Depression Time Water Pie

This dessert that was popular at a time when no one had money to spend on sweets, is making a big comeback. This is called a water pie, but it has much more flavor to it than water does.

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This pie takes very few ingredients which are likely in your pantry now. This Pie was considered to be a feat of magic back in the Great Depression era.

This dessert is one of many that came about when people had no money to spend on frivolous items. Sweets were considered to be frivolous.

However, mothers everywhere will agree that they feel the need to treat their families with special desserts every once in a while.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Is this pie economical?

This dessert is more than economical. It takes pennies to make it, which is the only reason it is a dessert.

            How can the pie have flavor if it is a Water pie?

There is more than just water in the pie, a few added ingredients will boost that water into a magical filling for a delicious pie.

            How do I store this pie?

This pie should be wrapped tightly with plastic wrap and placed in the refrigerator. It will last for 2 to 3 days.

            Can I freeze the Water Pie?

It should be okay to freeze, but I would be concerned with the texture when the pie thaws.

What do you need to make Depression Time Water Pie

            1 deep dish pie crust, plain style and unbaked

            1 ½ cups water

            1 cup granulated sugar

            4 tbsp flour

            2 tsp Vanilla extract

            ½ tsp salt

            5 tbsp butter, sliced

How to make Depression Time Water Pie

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 400*

Place the pie crust on a baking sheet

Pour 1 ½ cups water into the pie crust

In a small bowl whisk the sugar, salt and the flour together

SECOND STEP:

Sprinkle this mix evenly over the water in the pie crust

Drizzle the vanilla extract over the pie

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Evenly place the slices of butter on the pie

THIRD STEP:

Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes

Remove from the oven and reduce the temperature to 375*

Return the pie to the oven and continue to bake for an additional  30 minutes

Cover the crust with foil if it browns too quickly

Remove the pie from the oven

It will still seem watery, but will set as it cools

Cool to room temperature then place in the refrigerator to chill before serving

Enjoy!

YUM!

Depression Time Water Pie

Depression Time Water Pie

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  •             1 deep dish pie crust, plain style and unbaked
  •             1 ½ cups water
  •             1 cup granulated sugar
  •             4 tbsp flour
  •             2 tsp Vanilla extract
  •             ½ tsp salt
  •             5 tbsp butter, sliced

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 400*

Place the pie crust on a baking sheet

Pour 1 ½ cups water into the pie crust

In a small bowl whisk the sugar, salt and the flour together

SECOND STEP:

Sprinkle this mix evenly over the water in the pie crust

Drizzle the vanilla extract over the pie

Evenly place the slices of butter on the pie

THIRD STEP:

Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes

Remove from the oven and reduce the temperature to 375*

Return the pie to the oven and continue to bake for an additional  30 minutes

Cover the crust with foil if it browns too quickly

Remove the pie from the oven

It will still seem watery, but will set as it cools

Cool to room temperature then place in the refrigerator to chill before serving

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 6gSodium: 264mgCarbohydrates: 128gSugar: 14gProtein: 6g