Berry Pie

Berry Pie
 
This is a favorite of Dan's. The recipe comes from Karen's mom. We have made it many, many times - it's delicious!
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Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 1½ C Flour
  • 1½ T Sugar
  • ½ t Salt
  • ½ C Vegetable Oil
  • 2 T Cold Milk
  • --
  • Filling:
  • 1 Qt. Fresh Berries (we usually use strawberries or raspberries - but any berries will work)
  • ½ C Sugar
  • 1 Box Jell-O (small box, pick flavor to go with berries)
  • 2 T Cornstarch
  • 1 C Boiling Water
Instructions
  1. Sift flour, sugar, and salt for crust into a pie plate.
  2. Mix the vegetable oil and milk and pour over dry ingredients for crust.
  3. Mix with a fork and pat to cover pie plate.
  4. Bake crust for 10 minutes at 425 degrees. Let cool.
  5. For the filling, mix the cornstarch, Jell-O and sugar in a small sauce pan.
  6. Add water and heat to boiling.
  7. Stir constantly for 1 minute.
  8. Cool completely.
  9. Add berries to pie shell and pour liquid over berries.
  10. Refrigerate until set.
  11. Serve with Cool Whip.

 

Nan’s Blueberry Coffee Cake

Nan's Blueberry Coffee Cake
 
This recipe is from Dan's grandmother. She often made it for us when we visited. Great for breakfast or as a dessert served warm with vanilla ice cream.
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Ingredients
  • Coffee Cake:
  • ¾ c sugar
  • ¼ c shortening
  • 1 egg
  • ½ c milk
  • 2 c flour
  • ½ t salt
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 2 c blueberries
  • --
  • Topping:
  • ½ c sugar
  • ⅓ c flour
  • ½ t cinnamon
  • ¼ c soft butter
Instructions
  1. Cream shortening, sugar, and egg with mixer.
  2. Stir in milk.
  3. Add flour, salt, and baking powder.
  4. Hand stir in blueberries.
  5. Spread in 13x9x2 pan.
  6. Make crumbs by cutting butter into dry ingredients and sprinkle on top.
  7. Bake at 350 deg. for 25-30 minutes.
Notes
"I made the blueberry coffee cake recipe...and it was AWESOME! The berries were delicious by themselves but even better in the coffee cake! The kids are already asking when we are going back to the orchard for more fruit!" - Michele Rowe

"I made Nan's Blueberry Coffee Cake today and it was superb! I even switched the flour to whole wheat pastry flour, and I still can't stop eating it. Excellent recipe!" - Gretchen Adamski

 

Fresh Blueberry Cobbler

Fresh Blueberry Cobbler
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ c sugar
  • 1 T cornstarch
  • 4 c blueberries
  • 1 t lemon juice
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  • Topping:
  • 3 T shortening
  • 1 c flour
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1½ t baking powder
  • ½ t salt
  • ½ c milk
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix ½ c sugar and cornstarch in a 2 qt. saucepan.
  3. Stir in blueberries and lemon juice.
  4. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  5. Pour into ungreased 2-qt. casserole. Keep hot in oven.
  6. Cut shortening into flour, 1 T sugar, baking powder, and salt until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  7. Stir in milk.
  8. Drop topping by 6 spoonfuls onto hot blueberry mixture.
  9. Bake until topping is golden brown, about 25-30 minutes.
  10. Serve warm.

 

Blue Heaven

Blue Heaven
 
Another yummy recipe from my mom! This changes a plain oatmeal breakfast to an extra special oatmeal cake. You have to do the mixing the night before.
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Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ c butter
  • ½ c sugar
  • 1½ c oatmeal - quick or old fashioned
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • ½ c milk
  • 1 t vanilla
  • ⅛ c vegetable oil
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • blueberries
Instructions
  1. The night before, mix everything except blueberries until well blended. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. The next morning, spray baking dish with Pam. Pour the mixture into the baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
  3. Cut into squares and put in individual dishes.
  4. Put a dot of butter on each and sprinkle with brown sugar and blueberries.
  5. Microwave about 2 minutes for each dish.
  6. Serve with heavy whipping cream.

 

Strawberry Bread

Strawberry Bread
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 c flour
  • 1 (3 oz) package strawberry Jell-O
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 c mashed strawberries
  • 1¼ c oil
  • 1¼ c chopped nuts
Instructions
  1. Sift first six ingredients together.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, strawberries, and oil.
  3. Combine wet and dry ingredients together, and add nuts.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees in small loaf pans for 45 minutes, in big loaf pans for 60 minutes, or in muffin tins for 25 minutes.