Recipe: Congress Pie

Use an oblong pan similar to that used in making cheesecake. Line with plain pastry and then place three cups of bread crumbs in a bowl and add

  • Two cups of boiling water,
  • One-half cup of syrup,
  • One cup of brown sugar,
  • Four tablespoons of shortening,
  • One teaspoon of cinnamon,
  • One-half teaspoon of nutmeg,
  • One-half teaspoon of cloves,
  • One cup of finely chopped nuts,
  • One cup of raisins or currants,
  • One cup of marmalade or fruit butter.

Beat to thoroughly mix and then pour into the prepared pan and bake in a slow oven for one-half hour. Cool and then ice with water icing. Cut into two-inch oblongs.

Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (Year 1918)
by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss