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    Marlborough Pie

    As you can see, I'm on an Irish kick this morning. I'm hoping to go there some day soon. Here's an old English/Irish recipe for an apple custard pie that looks yummy: https://www.kcrw.com/culture/shows/g...arlborough-pie. It's a little heavy on the dairy, but the sherry sounds like a nice finishing touch.

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    ​Sounds yummy with custard and bits of apple! There are some unusual pie recipes in my old recipe book as people used what they had available back in the day.

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    I am Irish, and I have never heard of, and have no knowledge of, this recipe being of Irish origins, least of all with such an English name. Would love to know your source.

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    I thought it was an old New England recipe. I have never tried it.

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    Sounds yummy. I will have to try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charley26 View Post
    I am Irish, and I have never heard of, and have no knowledge of, this recipe being of Irish origins, least of all with such an English name. Would love to know your source.
    I clicked the recipe link and this is what it said of the origin:

    "Marlborough Pie
    (From Amy Traverso’s Apple Lover’s Cookbook)
    I always assumed this dish was a Massachusetts native, associating it with Boston’s Marlborough Street, which is very posh and lined with nineteenth-century townhouses. I pictured some proper Bostonian’s clever cook inventing an apple custard pie and serving it at a dinner attended by Fannie Farmer, who took it from there (never mind that the godmother of American cooking didn’t travel in those circles).
    In reality, this custard pie filled with shredded apples and flavored with lemon and sherry goes back much further, first appearing in a 1660 British book, The Accomplisht Cook, written by a Paris-trained chef named Robert May. It traveled to the New World with the colonists and became hugely popular in Massachusetts, where it was also called Deerfield Pie."



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    Sorry...I had no intention of implying that this was an exclusive, Irish recipe. I was just referring to my day's searches for interesting Irish and English recipes.

    ~ C

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    I make an apple custard pie, except mine has regular sized slices of apple and no sherry. It's very good. Which reminds me, rhubarb custard pie is good and the rhubarb is getting ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tropit View Post
    Sorry...I had no intention of implying that this was an exclusive, Irish recipe. I was just referring to my day's searches for interesting Irish and English recipes.

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    No offence taken, and I may have been a little brusque in my reply. I have looked up that recipe, and it does seem quite tasty. Not known in Ireland though; here is a copy from a BBC history corner, according to this the recipe seems more American now!!

    https://www.historyextra.com/period/...-thanksgiving/

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    No matter where the recipe is from, it might taste really good
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