Looking through old Amish cookbooks is, of course, something I enjoy. Recipes are a reflection of a culture and Amish culture is especially expressed through recipes. I was flipping through a cookbook from the family of Jonas Coblentz, an Amish family from Ohio. Family cookbooks are popular pastimes among the Amish, and with newer, cheaper printing technologies they’ve become even more so. So I was flipping through this cookbook packed full of interesting recipes when I came across one for Pie…It follows the recipes for buttermilk pie, pumpkin pie, caramel custard, and chess pie. It looks like a pretty simple recipe so maybe that’s why it’s just called Pie. If anyone out there wants to try it and let us know, maybe we can even assign it a more descriptive name!:) No amounts were given for the cinnamon and vanilla. So here is the recipe for Pie as published in the Jonas Coblentz family cookbook:
- 3 /4 cup sugar
- 1 /4 cup cornstarch
- 1 /2 cup margarine
- 2 1 /4 cup "rich milk"
- Cook together sugar, milk, and cornstarch. When thickened, add margarine and vanilla. Pour into a baked pie shell. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Chill