OLD FASHIONED WATER PIE – The Southern Girl Cooks

Don’t decide a recipe by its title! One might imagine a water pie, or because it’s generally known as, “despair pie,”  would lack taste, however you’d be unsuitable. This old school pie was made standard throughout the Nice Melancholy, and it’s all of the issues a pie ought to be…wealthy, candy, decadent, and you bought it,  straightforward!

Old Fashioned Water Pie - The Southern Lady Cooks

If you happen to like old school desserts, you would possibly need to make our Do Nothing Cake, Buttermilk Pie, or Blackberries and Dumplings.

❤️WHY WE LOVE WATER PIE

We love old school recipes, and this pie is certainly that. It got here out of the Nice Melancholy when house cooks needed to make do with what that they had.  It’s been my expertise that easy is sort of at all times higher, and this dessert qualifies. Flour, butter, vanilla, and naturally, water are what makes this do-it-yourself pie fabulous. As you possibly can see it has NO eggs! You gained’t imagine how straightforward it’s and it’s the proper dessert to serve for any gathering or vacation as a result of it must be made prematurely. 

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

Deep Dish Pie Crust-we prefer to make our personal utilizing THIS recipe, however you possibly can simply use a store-bought premade crust. Make certain that it’s a deep dish pie crust.

Water-this is a should. The water makes this a water pie. 

All-Goal Flour-this is a thickening agent.

White Granulated Sugar-this brings the sweetness!

Salt-you will certainly need to add this as a result of it helps convey out the candy flavors of this dessert.

Vanilla Extract-adds a lot taste for this dessert. You might use vanilla flavoring.

Butter-it can’t be buttery if we don’t add the butter. We use unsalted butter.

🥣KEY EQUIPMENT

One of many nice issues about this pie is that it takes little or no tools. You’ll want a deep dish pie plate and a mixing bowl. If you happen to suppose you’ll must cowl your pie crust to maintain it from browning an excessive amount of, ensure and have some aluminum foil shut by.

🥧HOW TO MAKE

You gained’t imagine how straightforward this pie is. You mainly combine, pour and bake! That’s it. It’s a must to love these easy desserts, and this one positively qualifies.

PREPARATIONS

Go forward and get your elements collectively and measured out. Let it sit out and attain room temperature for those who use a premade crust. If you happen to’re making your crust, go forward and make it.

COOKING STEPS

  1. Pour water into the raw pie shell.  I do know this sounds bizarre, however that is the way it’s completed. 
  2. Whisk collectively flour, sugar, and salt. 
  3. Sprinkle over water within the pie crust.  DO NOT STIR. 
  4. Drizzle on the vanilla extract and add butter pats on high of the pie. 
  5. Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for half-hour. Cut back warmth to 375 levels and proceed baking for 30 extra minutes.  
  6. Let pie cool fully after which cowl and place within the fridge. Pie will arrange because it cools and is refrigerated.  It’ll appear like it isn’t cooked when faraway from the oven. It’ll look watery within the heart; that’s the way it ought to look. It’ll arrange as soon as it’s chilly. 

⭐PRO TIP

🔺You may cowl the edges of the pie crust in case your crust is turning into too darkish. I haven’t had that problem with this pie, however all oven temperatures range and may bake in another way. 

🔺Resist the urge to serve this pie heat. It’s to be served chilly, and warming it up will trigger it to grow to be runny and unfastened once more. 

IF YOU LOVE THIS RECIPE

If you happen to love this pie, you’ll need to strive our Old-Fashioned Impossible Pie. It’s been round for years and years and has terrific opinions. It’s really easy; it doesn’t even require a crust. You may also strive our traditional Chess Pie. It’s completely scrumptious!

Old Fashioned Water Pie - The Southern Lady Cooks

❓FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What’s it presupposed to appear like when it’s completed baking?

Actually, there isn’t a specific method the pie ought to look when it’s completed baking. I like to recommend baking it for a full hour after which eradicating it to chill. It’ll positively look watery and unfastened, however that’s okay. As I mentioned, it’ll arrange because it cools and is refrigerated. 

Can this be made forward of time?

Sure, it is suggested that you simply make this pie forward of time due to the cooling course of. This pie will get higher the longer it sits. It will be superb to make it even two days earlier than serving.

What does this pie style like? 

Some will say it tastes like the center of a pecan pie however with out the corn syrup. I’ve additionally heard individuals describe it as having virtually a butterscotch style. It’s wealthy and decadent, and my household are big followers. 

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STORING AND REHEATING

Cowl the pie and retailer it within the fridge. It’ll maintain for a minimum of 5 days. Don’t reheat this pie. This pie is to be served chilled or at room temperature. 

Outdated Long-established Water Pie

The Southern Girl Cooks

This water pie is from the despair period and it is so good! Easy elements.

Prep Time 15 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 1 hour

Complete Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Course Dessert

Delicacies American, southern

  • 1 deep dish 9 inch pie crust raw
  • 1 1/2 cups faucet water
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons butter sliced
  • Pour water into raw pie shell.

  • Whisk collectively flour, sugar and salt. Sprinkle over water in pie crust. DO NOT STIR.

  • Drizzle on vanilla extract and add butter pats on high of pie. Bake in a preheated 400 diploma oven for half-hour.

  • Cut back warmth to 375 levels and proceed baking for 30 extra minutes.

  • Pie will arrange because it cools and is refrigerated.

  • It’ll appear like it isn’t cooked when faraway from oven however will arrange as soon as it’s chilly.

Key phrase Outdated Long-established Water Pie

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