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Joe Biden Vinegar Pie

Joe Biden Vinegar Pie was made just for fun. It’s not a political statement (don’t get me started). It’s just a delicious pie with a humorous, colorful, character crust – nothing more; but yummy none the less.

A closeup vertical offset photo of a Joe Biden Vinegar Pie with a painted pie crust.

Joe Biden Vinegar Pie is sweet, tasty, and completely unexpected. Whether you agree or disagree with his politics, at least you’ll agree with how yummy he is!

I like to call him Joe PIE-den!

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Joe Biden Vinegar Pie is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the “jump to recipe” button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe. 


A vertical overhead photo of Joe Biden Vinegar Pie (PIE-den) with red, white, and blue napkins and a bottle of apple cider vinegar in the background.

The ingredient list:

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  • 1 pre-made deep dish pie crust (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 premade 9″ round pie dough (homemade or store-bought)
  • eggs
  • brown sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • salt
  • butter
  • apple cider vinegar

Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

How this recipe came to be:

The actual recipe I used for this Vinegar Pie comes from my sweet friend, Jenni of Pastry Chef Online.

I had to adapt Jenni’s recipe slightly.

Because I only had half a cup of brown sugar in my pantry, I substituted half a cup of granulated sugar to bring the total sugar amount up to 1 cup.

And I also used orange marmalade on the bottom crust in place of the egg wash (for the moisture barrier) to prevent a soggy bottom.

The PIE-den design idea truthfully came from my son, who thought it would be funny to challenge his mom into making something he’s not seen anywhere else on the internet.

Here you go, Greg! How do you like me now? LOL

What does vinegar pie taste like?

It’s deliciously sweet, and not at all vinegary tasting.

If you like the creamy center of a pecan pie, but without the nuts, then you’ll go crazy for the flavor of a vinegar pie!

Why add vinegar at all?

It prevents the pie from being cloyingly sweet by balancing all the sugar in the recipe with the acid from the vinegar.

You can learn much more about the history of old-fashioned vinegar pie by visiting Jenni.

How to store Joe Biden Vinegar Pie?

Cover Joe loosely with plastic wrap or foil and keep him at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Can Joe Pie-den be frozen after baking?


Wrap Joe Biden Vinegar Pie well with plastic wrap and store it in the freezer for up to two months.

Additional pie and tart recipes:

*Easter Bunny Pie (shown below)

With the help of store-bought pie dough, you can easily recreate this whimsically delicious Easter Bunny Pie in the shake of a cottontail…so you’d better hop to it!

An overhead photo of an Easter Bunny Pie with colored eggs and a colorful napkin.

*Apple Pie Wedges (shown below)

You’re going to love how easy and delicious these apple pie wedges are to make…and eat. With store-bought or homemade pie crust, apple pie wedges are utterly delicious!!

Apple Pie Wedges lined up on a blue scalloped plate

*Autumn Leaves Apple Pie (shown below)

This delightfully colorful autumn leaves apple pie may look like it’s difficult to make but with my tips and tricks, you too can make this adorable (and delicious) show-stopping apple pie!

A colorful Autumn Leaves Apple Pie with an green apple in the background.

*Joe Biden Vinegar Pie (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

An overhead vertical closeup of a vinegar pie with a Joe Biden character painted pie crust on top.

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s decorated crust vinegar pie.

If you’ve made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment to leave it a star rating in the recipe card, along with a comment if you’re so inclined. Thank you. 🙂

A vertical closeup offset image of a Joe Biden Vinegar Pie with painted crust.

Joe Biden Vinegar Pie

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
Joe Biden Vinegar Pie is sweet, tasty, and completely unexpected. Whether you agree or disagree with his politics, at least you'll agree with how yummy he is!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert – Pie
Servings 8 servings
Calories 144 kcal


  • To make the vinegar pie:
  • 1 deep dish pie shell store-bought or homemade
  • 1 9 ” round pie crust store-bought or homemade
  • 4 eggs (plus 1 for the egg wash)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade or your favorite flavor


  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  • Place the deep-dish pie shell on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • If using pie weights, line the unbaked pie shell with a piece of parchment paper, and add pie weights to the shell. *Note – if not using pie weights, dock the bottom of the pie crust with the tines of a fork to prevent air pockets from forming under the crust as it bakes.
  • Pre-bake the pie shell in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  • Take the prebaked pie shell from the oven and remove the parchment paper and pie weights (if using).
  • Use a pastry brush to brush the bottom of the prebaked pie shell with the orange marmalade, and return the pie shell to the oven for an additional 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together four eggs, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and salt.
  • Next, whisk in the melted (and cooled) butter, along with the apple cider vinegar until completely incorporated.
  • Carefully pour the vinegar pie filling into the prepared and prebaked pie shell.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350-degrees.
  • Meanwhile, use a paring knife to cut out Joe Pie-den’s facial feathers and suit from the 9" round pie dough.
  • Assemble Joe Pie-dens features from the cutout shapes using water to adhere the pieces together. (see video)
  • Use an egg wash (1 egg mixed together with 1 tablespoon water) and divide the egg wash into 4 small prep-bowls (or paper cups).
  • Add a few drops of gel food color (white, black, light blue, and dark blue) to each egg wash cup and mix well with a paintbrush.
  • Paint as shown in the video, or as desired.
  • Transfer Joe Pie-den to a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  • After 25-30 minutes remove the vinegar pie from the oven, as well as Joe Pie-den.
  • Use a spatula to carefully transfer the partially baked Joe Pie-den character to the top of the baked vinegar pie using a light touch of water to adhere (see video).
  • Bake Joe Biden Vinegar Pie for an additional 10 minutes, keeping a close eye so it doesn’t get too brown.
  • Remove, and cool completely before serving.



Serving: 1Calories: 144kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 135mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4g
Keyword decorative pie, hand painted pie, Joe Biden, Joe Biden pie art, Joe Biden Vinegar Pie, Joe PIE-den, political pie
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An direct overhead photo of a Joe Biden Vinegar Pie with red, white, and blue napkins with stars.

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Recipe Rating

Wendy Klik

Thursday 21st of January 2021

Love it!!!


Thursday 21st of January 2021

Thank you, Wendy! Glad you see the humor in it. Take good care, Renee

Aimee Berrett

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

This pie is amazing!! So clever!


Tuesday 19th of January 2021

You are so sweet, Aimee! Thank you so much! Take good care, Renee


Monday 18th of January 2021

Awesome, I love this pie, is so cute. Thank you for the video and the recipe, I just wish for a template of Joe so I could make one myself.


Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Hi, Carmen! Thank you so much. Yeah, I'm sorry I didn't supply that, but I can tell you that all I did was search Google for "Biden caricature" and then printed the image out. Then I cut it out of the paper and used it to cut the general shape of Joe out of the pie dough. I'm very sorry, but I forgot to press the record button during that segment when I cut him out of the dough. That's one of the downsides of working alone and not having someone else oversee my work to remind me. I was really disappointed when I realized it :( . I kind of had to "wing it" with his ears, nose, and sunglasses and cut those shapes from the dough using the size of his head and body as a reference for how big they should be. I know this probably doesn't help you too much, but maybe it will. Anyway, that's all I have. I actually wasn't going to even put him on the blog but some of my family members encouraged me to do I did. I'm really glad you like him, and even if you don't make a Joe Biden Vinegar Pie, make a vinegar pie. It's delicious! Thanks for your comment. Take good care, Carmen. Renee