Tuesday’s Taste Tempters 5.24.11

Tuesday’s Taste Tempters 5.24.11

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 8:01 pm

The Messenger, each Tuesday, will feature a recipe on the Community Lifestyles page.
Recipes will include those submitted to The Messenger by manufacturing companies, publicists and local readers.
In order for a local reader to have a recipe considered for publication, the recipe must be typed. No handwritten recipes will be accepted. No exceptions. Measurements such as tablespoon and teaspoon should be spelled out. No abbreviations, please. Submissions must also include the cook’s name, address and day-time telephone number.
Recipes may be submitted by mail to Donna Ryder, Associate Editor, Tuesday’s Taste Tempters, P.O. Box 430, Union City TN 38281 or by e-mail at dryder@ucmessenger.com.
Today’s recipe coms from the cookbook “Country Goodness Recipes of Tennessee Celebrities” by Pamela Whinnery. The author will be at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville May 28 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. to sign copies of the cookbook. The proceeds from the book signing will go to the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center and Museum.
MINNIE PEARL’S CHESS PIE
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 unbaked (8-inch) pie shell
Combine the butter and sugar in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until the butter melts, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat and whisk a small amount of the hot mixture into the eggs; whisk the eggs into the hot mixture. Whisk in the vinegar, vanilla and salt. Spoon into pie shell and bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes. Makes 6 servings.
Sarah Ophelia Colley, Centerville (Grinder Switch Train Station), known professionally as Minnie Pearl, was an American country comedienne who appeared at the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and on the television show Hee Haw 22 years.

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