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Mom's Fruit Cobbler


FRUIT COBBLER

2 to 3 cups sliced peaches, black berries, apples, blueberries or apricots
2 Tbsp. red hot candies
1/2 to 1 cup sugar (or Splenda)
1/4 c. concentrated apple juice for peaches, apples or apricots (Berries make enough liquid)
Generous dash of cinnamon
Dash of Cloves

Cook until almost tender. If needed dissolve 1 Tbsp. or so of cornstarch in cold liquid. Add to fruit and heat until thickened.

Line casserole or pie pan with pastry. Add fruit and cover with another layer of pastry. Cut slits in top crust to allow steam to escape. Bake at 400 degrees until crust is golden. Time will depend upon size of pie.

NEVER FAIL PIE CRUST

4 c. flour
3 Tbsp. sugar (or Splenda)
1/2 c. water
1 tsp. salt
1 3/4 c. shortening (I use butter flavored Crisco)
1 egg
1/2 c. water
2 Tbsp. white vinegar

Mix flour, sugar and salt. Cut in shortening until consistency of cornmeal. Combine egg,water and vinegar. Add to shortening and flour. Stir until mixed. Knead on floured surface. Chill 15 minutes before using. Makes 3 to 4 crusts depending on size needed. This will keep 3 days or so in the refrigerator and for several months when frozen. (suggestion: divide into individual portions and wrap in waxed paper before freezing in a zip lock freezer bag.)


COOKIES

Note: I'm not sure which cookies these represent. Mom didn't name them on the sheet.

1 c. Bisquick
1 c. oatmeal
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. Sprinkle Sweet
4-5 Tbsp. apple juice concentrate 1/4 c. coconut (optional)
3 Tbsp. cooking oil

Mix all ingredients together and roll into balls about the size of a walnut.

Spray pan with Pam. Bake about 15 minutes at 350.

Mom's note: These are hard, but good and keep well.

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Last updated February 12, 2015