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Jul 2, 2008 04:54 PM

Nesselrode pie?

Or is its Nestelrode pie. I remember my parents loving this pie in the sixties, and haven't
seen one since. I would love to make one, just to re-visit those memories. All I can recall is that is seemed high like a lemon merangue, but with colorful bits in it. Thanks in advance.

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  1. Jojogirl, there's a recipe for Nesselrode pie in the Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook (and a lovely picture to boot). Description under the picture: Rum-flavored candied fruit filling in graham-cracker crust. Ingredients include eggs, milk, gelatine, rum, lemon peel, diced mixed candied fruit, whipping cream. Does this sound like the pie your parents loved?

    This cookbook also has a recipe for Nesselrode ice cream mold, which has candied fruit (cherries) plus candied orange peel, golden raisins and walnuts, plus brandy for flavoring.

    Let me know if you are interested in either of the recipes.

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    1. re: nofunlatte

      I could look it up if you know the publishing year.

      1. re: JOJOGIRL

        It's in the revised edition, copyright 1989.

      1. Helen Witty has a recipe for real Nesselrode sauce in her book Fancy Pantry, and
        I believe she also has instructions for turning the sauce into pie (basically, folding it into a chiffon).