Hi Flour Girl,
I looked for a sweet potato pie in the Rose’s Pie and Pastry cookbook. Also searched google and found Prettycake’s thread, talking about pressed crusts. I think she was talking about a shortbread crust that she thought would work well with a sweet potato pie.
Speaking of crusts, I didn’t do a very good job last night, while mixing Rose’s Deluxe Pie Crust recipe. I froze the cubed butter, put the flour mix in the freezer, made sure I had ice water, etc. Somehow, while in the food processor, I wasn’t seeing the mixture form into the size of small lima beans, but I continued and when I added the water and cider vinegar, it was obvious something was wrong. It definitely needed more flour, but the harder I tried to fix it, the worse it got.
Well, the fruit was draining in the colander and I figured I’d better do something instead of giving up for the evening. So, to be safe, I made the ‘easy’ cream cheese crust recipe I’d used before without any problems, ha!! I didn’t roll it out thin enough so it was not flaky at all. I think it was one of those night when I should have gust stayed out of the kitchen.
That Back in the day cookbook is pretty cool. I might have to get that one. I tried to find the PB&J bar recipe on line.
So, I’m glad you enjoyed your sweet potato pie. It is my favorite!
I’m sorry you had such difficulty with your pie crust. There is a section of this forum devoted to pies. The members here are so informed and talented. I’m sure they can help you.
My pie crust from Back In The Day was good but not without issues. I made the bottom too thick and the sides too thin. When I went to remove the pie from the oven I held onto the lip of the pie plate and accidentally removed the crust from under my grip on both sides. Pies take practice in my opinion.
Here is the recipe for PB & J Bars from Back In The Day:
The book is EXCELLENT! Everything I made has been over-the-top delicious. All my guests were actually taken by surprise by how delicious these bars were.
I made several things from that book for Christmas. The Sweet Potato Pie, The PB&G Bars and the Rhubarb And Strawberry Crisp. Everything a winner.
I hesitated for a year before buying this book. At first glance the recipes seemed to contain too much of the things I consider unhealthy; but, when I compared recipes to my favs in other books, the butter was equal to streusel cakes I make on a regular basis.
I certainly intend to avoid the recipes which have an excess of the ingredients I consider unhealthy but I already do that with every book I own.
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