Featured Pie Maker - Mama C., West Virginia

Pie Maker Statistics

Pie Maker Since: 12 years of age

Learned By: "My mother taught me everything about cooking, baking and how to make a perfect crust."

Famous For: Praline Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie, Dutch Apple Pie, Pecan Pie, Layered Peanut Butter & Chocolate Pie.

Favorite Pie to Make: All kinds, especially Dutch Apple & Chocolate Cream

Favorite Pie to Eat: Lemon Meringue, Custard, Pecan, Berry. "I don't think there's a pie I don't like, except maybe mincemeat."

Pie Maker Biography:

"I am a recently retired R.N. who has been baking and cooking since I was about 8 yrs old. My mom had me cook dinner every Wednesday by myself using her cook books. She taught me how to cook and bake everything. I graduated from nursing school in 1960, and married the love of my life in 1961.We have 4 children and 2 grandsons. I have won awards and had recipes published in Country Woman, Better Homes & Gardens, Taste Of Home`s Quick Cooking and Simple & Delicious magazines."

Has Yet to Attempt : Chess Pie

"Go To" Ingredient(s): Crisco, Butter, Cream

Special Recognition:

Mama C. has won numerous awards for appetizers, main dishes, breads, desserts and a Grand prize for her praline pumpkin ice cream pie recipe (an original concoction).

Mama C.'s Tips & Tricks for Successful Pie Making:

-When making pie dough always double or triple the recipe, divide into discs, enough for one crust. Wrap in plastic wrap, place in a plastic baggie and freeze for future use.

-To keep bottom crusts from getting soggy always pre bake for 10 minutes before adding filling.