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    Recipe wanted - Butter Pie

    I'm trying to find a recipe for Butter Pie which I think originates from Lancashire. I think I've eaten one once but it was described as a Potato and Butter Pie in the deli.

    It was damned nice but when I mention it to anyone I get blank stares and comments like 'urgh, that sound disgusting' or 'never heard of it.'

    Can anyone help, this has been bugging me for ages - years in fact

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    Re: Recipe wanted - Butter Pie

    Maybe if you play Paul McCartney's song "Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey" backwards you'll hear a recipe...
    "Admiral Halsey notified me/ He had to have a berth or he couldn't get to sea/ I had another look and i had a cup of tea and butter pie/ (the butter wouldn't melt so i put it in the pie)"
    sorry I couldn't help more, but this is the only time I've ever heard of it...
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    Re: Recipe wanted - Butter Pie

    Beat me to the punch! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Recipe wanted - Butter Pie

    I've never heard of it but I found a recipe on this webpage. I also copied and pasted the recipe here for you. Not sure if this is what you wanted but maybe it will work!! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    1930 Butter Pie

    Source of Recipe
    copykat.com

    List of Ingredients
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 egg
    1 heaping tablespoon butter
    1 heaping tablespoon flour
    1 cup milk
    Unbaked pastry for a 9 inch pie

    Recipe
    Cream the first four ingredients together until light; add milk and mix well. Pour filling into a deep pie tin lined with unbaked pastry. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until done.

    This is another one I found located on this web page.

    Butter Pie
    Mary
    Beaver Dam, Ky

    * 1 cup of sugar
    * 1 cup of hot water
    * 1 cup of butter
    * 2 Tbsp.flour
    * 1 tsp. vanilla

    1. Mix all ingredients until well blended
    2. Pour into unbaked pie shell
    3. Bake at 350 degrees until lightly brown about 30 minutes

    COMMENTS: This was a recipe my grandmother and mom would make it. It doesn't take very long to prepare and it is very good!

    I will be curious if either of these comes close to what you are remembering?? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>


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    Re: Recipe wanted - Butter Pie

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    Skitterbug, cheers <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16> but alas the pie I ate was very much a savoury little number, with potatoes forming a large part. I think its origins have something to do with folks not eating meat on fridays or something.

    My search continues ...

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    Re: Recipe wanted - Butter Pie

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by skitterbug on 25-May-04 10:28. I just read back through this thread and I totally missed that you had said it had "potatoes" - duh on me!!)</P> <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15> A pie with potatoes in it..........now that sounds like an interesting pie. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> It would be more like a "meal" type rather then a "dessert". <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29> Okay, the hunt is on!! Do you remember any more of the ingredients, by chance? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>


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    Re: Recipe wanted - Butter Pie

    I found these two at a UK site. Try this one without the fish. Or modify this savory recipe for a pie topping.
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    Re: Recipe wanted - Butter Pie

    They all sound good, I'm just surprised I can't actually find an exact recipe for the real deal. If I do find out I'll let you know.

    One interesting development (well, to me anyway) in my search - I'v ejust discovered a local bakers allegedly does them, they just always seem to be sold out!

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    Re: Recipe wanted - Butter Pie

    Why not place an order to be picked up ??? Beats getting there at 5AM !! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Meanwhile, I'll keep an eye open for a recipe. It is strange that something seemingly so simple and common is nowhere to be found. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Recipe wanted - Butter Pie

    While this recipe from allrecipes.com is called White Potato Pie, it does have a good bit of butter and is served cold in a pie crust.

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