IDEA ALLEY_ Outdated newspapers ship recipes for Hickory Nut Pie

Recipes that seem in Concept Alley haven’t been examined by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

“Whereas visiting my mother in Fremont, Ohio, over the vacations I met a brand new buddy who used to reside in Joplin, [Mo.]” writes Tanya Collins. “He requested me if I would ever had hickory nut pie. He recalled loving this scrumptious dessert from Stevens Cider Mill that was in Jane, Mo. Actually, he mentioned if I might monitor down the recipe he would make one! I’m enlisting your assist to attempt to discover this recipe, or a recipe, for Hickory Nut pie.”

I might be improper, however I believe the restaurant Collins’ buddy is referring to is Stephenson’s Cider Mill or presumably Stephenson’s Apple Farm. I discovered no file of Stevens Cider Mill in Jane, Mo., however I did discover information articles that point out Stephenson’s. So far as hickory nut pie, all of the recipes I discovered sound fairly just like pecan pie, however with hickory nuts, which is not stunning in the event you bear in mind pecans are a member of the hickory household.

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In chronological order:

Arkansas Gazette, Dec. 6 1964 — “This ‘Nutty’ Story Is Fairly Tasty” by Maxine M. Wasson

An unnamed Washington County girl mused to Wasson:

“Hickory nuts are my favorites for the kernels are so candy and scrumptious tasting.

“I nonetheless get a hankering to exit into the quiet woods and race Mr. Squirrel and choose up the hickory nuts and tear off their four-parted husks and crack them and eat them within the autumn solar — or take them to the home and use the goodies in oldtime chocolate fudge or a hickory nut pie. I’ve an actual good recipe for hickory nut pie. You simply combine up one cup of darkish Karo syrup and one cup of white sugar. To this you add three calmly crushed complete eggs and a pinch of salt — about one-fourth of a teaspoonful — and one heaping teaspoonful of vanilla. To this you add one-fourth of melted butter. You are taking and put three-fourths cup of hickory nut goodies on an raw 9 inch pie shell and pour your mixings on the hickory nuts. Bake about an hour, kind of, in a average scorching oven.

“It is actually good consuming. I inform you, I do not imagine a physique might make a failure on this hickory nut pie.”

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Arkansas Democrat, Oct. 13, 1968 ‘”Hicker’ Nuts Good for Looking and Consuming” by Jewell Kirby Fitzhugh

Hickory Nut Pie

2 cups mild or darkish corn syrup

3 eggs, crushed

¼ cup butter, softened

1 tablespoon vanilla

½ cup creamy milk

¾ cup chopped hickory nut meats

Unbaked pie crust

Mix elements within the order given and pour into unbaked pie crust. Bake in average oven about half-hour, or till a silver knife inserted within the heart of pie comes out clear.

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Arkansas Democrat, Jan. 27, 1982 “Entrance Burner: How one can keep heat within the kitchen” by Kathy Harlan (Entrance Burner was the Democrat’s model of Concept Alley.)

“Dorothy Wright writes, ‘Mrs. Jo Landis of Fayetteville needed a recipe that makes use of hickory nuts. I’ve used the next for years.'”

Hickory Nut Pie

1 cup white corn syrup

1 cup white sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons softened margarine

3 tablespoons canned milk

1 cup hickory nuts

1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell, chilled (don’t use flavoring)

Combine all elements; including the nuts final. Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake at 350 levels for 40 to 45 minutes. Bake on decrease shelf in average oven. When pie is completed, outer edges of filling ought to be set, heart ought to be barely smooth. Ms. Wright says she makes use of the identical recipe for pecan pie, besides she provides a teaspoon of vanilla flavoring.

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