Thursday, September 24, 2020

Early American Squash Pie (1841)

 "Pare, take out the seeds, and stew the squash till very soft and dry. Strain or rub it through a sieve or collander. 

"Mix this with good milk til it is thick as batter; sweeten it with sugar. Allow three eggs to a quart of milk, beat the eggs well, add them to the squash, and season with:
  • rose water
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg, or
  • whatever spice you like.
Line a pie-plate with crust, fill, and bake about an hour."

More "Lost" Early American Recipes
Acorn Bread (1776)
Thomas Jefferson's Macaroni and Cheese (1802)

(Origin - "Early American Cookery - The Good Housekeeper, 1841" by Sarah Josepha Hale, republished in 1996 by Dover Publications. Sarah Josepha Hale, 1788-1879, was an educator, author, and editor of 2 early American journals for women.)

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