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Bird's Nest Pie

Rated as 4.11 out of 5 Stars

"When we were kids, our favorite dessert at Grandma's house was Bird's Nest Pie. Maybe we were fascinated by the name of the treat, but that can't be the only reason we liked it--there were never any leftovers! This family recipe was handed down from my great-grandmother."
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Ingredients

35 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Divide apples evenly between two greased 9-in. pie plates; set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar, sour milk and egg; mix well. Divide batter and pour over apples. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until pies are lightly browned and test done. Invert onto serving plates (so apples are on the top). Combine all topping ingredients; sprinkle over apples. Serve warm.

Footnotes

  • (*To sour milk, place 1 tablespoon white vinegar in a measuring cup; add enough milk to equal 1 cup. Let stand for 5 minutes.)

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So simple and so yummy! My 3-year old helped me line the pie plates with the apples and also helped to mix the batter. It smelled wonderful once out of the oven and sprinkled with the cinnamon, ...

Most helpful critical review

This was edible, but not something I would make again. My pies/cakes did not completely invert, the texture was too spongy, and the flavour was too bland. I ended up making a simple brown sugar ...

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So simple and so yummy! My 3-year old helped me line the pie plates with the apples and also helped to mix the batter. It smelled wonderful once out of the oven and sprinkled with the cinnamon, ...

Great easy recipe. I added more spices to the dough: 1/4 tsp each of ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and clove. Also 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract. It's a keeper.

I've made this several times, and love it. I'm going to make it this weekend, and I think I'm going to try peaches this time.

my family loved This! I added vanilia and cinnimon to batter and used peaches instead of apple and it was realy good!

Tasty! Though it was a little hard to spread the batter over the apples. Once it was done and flipped out onto a plate I used 1/8 a cup of brown sugar and 1/8 cup of granulated white sugar along...

My family loved this and cleaned it up. It was very easy to make. I will definitly be making this again.

This is a pretty good pie/cake, although it could use a few more spices in the dough. I think next time I try it, I'll add some vanilla, or cinnamon.

this is my daugther's grandmothers recipe. I was looking for something easy and awesome to make for dinner with friends. I remember this pie and how I loved it. So I am making it, tonight

This was edible, but not something I would make again. My pies/cakes did not completely invert, the texture was too spongy, and the flavour was too bland. I ended up making a simple brown sugar ...