Pies come in all kinds of delicious flavors, from apple to lemon to peanut butter. Every flavor can be delicious, but sometimes it is the unexpected flavors that can really impress you. Vinegar is an unexpected pie ingredient, but it is the star of this unusual Vinegar Pie recipe, which I’m sharing over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!) right now. This is an old fashioned style of pie that dates back decades – back to tims when citrus wasn’t available all year round at the grocery store. Zesty vinegar proved to be a surprisingly good substitute for lemon juice in this creamy pie filling, which also uses no dairy of any kind. It’s an easy recipe to make and the bright, smooth pie filling is so tasty that you would never guess the secret ingredient if you didn’t know about it before-hand.
You can use a crumb crust for this pie if you’re looking to save some prep time, but you can also use a parbaked pastry crust. I recommend my Flaky Vinegar Pie Crust for any pie, but it seems particularly appropriate to pair it with this filling. If you want to incorporate come citrus with your vinegar, my Key Lime Vinegar Pie offers another twist on this pie idea.