Fruit desserts are my favorite…
warm berry pie topped with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream,
or peach cobbler,
or apple crisp…
better than chocolate in my opinion!
My mama made pies that were both delicious and beautiful.
I am just not that good at pie baking.
Mama said I needed to have a “lighter hand” when handling pie dough.
Youngest daughter has Mama’s pie baking gift.
Today she made a rhubarb-blackberry pie.
It was not only pretty to look at but oh, so yummy!
For the crust she uses all butter flavored Crisco, not butter or a butter and shortening combination as some use.
She also goes easy on the salt in the crust and adds a bit of vanilla to the dough.
For the filling she used about 4 cups of rhubarb and 2 cups of blackberries, 1 1/3 cups sugar, 6 Tablespoons flour and about 1 Tablespoon butter.
The pie had just the right amount of sweet tartness.
Let’s just say it’s a good thing we have a house full of children and grandchildren right now so that there wasn’t enough pie for me to have seconds!