Vinegar Pie

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Vinegar Pie is an old-fashioned pie recipe that makes the perfect ending to any southern meal. Dating back to the mid-19th century, this custard-based pie is flavored with a little apple cider vinegar.

Vinegar Pie recipe

 

The name may not sound very enticing, but this is one deliciously sweet pie with a creamy texture and a little tang. Similar to a buttermilk pie or chess pie. The acidity from the vinegar actually makes the pie taste a little like lemon pie. In fact, Vinegar Pie is sometimes referred to as the poor man’s lemon pie. One bite and it is sure to become a favorite.

Vinegar Pie- an easy old-fashioned pie

 

Pies are one of my favorite desserts. You just can’t beat a buttery crust. You can use either a refrigerated pie crust or a homemade pie crust for this pie. The filling is a simple mixture of eggs, butter, apple cider vinegar, a little flour for thickening, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.  All ingredients that you are likely to already have on hand. Everything gets mixed together in a large bowl and then poured onto the pie crust and baked for 25 minutes. It really couldn’t be easier.

Vinegar Pie Recipe Tips:

Let the pie cool completely before slicing. I think it tastes best either served chilled or at room temperature. Leftovers should be refrigerated.

Vinegar Pie recipe

More Old-Fashioned Southern Pies

Vinegar Pie recipe

Vinegar Pie

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: easy pie recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 382kcal
Vinegar Pie is an old-fashioned pie recipe that makes the perfect ending to any southern meal. Dating back to the mid-19th century, this custard-based pie is flavored with a little apple cider vinegar.

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Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons cider cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust (use homemade pie crust or a refrigerated pie crust)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients until mixed well.
  • Pour into prepared pie crust.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.

Notes

Let pie cool completely before slicing.
Tastes best served at room temperature or chilled.

Nutrition

Calories: 382kcal

Slice of pie with whipped cream on top.

2 thoughts on “Vinegar Pie

  1. I followed the recipe exactly and got a burned pie… Shouldn’t it cook at a lower temperature for a longer time?

    1. HA! I saw this as I was watching my pie turn a very dark brown in the oven. I had covered the edges with aluminum paper but not the top. Admitedly the vinegar pies I’ve had in the past were always brown not light as most are pictured on-line. But I was still getting nervous. Specially when I looked at another similar recipe and they cooked it another additional 10-15 minutes at 375 after the first 25 min at the higher temp. I put a layer of aluminum paper across the top and that immediately stopped the browning process. My pie seemed a little too jiggly at the 25 min mark so I was able to cook it longer as mentioned above. The pie was incredible. Next time I’ll cover with alum paper sooner and cook it the extra time also.
      Best regards.

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