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Looking for old recipe - it was called "Family Pie"

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Chicabee19, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    n/a
    When I was first married, my now ex MIL shared an old family recipe that had been handed down to her.

    She called it Family Pie (with a deep Tennessee accent)

    It was very easy, and very basic, and went something like this:

    Into a deepish glass bowl, pour 1 1/2 c fresh or thawed fruit
    On top of that pour 1 1/3 c flour
    On top of that pour 1 stick melted butter
    On top of that pour 1 1/3 c boiling water
    on top of that pour 1 c sugar (*edited to add 'cause I forgot)

    Bake at ??? for ????

    I'm not too sure about the order of the ingredients... maybe I've got the butter and flour out of order... I'm not sure.

    Has anyone heard of this recipe?
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2008
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:this sounds like a dump cake...

    pour fruit and water in bottom of pan
    top with flour and then pour the butter on top. DO NOT STIR.

    bake at 350 till brown and bubbly. about 30 minutes i believe.
     
  3. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    n/a
    this sounds like a dump cake...

    pour fruit and water in bottom of pan
    top with flour and then pour the butter on top. DO NOT STIR.

    bake at 350 till brown and bubbly. about 30 minutes i believe.

    I think you're right! I knew I had the ingredients in the wrong order. [​IMG] Last time I made it, some of the flour did not mix in.

    But I forgot to list the 1 c. of sugar MIL used in that recipe. Where would you put it?

    Over the last few years I've tried just about every order except the one you mentioned.

    What I love about this recipe is that you can make it in about 4 minutes using a microwave to melt the butter and boil the water. I love the way the ingredients fold together automatically into a cobbler.

    Instead of sugar I use Xylitol.

    I'm planning to make it with fresh berries for Thanksgiving. [​IMG]
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    mix the sugar with the flour most likely or on the entire top.

    the easiest way to make this (the cheat way) is to dump the fruit in then top with any flavor cake mix you like then a stick of melted butter.

    same baking directions.
     
  5. skand

    skand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    Odessa, Tx
    ooooo someone come make me one!
    I also have a recipe from an ex MIL.. Hate her, and her son and his newish wife( my ex best friend). Love the recipe.
    Its called a neiman marcus cake, super easy:
    yellow cake mix
    1 stick butter, melted
    Mix togather, press into glass pan

    1 box 10x sugar (powdered sugar)
    2 boxes cream cheese
    1 can sweetened condensed milk
    pecans
    mix togather, pour onto cake mixture
    bake 350* til edges brown -25 to 30 minutes
     
  6. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    n/a
    I think the sugar was poured over the fruit on the bottom, but I'm not sure.


    skand-ee, is that NM cake any good?


    I rarely use recipes, so the easier they are to just remember and create spontaneously, the better.
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2008
  7. skand

    skand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    Odessa, Tx
    mmmmmmmmmmmm I can eat it all day, all week long. Since it has the cream cheese to it, it has that cheesecake kinda taste/texture. so if ya like cheesecake, you'll end up gaining 10 lbs every time you think of it. Just remember, you have to use a glass pan. If not, it won't bake right and will stick to the pan. Ask me how I learned this!!! hahaha
    Yeah, it's super easy, and super good. Made it one time, took to the family reunion. The next year I didn't make one, they told me I wasn't allowed back until I made it again.
     
  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:i think i will add this to my Thanksgiving dinner menu!
     
  9. skand

    skand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    Odessa, Tx
    Just don't go overboard on the pecans/nuts of choice. Unless your like me and love a lot of nuts in your stuff. About 1 cup should work.
    We have a pecan tree in our backyard, so me and the girls will sit out on the steps smooshing fresh pecans all day long.
     
  10. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:good tip! i think pecans would be great. think i will toast them first! yummmm....
     

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