The latest issue of True West (April cover date) is another of their annual western travel issue and it's packed full of interesting features. This month I found an article on what folk ate in the Old West to be particularly interesting - Vinegar Pie was a popular treat because despite how it sounds it apparently tasted something like Lemon and of course Vinegar was easier to come by than lemons in the days of old.
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup of water
half cup of vinegar
half cup flour
quarter cup of Water
Combine the sugar, water and vinegar and bring to a boil. Add the butter and stir until it melts. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes. Mix the flour and quarter cup of water and beat until the mixture is smooth. Add the sugar slurry and stir again.
Pour into a pan with the pie shell and bake for ten minutes at medium heat.
The magazine has also started a western social networking site and Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin is a member.