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Pop-Over Fruit Pie

Updated on October 5, 2014

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.

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 8


  • 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.


  1. 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.
  2. Melt oleo in the baking dish.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix sugar, flour, baking powder, and milk and pour over melted oleo.
  4. Add drained fruit on top. DO NOT STIR.
  5. Bake until brown at 375 degrees.
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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

World Kitchen-pyrex/corelle 1085800 "Pyrex Easy Grab" Glass Pie Plate - 9.5" (Pack of 6)
World Kitchen-pyrex/corelle 1085800 "Pyrex Easy Grab" Glass Pie Plate - 9.5" (Pack of 6)

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

Oregon Fruit Gooseberries, Light Syrup, 15 oz (Pack of 8)
Oregon Fruit Gooseberries, Light Syrup, 15 oz (Pack of 8)

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.

Are you going to try this pie? - It's yummy

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      OMG!!!!!!!!!! Thanks soooo much for this lovely recipe. I made it this morning and is delicious. Keep them coming :)

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      hntrssthmpsn 5 years ago

      That looks like a delicious pie! I usually do better with yeast breads than with pastries, as I'm impatient and sloppy, but this looks like a crust I can manage!

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      AJ 6 years ago from Australia

      Your recipe book looks like some of mine! Easter Blessings to you.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      well done on your presentation, looks terrific!

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      What an absolutely amazing fruit pie. I love that this pie makes it's own different from other pie recipes. Congratulations for being featured on the Yummy Squidoo Pie Monsterboards. You certainly deserve the honor.

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      EMangl 6 years ago

      i would try it if someone makes it for me :-)

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      savenlives 6 years ago

      wow, looks yummy and super simple!

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Perfect for the lazy cook (that's me). Not that many dishes to wash either with this recipe. Sounds great.

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      I really like lenses like this one. Personal comments and recipes. Photos step by step. I just have to give you a little Squid blessing for that.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I'll be expecting mine by email. Blessed!

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      patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

      Great presentation. Congratulations on your Purple Star!

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      Showpup LM 6 years ago

      How yummy! Looks like a Thanksgiving Day winner to me!

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I love the pies that bake their own crust, so you bet I will try this one! Thank you!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I will try this pie when I need to bake a quick one. ANd this one is so quick. Love your use of the word "oleo" too! My mom always called butter or margarine "oleo"!