Shaker Recipe of the Month

Church Family Kitchen - Hancock Shaker Village
Kitchen of the Church Family, Hancock Shaker Village
Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly, September 1873

May 2017

Sour Cream Pie

1 cup brown sugar 2 egg yolks, beaten
1 tablespoon flour 1 tablespoon melted butter
1 1/2 teaspoons mixed spices 1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup raisins Unbaked 8” pie shell
1 cup sour cream 2 egg whites

Mix dry ingredients and raisins. To sour cream, add egg yolks and butter and flavoring. Stir into dry mixture and mix lightly, but thoroughly. Pour into an unbaked pie shell. Bake 10 minutes at 425° F. then reduce heat to 375° F. Bake about 20 minutes or until custard is firm and knife comes out clean when inserted in middle. Top with meringue made of beaten egg whites. Serves 6.

Enfield Shaker Village, New Hampshire


This and other Shaker recipes can be found in The Best of Shaker Cooking, by Amy Bess Miller and Persis Fuller (New York, NY, Macmillan Publishing Co., 1970). Used by permission.

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