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    Poor man's Pie

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    Mysterygirl's Note:

    I searched this out originally for a friend who wanted to recreate a pie from her childhood. Now I'm posting it for a request on the boards. I haven't made it, so let me know what you think about it.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. 2
      Line a large 9-inch pie plate with rolled out pastry dough, prick with a fork and bake for 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Remove from oven and reduce heat to 350°F.
    4. 4
      In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour and salt.
    5. 5
      Mix well and spread evenly over the bottom of the crust.
    6. 6
      Warm cream in the microwave, (warm, not hot) and then carefully pour the warmed cream over the sugar mixture, completely covering it.
    7. 7
      In bits, dab butter over the cream.
    8. 8
      Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes to an hour, or until golden spots form on the top.
    9. 9
      The filling will seem liquid but will become firmer as it cools.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 11, 2008


      Really good stuff. I followed the recipe exactly and made two pies. I baked it on a cookie sheet in case it overflowed. It has like a soft caramel taste and despite the large amount of sugar is not too sweet. I think some pecan halves lined at the bottom of the crust would take this pie over the top!

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    • on January 21, 2008


      I read about this pie in a story once and got intriguied by it, but I could never find a recipe that I thought would be credible or that sounded like the one I had read about until I found this one. I love it. When it cooled it was firm enough to eat without a fork and had a wonderfull taste to it. Making it was a breeze. The hardest thing aout it was the crust, but that just took more time to make than everything else. I used brown sugar and I sprinkled some cinnamon onto to after if was done and it made it taste like my mom's cinnamon rolls. Goes great with a glass of milk.

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    • on August 16, 2004


      My mom would always make poor mans pie whenever she had enough pie dough leftover. It was our favorite. Her version is similar to this recipe, she used milk instead of cream though and always added cinnamon. Definately use brown sugar, not white. Excellent! Kids will love this one.

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    Nutritional Facts for Poor man's Pie

    Serving Size: 1 (136 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 462.8
    Calories from Fat 222
    Total Fat 24.7 g
    Saturated Fat 13.2 g
    Cholesterol 54.8 mg
    Sodium 301.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 57.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 36.7 g
    Protein 4.1 g

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