Pop-Over Fruit Pie
This pie makes its own crust
Family favorite, from my mom's recipe book. All of her recipes are from my childhood so you know that they are very old. Still, they are as good today as they were when I was small.
This pop-over pie is quick and simple and makes its own crust. Just put the ingredients in the pie tin and let it go.
For those times when we ave unexpected company and need a dessert, this is what I make. I generally keep these supplies on hand so it takes no time at all. My guests are always impressed and it couldn't be easier.
- 1/2 stick oleo (margarine works best but find a brand without trans fats)
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup milk
- #2 or 3 canned fruit (not sure if cans still come numbered). 21 oz. cans are the best.
- Drain all juice from fruit if you are using canned fruit. It you are using pie filling like the apple used in these pictures, there is no need to drain the liquid.
- Melt oleo in the baking dish.
- In a separate bowl, mix sugar, flour, baking powder, and milk and pour over melted oleo.
- Add drained fruit on top. DO NOT STIR.
- Bake until brown at 375 degrees.
As usual, my mom always had a helpful hint.
If tart fruit is used, put 1/4 c. sugar in fruit.
My helpful hint - This is not cheating
"Melt the oleo", says the directions. In the old days, this might have been done in a pan. Just melt it in the pie plate in the microwave. It takes about 30 seconds. So much easier and one less dish to wash.
Glass pie plates are the best
I have pie plates that are much older from the same company. Something to be said for the quality if I am still using them. In fact, the pie plate in the photos is my moms.
Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and milk
How does this make its own crust?
Not planning to go into the details which would sound like one of our homeschooling experiments but the batter forms around the filling. This is a different way to make a pie but we are never disappointed. Besides, it's easy.
Many choices for the fruit filling
If it's packed in syrup, do not drain it. I show the gooseberry which was my dad's favorite. My husband is partial to rhubarb. Weirdo's both of them, what's wrong with apple?
Add the mix to the oleo
Adding the fruit - This is a pie filling that already has sugar so there is no need to add any
Well used, well loved recipe - You can tell favorite recipes by the amount of smudges they have
This is my mom's recipe. I thought it would be nice to share the actual page.