My mom belongs to the generation where baked goods must be supplied to visitors. Actually, maybe it’s not a generational thing; just a niceness factor and good hospitality trait.
My Grandma Freda on my father’s side was the same way. In fact, Grandma had a rule. All new brides must receive a good rolling pin. A rolling pin is essential for making great pies and for using on your husband if he gets out of line.
To keep with tradition, my brother gave me a rolling pin as a wedding gift. I’ve used it to roll out a few things; never a pie though. I mainly just keep it handy in case I need to use it on my husband.
The reason I’ve never made a homemade pie crust is because dough scares me and also there’s no need because we have a pie recipe in our family that does not require it.
This has long been my mom’s go to recipe for when someone calls and says they are on their way over for a visit. It’s called No-Roll Pie and is extremely easy. My mom doesn’t remember where she got the recipe but I’m willing to bet she tore a page out of a Good Housekeeping magazine in the dentist office in 1978. She does this sort of thing quite a bit and then feels guilty and makes her confessional to me to ease her conscience. She should feel guilty about this one because plenty of people missed out on a good recipe while flipping through that magazine.
The best thing about this recipe is that it takes 5 minutes to prepare, needs very few ingredients and is absolutely delicious.
If someone calls you this holiday season and says they are on their way over for a visit, put this pie to the test. I guarantee you will get oohs and aahs.
No Roll Pie
- 1 stick of butter (melted)
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 C. flour
Stir until ball forms. Press into pie pan.
Pour in 15 oz. pie filling of choice
- 1 egg
- ½ C. sugar
- ¼ C. flour
- ¼ C. milk
Beat together and pour over pie filling
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes