Mountain Pie

Years ago, I found a similar recipe in an old book rescued at a garage sale. The book was a southern church ladies auxilliary recipe book - full of wisdom, wonderful food budget tips and comfort food recipes from cover to cover! This was my go to book when my paycheck wasn't as grand as I needed it to be, so much so, the book has long since fallen apart and hit the recycling bin. It took some trial and error but I've recreated one of my favorite recipes from the book. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.

Preheat oven to 350°F

1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 c. milk
1 can fruit (apple, berry, peaches - just about any fruit pie filling will do)

1. Melt butter (in oven) in round casserole dish.

2. In mixing bowl, mix sugar, flour, baking powder.

3. Add milk & mix.

4. Take casserole dish out of the oven. Pour batter over melted butter. DO NOT MIX!

5. Drop fruit by spoonfulls into batter. Again, DO NOT MIX!

6. Bake for 35-40 minutes. The batter will bake up around the fruit.

7. Enjoy! For an extra treat, serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Budget stretching tip: omit the sugar from the recipe & replace the fruit with leftover stew. Just a head's up though, this is comfort food - it's rich & filling!

© 2013 E. Stilson-Ouderkirk