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Congress Pie


  • 3 cups of bread crumbs
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 1/2 cup of syrup
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of shortening
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cloves
  • 1 cup of finely chopped nuts
  • 1 cup of raisins or currants
  • 1 cup of marmalade or fruit butter


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

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.


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Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book (1920).

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