May 30, 2024

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A good neighbor shares mom’s cake recipe

Recipes that look in Concept Alley have not been examined by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

DiPietro shares this recipe in reaction to Suzanne Kirchner’s ask for for Lemon Pecan Pie like that served at E’s Bistro on John F. Kennedy Boulevard in North Tiny Rock.

“The filling for this pie was tailored from the late Ruby Jones cookbook, ‘The Best of Ruby Jones,’ 1988 ed.,” DiPietro writes.

In accordance to the book jacket:

“Ruby Pierce Jones was born in 1902 and for about 72 decades, was a expert cook in the Pine Bluff, [Ark.] area. She even served troops all through WWll. Her restaurant grew to become a person of the most preferred in the point out and throughout the several years, the Jones Cafe gained several awards, and hosted nationally and internationally well known people.”

A footnote implies the crust recipe is from King Arthur Baking by way of the web site Cooking With Mamma C.

Simple Lemon Pie with Pecans


2 cups all-goal flour

1 teaspoon sugar

½ teaspoon salt

3/8 teaspoon baking powder (fill your 1/8 teaspoon 3 instances)

¼ cup milk

7 tablespoons olive oil (not more virgin)


5 tablespoons salted butter

4 big OR 3 added-large eggs

1 ¼ cups granulated sugar

¾ cup pecan halves or items

½ lemon

1 teaspoon lemon extract

Pinch salt

Heat oven to 300 degrees.

For the crust, whisk the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a 9-inch pie dish.

Whisk the milk and olive oil in a measuring cup and add the liquid to the pie dish. Toss with a fork to blend.

Push the dough evenly into the base and up the sides of the pie dish to type a crust. Crimp the edges with two fingers.

For the filling, melt the butter in a modest pan on the stove about medium-higher warmth. When it is melting, crack the eggs into a little mixing bowl. Increase the sugar and pecans to the bowl.

Incorporate the melted butter to the egg combination. Squeeze in the juice from the 50 percent a lemon. Add the lemon extract and salt.

Use a fork to stir until mixed. Pour the filling into the unbaked pie crust.

Bake the pie for 50-52 minutes, until the major is established and setting up to brown. Enable the pie interesting on a wire rack. Then refrigerate right up until set.

Provide chilled. It can be even far better the next day. Garnish with further pecans, if sought after. Retail outlet leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Can make 1 pie

“I have enjoyed Notion Alley for a lengthy time. The attached pineapple icing recipe was a stand-by for my Mom in the 1950s, when she threw with each other food items for a picnic lunch on the river, following church. I have bundled both her cake and the icing. She normally made it in a 9-by-13 pan. We by no means experienced leftovers from a picnic. No fork was demanded! I place the icing on ‘cake mix’ cakes these times,” Sandy Johnston writes.

Good Neighbor Cake With Pineapple Icing


¾ cup shortening

1 ½ cups granulated sugar

3 eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour

¼ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon baking soda

1 ¼ cups buttermilk

Pineapple Icing:

¾ cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons butter

1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple

Heat oven to 350 levels. Grease and flour a 9-by-13-inch cake pan or two 9-inch spherical cake pans.

In a medium bowl, sift the dry ingredients together.

In a independent bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Incorporate eggs one particular at time, beating effectively after every addition. Increase flour mixture alternately with buttermilk.

Location batter in pan(s) and bake 30 to 35 minutes.

In the meantime, in a little saucepan, blend the sugar and flour. Include the butter and crushed pineapple. Bring to a boil boil 1 minute. Pour over warm cake.

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