MONTGOMERY PIE - The rarely published recipe for this Alabama pie is as good as it gets, if you like lemon. There are two textures in the pie and it's one of those recipes that money can't buy. Montgomery Pie on page 6 of
The Times published Marian Burros’s recipe for Plum Torte every September from 1982 until when the editors determined that enough was enough. The recipe was to be printed for the last time that year. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times)
The magic in this old-fashioned pudding lies purely in the way that even though it goes into the oven as one mixture, it emerges as a gorgeous light sponge sitting over a creamy, mouth-puckering sauce. This is one pudding that always pleases.