Since I took a bit of a blogging break last week, I am already behind with posting Mr. Bee’s pies.  If you want the first story on how this pie thing started go here.  Always gifted with one slice missing so we can check quality assurance…and get a slice of pie to eat.

Last week, Mr. Bee made a Vinegar Pie and gifted it to our neighbor Paul.  I met his wife Tricia almost ten years ago after we moved into our house.  I was outside gardening and she walked by and took the time to introduce herself.  She has such a warm, loving personality to match Paul’s and we instantly became friends.  They are part of our monthly neighborly gatherings with six other couples on our street.  Paul and Tricia have been in our prayers over the last year from health issues he’s so courageously battled with his strong faith and we thought Paul could use a pie boost.  It was an honor for Paul to be the first recipient of Mr. Bee’s pie journey.

12/10/2017  Old Time Vinegar Pie

Born from hard times, vinegar takes the place of milk or cream, creating this unpretentious pie that remains a favorite at Southern down-home dinners.


Prepare a 9 inch pie plate with your crust, unbaked.

4 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 1/2 cups of sugar

1/2 cup butter, melted

3 TBL apple cider vinegar or white vinegar

1 tsp. vanilla extract.


Preheat oven to 350.  Whisk together eggs and next 4 ingredients.  Pour into unbaked pie crust.  Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until set and a golden brown.  Remove from oven to a wire rack, and cool completely (about 2 hours).

His margin notes:  Forgot to put salt in the pie crust recipe.  Put it in the filling instead.  The pie was not bad if you were out of milk or couldn’t get any.  Very similar to a buttermilk pie.  Paul Alexander texted me to say he really liked it.  Interestingly enough, he thought it tasted lemony, but there was no lemon added.  Perhaps the vinegar essence?

Next week:  Pies for the church staff party…