Marlborough Pie


We’re not going to have the South Carolina primary or Nevada caucus results until later, so let’s talk about something completely different: pie.

20160205_150139Mental Floss published an article by Jeff Wells back in January entitled “8 Forgotten Pie Recipes We Should Bring Back“. I was instantly fascinated. I love rediscovering old folkways, and everybody loves pie, so there was nothing not to like. Number 4, Shoofly Pie, is far from forgotten in Pennsylvania, but the rest I’d never heard of. So I made the Marlborough Pie, which has apple and custard for its filling.

I followed the recipe exactly, except for dicing the apple instead of grating it, mostly because I thought it would save time. I might try it again with the grater some other time. But the result was a decent pie that was not difficult to throw together. The apples’ tartness balanced the sweet custard nicely. There’s a recipe in Yankee magazine, if any of you want to give it a try.


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