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Red Raspberry PieRed Raspberry Pie

Ingredients:

  • Two 9-inch unbaked pastry pie crusts
  • 3 cups raspberries
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cook raspberries with water, sugar and cornstarch over medium heat until thick, stirring occasionally. Add lemon juice, butter and salt. Remove from heat. Let mixture cool in the refrigerator 30 minutes. Pour cooled mixture into unbaked pie crust. Cover with top crust and seal. Score top crust to vent. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees F. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and continue baking for 30 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, if desired.

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Vanilla Cream Pie

Vanilla Cream Pie

Ingredients:

  • One 9-inch baked pastry pie crust
  • 2 ½ cups milk, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • Dash of salt
  • 3 large egg yolks, beaten
  • Whipped cream

Bring 2 cups milk to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt together in a bowl. Stir in ½ cup milk. Add the egg yolks and mix well. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the boiling milk and bring back to a boil, stirring constantly. The pudding is ready when it coats the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat and let cool in bowl. Once the pudding is cooled, pour into the baked pie crust and refrigerate overnight, or until set. Top with thick layer of whipped cream. For an extra burst of flavor, add the seeds from half of a vanilla bean to the pudding. It not only tastes amazing, it also smell wonderful.

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THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.

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Old Fashioned Southern Chess Pie

Old Fashioned Southern Chess Pie

 Ingredients:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 ½ tbsp. cornmeal
  • 3 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust

 Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Melt the butter over low heat in a small saucepan. Add the sugar and stir to combine. Remove from the heat, and add the vinegar, cornmeal, eggs and vanilla, stirring well. Pour into the crust and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 300 degrees F, and bake for an additional 40 to 45 minutes or until the pie is set and golden brown. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

 Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.

 THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.

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Summer Pies

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie

  • 1/3 lb. butter or margarine
  • 6 oz. dry cocoa
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 1/3 cups white Karo syrup
  • 5 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 (10 inch) pie shell

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a saucepan melt butter. Add dry cocoa, sugar and oil. Stir until well blended. Add syrup, eggs, vanilla and pecans; mix well. Pour into pie shell and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Cool pie. Refrigerate overnight.

Serve chilled or slightly warm topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.

THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.

www.thasc.com