From the kitchen of Judy Henry

Ruth Hawhee’s Gooseberry Cobbler
(Courtesy of Pam)

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Prepare (wash, pick and sort through) about 1 quart of gooseberries and place in a 9″x9″ pan.
  • Spread out over the top of the berries 1 cup of sugar and a sprinkle of water (approx. 1 teaspoon).
  • Then cream together 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup shortening.
  • Add the following to the creamed sugar/shortening to make a batter (which will be thick) 1 egg, 3/4 cup milk, 1-3/4  cup flour, 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Mix this together and spread batter over the berries in the pan.
  • Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.
  • Serve while warm. This is a shortbread type crust and is well suited to serve with ice cream or with cream poured over the desert.

Quick Raspberry Trifle

Yield: 8-10 servings

  • 2 packages (3oz each) ladyfingers -or- 1 pkg (16oz) pound cake cut into 18in slices
    2 packages (3.4oz each) instant vanilla pudding mix
    1 jar (18 oz) raspberry jam
    2 pints fresh raspberries
    whipped cream
  • Prepare pudding according to package directions.
  • Arrange a third of the ladyfingers on the bottom of a trifle dish or large clear or decorated bowl.
  • Set another third of the ladyfingers around the inside standing edge of the dish, using half of the pudding to keep them standing upright.
  • Gently combine the jam and half of the fresh raspberries. Spoon half of the jam and berry mixture over the pudding.
  • Layer with the remaining cake, then pudding, then raspberry mixture on top.
  • Chill.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and remaining fresh raspberries.

Cherry Cobbler

  • 3 cups cherries
    1 cup sugar
    1tb. quick-cooking tapioca
  • Put cherries in buttered 8x8x2″ pan. sprinkle with sugar & tapioca. Put in oven till ready.
  • Stir together: 1 1/2 cups flour, 3 tsps baking powder, 1tbs sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/3 cup shortening.
  • Add 1/2 cup milk & 1 beaten egg. Stir until flour is moistened.
  • Spread over hot cherries.
  • Bake 35 minutes @ 400 degrees F.