Originally Posted by RosieHawk
I'm hoping this older recipe looks familiar to someone and they can fill in the missing info!
My mother was given this 'recipe' back in the 70's.
This is what I have:
-2 graham cracker pie shells
-1 can apple juice
-1 envelope of Knox gelatin
-2 8oz cream cheese
-2 cans pumpkin
-Bakers semi sweet chocolate
-2 boxes of ginger snap cookies
From the description my mother gave me it sounds like some of the gingersnap cookies were used in the the pie as it had a bit of a crunch and some were crumbled on top along with drizzled chocolate.
Some of the quantities of the ingredients indicate that this would make 2 pies. However, several things puzzle me.
First, two graham cracker crusts...yet two boxes of ginger snap cookies. Why the ginger snap cookies if one uses graham cracker crusts?
A "can'' of apple juice? Without the instructions, which you are seeking, we don't know what size can.
Then, there's the chocolate. To me, that seems like an odd ingredient to combine with pumpkin and ginger snaps. I don't recall having had that combination before but it could be quite good.
I have several thousand cookbooks, many very old. I'll check my volumes from the era you say the recipe came from. Maybe I can find some information. Especially if I search the ones that are community- or church-based.
Be patient. There'll be more answers.