cooling on the window sill with their sweet, enticing fragrances filling the room.
Grandma's favorite recipes will allow you to experience those wonderful nostalgic times right in your own kitchen!
These are some of the best old fashioned pie recipes ever published. Generations of cooks have treasured them, and I know that you will love having them too.
There's also some flaky crust recipes to go with them. A
flaky homemade crust makes your pie deliciously different from store-bought. Homemade crusts are extra special.