Recollected Recipes

CUISINE OF CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE

January Edition

 

Pairs perfectly with Acadian Rappie Pie

 

This traditional Acadian treat is buttery, sweet, and has a custard-like consistency similar to flan. The best part about this old fashioned dessert is that it's miraculously simple. Sugar Pie or Tarte aux Sucre is a sticky-sweet recipe that can be enjoyed anytime. However, it is traditionally served on holidays and celebratory occasions. 

 

Often called 'desperation pie,' this recipe can be made inexpensively with ingredients already on hand. This easy one-bowl pie is a delightful combination of brown sugar and maple syrup with a classicly rich flavor.

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Choose your favorite ready-made pie crust from the store, or make your own. Simply combine butter, flour, milk, eggs, and brown sugar in a large bowl, and this sweet-treat can be ready in less than 30 minutes. 

 

Locals say the hallmark of this pie is 'the jiggle.' The center of the pie should be jiggly and the top browned. Excellent served warm from the oven, room temperature, or after refrigeration, Tarte aux Sucre partners perfectly with vanilla ice-cream, whipped cream, berries, and toasted nuts. Voila! 

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