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Polish-American Cabbage Pie

This is a wonderful example of American born cooks recreation of their Polish mothers or grandmothers cooking. My grandmother never used a written recipe, she measured with her hands, fingers and eyes. The amount of cabbage is my eyeball measurement of a head of chopped cabbage.

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp, remove, drain on paper towels and crumble.
  • Pour off and reserve bacon drippings.
  • Brown pork, drain and set aside.
  • Add bacon drippings, cabbage and onion to the skillet, cook stirring frequently until cabbage is crispy tender.
  • Add bacon, pork, sour cream, salt and pepper and combine.
  • Line a 9 inch pie pan with one of the pie crusts, add half of the cabbage mixture and top with cheese slices.
  • Add the remaining cabbage and cover with the remaining pie crust.
  • Seal and flute the pie crust edges, cut slits in the top crust and bake on a cookie sheet for 45 minutes.
  • Let sit 10-15 minutes before serving.
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"This is a wonderful example of American born cooks recreation of their Polish mothers or grandmothers cooking. My grandmother never used a written recipe, she measured with her hands, fingers and eyes. The amount of cabbage is my eyeball measurement of a head of chopped cabbage."
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  1. xidmary
    This was so good!!! It does make a large pie. I will need to downsize the recipe for just the two of us. I live at a high altitude so baked at 425 degrees for 15 min then 375 degrees for 30 plus min. I kind of lost track of the time. I kept the edges of pie crust covered until the last few minutes of baking time. Before baking I brushed the crust with an egg /water mixture. Thanks
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  2. Darkhunter
    Thanks for a great tasting recipe. Nobody in my family could find anything negative to say about this. Will have again and again over the years, I'm sure. Thanks again.
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  3. DRS5006
    This pie was easy and delicious. I'm amazed how a minimal amount of ingredients can create an amazingly flavorful and satisfying dish. I followed Carol's Polish grandmother's recipe above but brushed the top of the crust with some sour cream in tribute to my Polish grandmother who never let a crust cook without some dairy to moisten it. Great is certainly open to any chef's creativity. This recipe is a keeper.
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  4. Rita1652
    A wonderful presentation.This makes a very full pie. Carol this was just great. Since bacon was in the mixture I used all beef. I added 1/2 cup ketchup and 1 teaspoon crushed caraway seed to the mixture. Then brushed the top crust with buttermilk and sprinkled some caraway on top.I baked the first 15 minutes in a 425 degree oven then the last 30 minutes at 350 degrees.I did place the pie dish on a baking sheet which caught the drippings that bubbled over. Thanks from my Husband too!
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  5. Lorac
    This is a wonderful example of American born cooks recreation of their Polish mothers or grandmothers cooking. My grandmother never used a written recipe, she measured with her hands, fingers and eyes. The amount of cabbage is my eyeball measurement of a head of chopped cabbage.
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