|My copy minus it's dust cover and well used|
I don’t remember what I paid for mine when I bought it and I use it a lot, but I must say I don’t believe I would pay $155.88 for it. At $10 though it would be well worth it.
The cookbook contains my favorite pie crust recipe which for me would be worth the price of the book. However, the recipes are what you would want to have.
The Farm Journal cookbooks are no longer in publication. I don’t think the magazine is published any longer. Our Grandmother had a subscription to it even though we and she lived in town and nowhere near a farm. She got it for the recipes in it and the garden articles. Everyone in town had a garden back then. Some like my Dad and Grandmother had large gardens and these recipes used garden and orchard produce wisely.
The pie cookbook has a large variety of recipes. There are 700 recipes included ranging from fruit to ice cream to dinnertime pies. The fruit pies use fresh fruit but also canned and frozen fruit. The mealtime pies use fresh meat or canned meat and fish for use in the winter when you can just open a jar and have a meal in no time. They have a variety of crust and the dinner pies have mashed potato crusts as well as biscuit and pie crusts.
Below we give you a sample of the recipes, though most of mine lean to the dessert pies. Pie baking is something I enjoy and do a lot of. There is something so satisfying about taking a golden brown pie from the oven and smelling the good aromas in your kitchen.
Individual Cheese Pies
Lemon Fluff Pie