Sugar Producer

November/December 2020

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Page 8 of 31 9 PRO TIP: PREVENT SOGGY PIE CRUST Do your fruit-filling pies end up with soggy bottoms? Mix equal parts sugar and flour, and sprinkle it on your pie crust before adding the filling. This protective layer prevents liquid from making the crust soggy. Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe courtesy of the Home Baking Association Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Serves: 8-10 slices Ingredients One unbaked prepared pie crust 3 eggs ¼ cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ cup butter 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 1½ cups sugar Looking to switch it up this year? Try another, less traditional holiday pie. Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Lightly press the prepared pie crust into a springform pan and set aside. A pie plate can also be used. 3. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk and vanilla. Stir well. 4. In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Then stir in the cocoa and sugar and mix well. 5. Place a small amount of hot butter mixture in a glass measuring cup. Gently stir butter mixture into egg mixture, then slowly add the egg mixture to the remaining butter mixture. Remove from the stove heat. 6. Pour combined mixture into prepared crust. Bake for 45 minutes or until the center is set. Do not overbake (but don't worry if the top starts to crack). 1. Pumpkin 2. Apple 3. Pecan 4. Sweet Potato 5. Cherry Most popular Thanksgiving pies

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