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Thread: recipes with "odd" ingredients

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    Super Member Billi's Avatar
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    San Diego
    So everything about this thread got me interested in going through all of my family's old recipes. and then a found a gem. My parents belonged to a national organization the fleet reserve association. (if you are curious) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleet_Reserve_Association.
    One of the fund raisers was a cookbook they put together from several of their members. The one I have was the first printing that they went through and corrected before doing a mass printing for sale. It's actually very cool all the hand written notes on several of the recipes with corrections of amounts or ingredients. This book was done in the mid to late 50's and was well used in my family. I clearly remember pulling this book out and making my first shepherds pie. Every Christmas it was brought out to make fruit cake and fudge, I use that recipe to this day. I also still use the recipe for potato salad dressing. Some things Just can't be improved on. So looking through this book I found the tomato soup cake recipe I know we used and a moc apple pie that doesn't look like the one mom made we used ritz crackers and ......well to be honest this page was just to clean compared to all the recipes I know we used. But I thought I would share it anyway.

    Tomato soup cake
    1 cup sugar
    1/2 cup butter
    1 can tomato soup
    1 tsp baking soda
    2 cups flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp ground cloves
    1 tsp nutmeg
    2 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 tsp salt

    Mix baking soda with tomato soup right in the can, set aside.
    Cream together butter and sugar, add the soup mixture and mix.
    Mix in all the rest of the ingredients.

    Pour batter into a greased 9 in square pan, bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes
    Let cool and frost with basic confectioners sugar icing.

    Apple pie without apples

    1 1/2 cups water
    1 1/2 cups supar
    1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
    1 1/2 cups salted crackers broken up
    1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    1 1/2 tsp nutmeg

    Boil water sugar and cream of tartar for 2 minutes
    Stir in crackers, cinnamon, and nutmeg
    Place in unbanked pie shell, top with crust and bake at 425 oven for 15 minutes then reduce to 375 and bake till golden brown.
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    Super Member ptquilts's Avatar
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    I have never had the "mock apple pie" with ritz crackers, however I have had one with Ritz crackers and nuts that is fabulous!!

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    New Hampshire & Maine
    I used to make a pie using lime jello, ginger ale, vanilla ice cream and cool whip.

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    Super Member ShowMama's Avatar
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    Feb 2010
    Central Texas
    Originally Posted by ShowMama I have a recipe for Pinto Bean Pie that won me a trophy at a pinto bean cookoff many years ago. It's very similar to chocolate pie.

    I've also made Mock Coconut Pie using spaghetti squash instead of coconut. You couldn't tell the difference from the real thing.

    "Those sound fun too care to share them?"

    Sorry, but I was unble to find my Pinto Bean Pie recipe. I haven't made it in years and can't imagine where that recipe could be. But I'll keep looking.

    I did find the Mock Coconut / Spaghetti Squash Pie recipe. Here it is.

    Spaghetti Squash Pie

    1 medium spaghetti squash
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
    2 tablespoons flour
    1 cup evaporated milk
    1 cup water
    3 egg yolks, beaten
    5 tablespoons butter, melted
    1 teaspoon coconut extract
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 unbaked 10" pie shell

    Wash squash; cut in half and discard seeds. Place squash, cut side down, in Dutch oven; add 2" water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Cover & cook at a gentle boil for 25-30 minutes or till a fork easily pierces the squash. Carefully remove the squash from the pan, drain, and allow it to cool. Then using a fork remove the spaghetti from inside the squash. Measure 1 1/2 cups to be used in the pie.

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

    Combine the sugar, brown sugar, flour, milk, water, egg yolks, butter, and extracts, mixing well. Stir in the 1 1/2 cups of squash. Pour into the pie shell. Bake at 450 degrees for 5 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 40 minutes or till pie is set.
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    Super Member GingerK's Avatar
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    Ontario, Canada
    Billi, my family also made the tomato soup cake, but we added raisins and nuts to it. Tastes like a rich spice cake.
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    Super Member luv-e's Avatar
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    Southeast Ohio
    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    Oops ... one more. This one is my own creation (as far as I know as I've never seen it before)

    Raspberry, Walnut and Green Olive salad
    3 parts oil to 1 part Raspberry vinegar
    Finely chopped walnuts
    Salt (to taste)
    Pinch of sugar

    Mixed greens
    Chopped walnuts
    Chopped Green Pimento Olives
    This is good to omit the green olives and add strawberries...AWESOME!!
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    Super Member quilter1's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    I have never had the "mock apple pie" with ritz crackers, however I have had one with Ritz crackers and nuts that is fabulous!!
    I have made this recipe many times- it is wonderful.
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    Junior Member jokir44's Avatar
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    I've got a recipe for cookies with beans. As yet I haven't tried it but am told it tastes like oatmeal cookies.

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