Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Miriam's Fruit Cocktail Pie from Nancy Danner Heminway

I think we all have memories of Mom suddenly learning that we had company coming for supper in less than an hour, and how she could make a meal from absolutely nothing!  One of our favorite desserts was Fruit Cocktail Pie hot from the oven with a sweet dollop of whipped cream.

1 16 oz. can of fruit cocktail in syrup, drained
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt (or less MW)
1 egg

1/2 cup coarsely broken walnuts
1/4 cup brown sugar

sweetened whipped cream (optional)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Butter a 9 inch pie plate.
Drain the fruit cocktail, saving the syrup.
By hand gently mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and the egg.  Add the drained fruit cocktail and lightly mix until all the ingredients are moistened.  Add a little of the saved syrup, if needed.
Sprinkle some of the nuts over the bottom of the pie plate.
Pour the batter on top of the nuts.
Combine the remaining nuts and brown sugar, and sprinkle on top of the batter.
Bake for 45 minutes.

whipped cream:

1 cup of whipping cream
2 Tbls of sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Combine and whipped until desired thickness.
I know that Mom likes her whipped cream sloppy (Molly W)

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