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Vinegar Pie www.loavesanddishes.net
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Vinegar Pie

This delightful old chess style pie uses simple ingredients that you probably already have on the shelf.  Give it a try and see what you think!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: America
Keyword: Vinegar Pie
Servings: 8
Calories: 366kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust the red box brand is best
  • 1/2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tbs Flour all purpose is fine
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 eggs beaten well
  • ¼ Cup melted sweet cream unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbs heavy cream
  • 1 Tbs apple cider vinegar you can use white vinegar if that is what you have - any vinegar will work except balsamic


  • Preheat the oven to 350. Place your pie crust into your pie plate and pinch the edges for decoration.
  • In a small bowl mix together the sugar, flour and salt with a whisk to remove any possible lumps.
  • In a medium bowl, using a whisk (you can use the same one), whisk the three eggs until they are a homogenous color or till you would say they are well beaten. Then add the melted butter and milk. If the butter is still hot from melting add it slowly while you stir everything else otherwise, your butter will cook your eggs - ew.  Add the vinegar and stir it into the other ingredients.
  • Pour your small bowl content (sugar mix) into your medium bowl and mix together well with a large wooden spoon. Mix until is is thick and smooth.
  • Pour this mixture into your prepared pie crust and bake on the bottom rack of your oven for 30 minutes. Half way through baking, turn the pie half way around to even brown the top. The pie is done with the pie is a little puffy and wiggles only a little when you gently shake the pan. In my oven, this was about 35 minutes, in your oven, it could take 45. Start checking at 30 minutes.
  • Cool the pie well before serving.  you want it to be room temp or even chilled in the fridge.


  • The pie plate seen in this image is fairly shallow - about 1 1/2 inches deep. 
  • If you use a deep dish pie plate, the contents will probably fill it up about 1/2 way.  You could always double the pie ingredients but you will need to adjust the baking time.
  • When adding hot butter to the recipe, you will want to add it very slowly so as not to cook the eggs.  
  • If you seriously LOVE apple cider vinegar, it is ok to add as much as 1/4 cup but this makes for a much stronger apple cider vinegar flavor to your pie. 
  • The pie is done when you can shake the edge of the pie and it only jiggles slightly in the center like jello. 


Calories: 366kcal