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Will work for pies!

Barter Pie
This was a first for me. I bartered a pie for man-power. We had an armoir downstairs that, of course, we wanted upstairs. My husband kept bringing it up and looking at me like "Why don't we move it now?" I kept coming up with excuses...the shower drain is clogged, I have to clean the closet, I think my big toe is broke. The list went on and on. Until one day, it came to me . I asked him to call his friend and let me speak to him. Within the hour, I had a man at the door with bag of apples in hand, ready to move my end of the armoir!!! It was a defining moment in my life. My pies can move mountains!! (Well, at least move large bulky, extremely heavy pieces of furniture.) Not only did said friend move the armoir for me, he also peeled the apples. What a deal.

Barter Pie 2
My husband, always on the lookout for a pie opportunity, wanted his own. He chose a pecan pie. It really turned out great.

Pecan Pie
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp molasses
2 Tbsp melted butter
2 Tbsp flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups pecans
1 pie shell
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place the pecans in the bottom of the pie shell. Mix the remaining ingredients and pour over pecans. (The pecans will rise to the surface of the pie.)
2. Bake for 45-50 minutes until the filling has set.
3. Remove from oven and let cool completely.

This opens the door for all sorts of bartering. Mowing the lawn. Shoveling the snow. Clean the gutters. I have a million ideas!

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By: Sharon Pickering | 3/03/2007 at 1:26 PM | If you want, you can leave a comment by clicking here.


  1. Blogger MyKitchenInHalfCups | 3/03/2007 2:02 PM |  


  2. Blogger hillgrandmom | 3/04/2007 3:42 AM |  

    we don't get pecans here neither do we get corn syrup. (But I've tasted pecans from the US.) Would it be possible to make the pie without corn syrup and with some other kind of nuts?

  3. Blogger annie | 3/04/2007 11:54 AM |  

    @hillgrandmom, It is strange how I take such things as pecans and corn syrup for granted. I personally have never made a pecan pie without pecans or corn syrup. But, I did a search for that on Google, and several recipes came up for making one without corn syrup. And I did find one for no pecans...it used oatmeal I think. But, I think you could substitute another nut. Try a search on Google. If you are unable to come up with something, let me know and I'll send you some pecans!