Ready for dessert?
Backpacking has given us a great appreciation for good food.
We've been making this all year - fall and winter apples & pears, now peaches, plums, you pick the fruit. Always tastes wonderful. Serve with vanilla ice cream. Don't know who to credit for the recipe - it's on an old yellowed newspaper clipping, don't even know the paper.
Turn oven to 375 F, have 8x8 inch baking dish ready. Doesn't need to be oiled or buttered.
Takes 2 medium sized bowls. In one put five or six cups of fruit cut into bite sizes. Don't need to peel, but seeds aren't good.
In the other put 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mix dry ingredients.
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Mix two tablespoons of flour with two or three tablespoons of sugar and pour over the fruit bowl. Mix it all up. Dump the bowl of fruit into the baking dish.
Now, add one beaten egg to bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix it all up. Egg Beaters work fine. Pour the contents over the fruit in the baking dish and spread around evenly.
One more thing to do. Melt 1/4 pound butter (1 stick). Drizzle all over the baking dish contents. I've used a half stick and it still tasted fine.
Put it all into the oven for 40 minutes more or less.
Serve with vanilla ice cream, hot or cold.