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Peach Crumb Pie

For the crust: 1 1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 stick (1/4) pound butter, cut into small pieces 3 tablespoons ice water For the filling: 1 1/2 cups water 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg Pinch of […]

Served at a famous Kentucky horse race…you know the one! 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs, slightly beaten 3 tablespoons rum 1/2 cup coconut 1/2 cup flour 1 stick butter or margarine 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/2 cup pecans — chopped 1 unbaked 9″ pie shell Combine sugar, flour and eggs. Add nuts, coconut and rum. […]

This is a famous southern dessert. This recipe is so fine it substitutes for birthday cake for Betty’s son. Try it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to “cut the sweetness.” 1/2 cup Melted butter (Or margarine) 2 cups Light brown sugar 1/2 Cup Milk 2 eggs 1 Tablespoon Flour (Self- rising) 1/2 […]

This sweet streusel cake is loaded with brown sugar and cinnamon and has been a Christmas morning tradition in North Carolina since at least the 1790s.

1 quart fresh or frozen blackberries 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar 3/4 teaspoon Salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon Lemon extract 1 1/2 cup All-purpose flour 2 teaspoons Baking powder 1/4 teaspoon Ground nutmeg 2/3 cup Milk Cream or whipped cream optional Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a Dutch oven, combine the blackberries, 1 cup […]

A modern version of my grandmother’s century-old pound cake recipe, made with real butter. It has a fine crumb and a delicious lemon flavor.

Cane Syrup is one of the by-products of sugar cane refining. The C. S. Steen Company of Abbeville, Louisiana, produces Steen’s Syrup, a pure and excellent ribbon cane syrup. This recipe is an adaptation of one of theirs. 21/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves […]

his is similar to my grandmother’s recipe. Adjust the sugar to taste as rhubarb is very tart. “It will make your mouth roll up!,” as granny used to say. 1 Pie crust, top & bottom 1 pound rhubarb, washed, cut into 3/4 inch chunks 1 pint Strawberries, washed, hulled 1 1/4 cup sugar 5 tablespoons […]

For the crust: 2 2/3 cups All-purpose flour 2 tablespoons Sugar 2 teaspoons Salt 12 tablespoons chilled, unsalted butter, cut into pieces 4 tablespoons vegetable shortening, cut into pieces 6 to 8 tablespoons Ice water For the filling: 8 Cups fresh peaches,Sliced 2 Cups Sugar 1/4 Cup Flour 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon Ground nutmeg […]

This is an easy and fun gift to make at Christmas time. 1 cup Seedless Raisins, chopped 1 cup Walnuts, chopped 2 cups All-purpose Flour 2 teaspoons Baking Soda 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder 1/2 teaspoon Salt 2 teaspoons Ground Cloves 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger 4 Eggs 2 cups Sugar 1 cup […]