Doris was the younger of the two and was my grammy. Just thinking about her makes me smile. She was an amazing woman who raised four boys and one girl (my mom)... and perhaps her biggest challenge—my Grampa (who was quite a handful in his earlier years...). I could go on for quite awhile about all the Sartor women, but this post is to introduce a couple of their recipes. Each week I'll post another (Alma's divinity, Grammy's red devil's food cake with 7-minute frosting, etc.)
This week, we'll begin at the beginning with "Mom" Sartor's pie...
1/3 c flour
2/3 c sugar
1/4 t. salt
2 c milk
3 slightly beaten egg yolks
2 T. butter
1/2 t. vanilla
Whisk in saucepan and cook until thickened.
Top custard with meringue. For meringue whip to stiff peaks:
3 egg whites
6 T. sugar
Bake your pie shell, slice 2 bananas into the bottom, top with cooked custard, then meringue and brown in oven.
And, the much coveted recipe for her pie crust...fairly straightforward, but she baked with love which always adds a little something.
Dehlia Sartor's Pie Dough
Again I do it from scratch. For 1 pie
1 cup flour
3/4 cup Crisco or shortening whatever you have I like Crisco best.
1 tsp salt and just enough cold water to make it stick together. Mix shortening & flour & salt together first then add water and roll out.