ARCHIVES: Osgood Pie!



Hello faithful members! Did anyone notice that I didn’t actually include the name of the pie on last month’s card? I only wrote that it is “sometimes also called…” Anyway. That pie is called “Next Best Thing to Robert Redford Pie”.. Maybe you figured it out on your own?
Ok NEXT! So this month we’ve got a special treat for y’all. Since moving here to the “Hoosier” state, I’ve developed what you might call a fondness for names of unknown origin.
This month’s pie is a classic example. OSGOOD PIE is basically a slightly sour chess pie with raisins and nuts (please see the Feb 2005 pie for a lesson on the origin of the name “chess pie”). So some say Osgood is short for “Oh-So-Good”, while others think it was the name of the cook who invented the pie. Still others attribute the name to the location of origin of this recipe, the Ozarks. Well… whatever an Osgood is or isn’t… it’s a FINE ol’ pie recipe I can highly recommend.

You will need:
1 unbaked 9” pie shell.
Beat together until smooth: 1 C sugar + ½ C butter
Beat in: 1 tsp cinnamon + 1 tsp nutmeg + 3 TB vinegar + 4 egg yolks (beaten).
Fold in: 1 C raisins + 1 C chopped pecans or walnuts (you decide)
Beat until stiff: 4 egg whites.
Fold into raisin mixture.
Pour into crust and bake 350 degrees F for 45 min.