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   Recipe from the first lady in 1975, Mrs. Gerald Ford and a Recipe from the Vice Presidents wife in 1975, Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller.

Enjoy recipes from an old cookbook made years ago from a rural community plus a recipe from the White House during that time.

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Dreamy High Pumpkin Pie

   Ingredients required
2/3 cup sugar
one envelope unflavored gelatin (1 tbsp)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3 slightly beaten egg yolks
3/4 cup milk
1 cup cooked or canned pumpkin
3 egg whites
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 half cups flaked coconut, toasted

Instructions for Dreamy High Pumpkin Pie Recipe

   In large saucepan, combine the two thirds cup sugar, the unflavored gelatin, cinnamon, salt and Nutmeg. Combine beaten egg yolk and milk, add to gelatin mixture. Cook stirring constantly, until mixture thickens slightly. Stir in pumpkin. Chill till mixture mounds slightly when spooned slightly, stirring often. Beat egg whites till soft peaks form. Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar, beating to stiff peaks. Fold chilled pumpkin mixture into egg whites. Pile into prepare graham cracker crust. Chill till firm. Just before serving time, whip cream, spoon in dollops in center of pie. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.

List of Pie Pastry Recipes

Apple Pie
Blueberry Pie
Cherry Pie
Cream Cheese Pie
Lemon Pie
Lime Pie
Mince Meat Pie
Pear Pie
Pecan Pie
Pie Crust
Pumpkin Pie
Rhubard Pie

Baking Abbreviations
tsp. - teaspoon
Tbsp. - tablespoon
C. - cup
pt. - pint
qt. - quart
pk. - peck
bu. - bushel
oz. - ounce, ounces
lb. - pound, pounds
sq. - square
min. - minute, minutes
hr. - hour, hours
mod. - moderate, moderately
doz. - dozen
Simplified Measures
dash - less than 1/8 teaspoon
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
16 tablespoon = 1 cup
1 cup = 1/2 pint
2 cups = 1 pint
2 pints (4 cups) = 1 quart
4 quarts(liquid) = 1 gallon
8 quarts(solid) = 1 peck
4 pecks = 1 bushel
16 ounces = 1 pound
2 tablespoon = 1/4 cup
5 1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
10 2/3 tablespoons = 2/3 cup
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
14 tablespoons = 7/8 cup