"Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child's growth as vitamins."
If the test of a great recipe is how often you make it, then this one aces with honors. It's been handed down on my mother's side of the family for at least 100 years. My mother remembers her grandmother making it for her when she was a child. A simple country dessert that has survived the test of generations who all found it worthy to treasure and pass down.
|No, this isn't her, but the era is just right :-)|
3 cups fresh fruit prepared as for pie
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 1 1/2 - 2 quart casserole dish. If using apples, peel and slice as for apple pie, and stir in 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. For peaches, quickly blanch, peel and sweeten with 2 tablespoons sugar. For berries, simple sweeten with 2 tablespoons sugar. Place sweetened fruit in casserole. In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar together. In a small bowl, stir together the flour and baking powder. Add to butter and sugar with the milk. Spread over fruit, it will seem skimpy, but is enough.
In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Sprinkle this evenly over the dough.
Pour one cup of boiling water over all.
Bake one hour. Serve warm with ice cream. Serves 6.