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Berry Pie – An Easy One and A Family Favorite

As I was preparing for Father’s Day, I knew Mr. D loved ribs and I did not.  I suggested that I treat him to a rib’s meal at a favorite restaurant.  To avoid the crowds on Father’s Day we decided to go out on Saturday night. Before I realized it, I had already planned on cooking a special meal for him on Sunday.  He was able to decide what we would have.  He chose oven baked chicken and yes I do use the shake and bake breading.  I suggested corn and he chose cream style corn.  As far as another vegetable was concerned, he really didn’t care so I prepared green beans.  The deviled eggs were a surprise.

Here is how our meal turned out:  IMG_4389

Now when it came to dessert I would have guessed a cobbler or berry pie.  That has to be Mr. D’s favorite and I was right about his choice.  I have made Ina’s crostada and her peach-blueberry crumble but I know his favorite is one that has been around a long time.  I learned how to make this berry pie when I was in high school.  I was so amazed that I could really bake a pie.  It is super easy to make and we found blackberries at the farmer’s market so that was his berry choice.  You could use just about any summer cobbler fruit for sure.

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Here is the recipe and it is probably one of the few things I know how to make without reading a recipe.

Preheat oven to 35o degrees. Melt one stick of margarine or butter in a nine-inch baking pan.  I use my ancient corning ware dish and it works well for this recipe.  I always melt mine as it is preheating and watch it to make sure it doesn’t burn.

Mix together one cup of self rising flour, 1 cup of milk (this can be whole milk or low-fat milk) and  1 cup of sugar but I substituted with 1/2 cup of baking Splenda.  Pour over the melted margarine in the baking dish.

Add two to four cups of fresh fruit.  I did sweeten the blackberries slightly before I put them into the mixture.  If I am using fresh berries, I will use about two cups.  If I am using frozen berries and they are squishy, I will usually use more berries.

Bake at 350 degrees for about one hour or until brown.

We ate our cobbler with homemade vanilla ice cream.

I had berries left over and I told Mr. D he could use them in his cereal.  He suggested that I make another pie.  I told you it was a family favorite.  I know I have shared this recipe on my blog before but it is a great recipe to make in the summer time and I think it will become a favorite.

Happy first day of Summer, my favorite time of the year and thanks for stopping by.

3 responses »

  1. I taught Kelsea how to make my special-super-secret family devilled eggs the other day. It’s wonderful to pass on the family traditions – especially when it’s one of those “no-recipe recipes” because you’ve made it so often. I may have to try your cobbler for MKL.

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  2. Well I can see from your beautifully set table, your menu and your dessert that your husband had a memorable day.

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    • You are so right Karen. I hope you had a great one too. By the way, I do believe it is hotter in North Carolina right now than it is in Florida. A Floridian friend shared that with me the other day. HaHa! Thanks and enjoy your summer.

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