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Transparent Pie Recipe

Transparent Pie

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"This pie is very rich, and has been in our family for many years."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pie Change Servings


  1. In a medium bowl, beat eggs well. Mix in sugar and margarine. Blend in vinegar and vanilla extract. Pour filling into pie shell.
  2. Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) until pie starts to brown. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue to bake for about 25 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 25, 2003

I was looking for a recipe that my grandma used to make. This was it to a "T"!! Like pecan pie without the nuts. VERY sweet but GOOD!! Takes literally 5 minutes to prep. So easy!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 10, 2011

It is exactly what the recipe reflects - super sweet and heavy. It was a very pretty golden brown. I am giving it two stars because I think the result is true to its description. I think I just need a bit more complexity of flavor than sugar and butter.


18 Ratings

Oct 14, 2006

This is one of my favorite pie recipes since finding it posted on this site a few years ago. I have made it with dried cranberries, or chocolate chips pressed on the bottom. My mother-in-law says it tastes like a pecan pie without the pecans. I might try the previous reviewers suggestion and put pecans on the bottom next time, then it would be like an upside down pecan pie.

Nov 18, 2009

I lost my recipe for transparent pie and this tastes just like it. Some recipes call for cream, but I like this version, just like my mom and grandma made!

Dec 01, 2005

This recipe was very good. When I was a little girl my grandmother used to make this pie. This recipe is very close to hers. I made this pie for Thanksgiving and it was a big hit. A couple of days later I made it again adding a cup of pecans on the bottom of pastry, it was also a hit!!! charlotte lansing, mi

Nov 13, 2008

Tahnk you for this recipe. This has been one of my family's favorites. My Grandmother use to make this pie when i was little and the receipe had been lost, but she made them as puddings, in a personal pie crust. A true Kentucky pie.

Jul 30, 2010

My stepson had been asking for this pie since he ate one at a friends. I found this recipe and told him to go to it !! He did a great job and it turned out just as it should, very easy to make. He commented it was a bit to "eggy" tasting and next time he would probably cut down the number of yolks to 2 and the rest egg whites. We will see, but all in all very easy.

Feb 07, 2011

Was a bit too eggy/custard like. In the future I'd use 2 whole eggs & 2 egg whites, plus make sure the vinegar is evenly distributed without so each bite is more uniform.


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  • Calories
  • 364 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.7 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 106 mg
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 18.9 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 269 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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