9/13/2019

C.H.'s Recipe Share: Blueberry Pandowdy

Welcome to my Recipe Share! 

Today would have been my Dad's 87th birthday 

Although he's been gone for 20 years, I still miss him. In honor of his birthday, I'm sharing one of my Dad's favorites ~ Mom's Blueberry Pandowdy.




Growing up, we were blessed because of our Dad's fondness for baked goods, which included anything sweet. During the Summer, Mom's Blueberry Pandowdy was always baking. It was one of the recipes I copied down before I got married.


I have recipes everywhere...or at least I did until I gathered the 3 x 5 cards, notebook pages, print-outs, etc. and put them in a binder--make that two binders. That got rid of the crumbling file folders I'd rubberbanded together all those years ago. LOL.




Here's a picture of the recipe card from my binder. You can see from the stains that it's been well used. Over the years, I've adapted it to include any berry or fruit. If you have it, use it ;)



We had some gorgeous blueberries the other day, so I got up early, followed Mom's recipe and here's what it looked like...now I'm not certain that's what it should look like since I never actually saw a picture of it. LOL!


I love using my grandmother's Limoges cake plate...makes me feel closer to her. ;)


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If I had raspberries--it became Raspberry Pandowdy. I made up recipe postcards, which I brought with me to many booksignings over the years. Love the simplicity of these double-sided cards, using our oldest son's advice to take a picture so people can see what it's supposed to look like. I'd like to add, that's what it looks like when I bake it -- not a guarantee of what it should look like. LOL!









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Here's Mom's recipe:


Blueberry Pandowdy

My mom used to bake this when blueberries were in season. There is nothing like the taste of blueberry pandowdy fresh out of the oven with a cup of coffee or tea for breakfast.

Note: I’ve only made this recipe with fresh berries, but you can substitute frozen or canned blueberries, or whichever berry or fruit you prefer (*see alternate below)—but I can’t guarantee that it will be as delicious as it does with fresh berries.

2 cups washed fresh blueberries (substitute drained, thawed frozen or canned blueberries)
1/3 cup sugar
Juice of ½ lemon (or lemon juice)
Cake batter (see recipe below)
Cream, Hard Sauce, or Vanilla Ice Cream for topping

*I've made this recipe with apples, too--our oldest son loves it*
6 Granny Smith Apples (peeled and sliced thin)
1 & 1/2 cups of sugar 
2 tsps. cinnamon
splash of lemon
Cook in medium saucepan until soft, add to greased baking dish (or casserole) top with cake batter.

Combine berries (or fruit,) sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes. Pour into a greased (I used margarine) baking dish (9x9x2) if you have it, or if not, I’ve used a casserole dish.

Spread with cake batter (recipe follows) and bake in a preheated moderate oven 375 degrees F for about 20 minutes. Spoon out servings hot or cold and serve with cream (whipped if preferred)
Makes 6 servings.

Pandowdy Cake Batter

½ cup butter (or margarine)
½ cup sugar
1 egg
1 ½ cup sifted flour (I only used Heckers Unbleached)
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
½ cup milk

Cream butter until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar. Stir in egg. Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with milk. Beating until smooth. Spread over hot berries…see above berry recipe.

Do you have a favorite sweet recipe that you love? Leave a comment, I love swapping recipes!

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Today was supposed to be the day my Sweet Christmas Novella: Christmas Comes to Apple Grove would be available for Pre-Order...


Well it would have been if I'd known that you could only set the Pub date...not the Pre-order date. *sigh* 

So it's been available for pre-order since August 28th when I set everything up. I only seem to learn things the hard way, but I always get back up, brush myself off and put one foot in front of the other. 

So although I didn't manage to have the pre-order date today, on what would have been my Dad's birthday. In his memory, I'm still thinking of him, thanking him for the gift of life, words and song. Celebrating by giving away a signed print--or e-book--copy of my new Sweet Christmas Novella: 


Christmas Comes to Apple Grove




Happy Baking...Happy Reading!!




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24 comments:

  1. The recipe cards are a great idea. Yes, you do need a picture.

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    1. Good Morning, Mary...I must be losing my mind just a bit this morning, thought I'd published a reply to you around 6 am. Sorry 'bout that. BUT, thanks for thinking they're a great idea. I never would have thought of it, if not for our oldest son mentioning pics would be a good idea. Now whenever I make up different recipe cards, I always use the antique plates passed down to me...feels like a hug, you know? Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Happy Heavenly Birthday to your Dad! Thanks for sharing the recipes. They look yummy! Looking forward to another of your wonderful books! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Good Morning, Debbie. Thanks for the Heavenly bday wishes for my Dad...miss him. You're very welcome for the recipe. They really are yummy, but the part I like best is the Pandowdy cake batter...it's not too sweet, just right when you've added the berries. Thanks for the kind words about my books. Missed not going to RAGT this year, could have gotten my hug from you ;) Thank you for stopping by ;)

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  3. I have to try these recipes. They look yummy

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    1. Please let me know what you think when you do. If you are a baker, it's a super-easy recipe. And I like that you can choose whatever type of fruit you'd like. I'm thinking of trying it with plums must make the time to go to Och's Orchard this week ... but I'm at the halfway point in my new Regency Historical and it's hard to just walk away from the Duke (and my keyboard) LOL! Thanks for stopping by ;)

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  4. Love the recipe and love you and your stories.

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    1. OMG, Terry...just noticed I didn't comment right under yours--sorry 'bout that ;) Trying again, ICYMI. Good Morning, Terry! Thanks so much for the kind words ;) I confess, I prefer using the raspberries or blackberries or the two combined...blueberry is Dave's favorite ;) Thanks for stopping by!!

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  5. Good Morning, Terry! Thanks so much for the kind words ;) I confess, I prefer using the raspberries or blackberries or the two combined...blueberry is Dave's favorite ;) Thanks for stopping by!!

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    1. Thanks, T Fordice...sometimes simple recipes taste just right ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks, BN. My favorite part is that you can use your favorite fruit...but I haven't tried anything truly tropical yet...not sure about that, just as an FYI ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks, Angi ;) Thank you and Amanda for inviting me to be a part of your blog crew!

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  9. Love the recipe postcards. The raspberry pandowdy looks yummy.

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    1. Thanks, Rita! VistaPrint has been my 'go to' for creating postcards and business cards for the longest time. I can honestly say the raspberry pandowdy is one of my faves! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Thanks for sharing! This sounds fantastic!

    Thinking blackberry/blueberry for a combination. Of course, blackberry is an automatic choice.

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    1. Hi Patty! You absolutely cannot go wrong with blackberry or the yummy combination you suggested of blackberry/blueberry! Let me know how it turns out. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Thanks for sharing. Looks like something I might try.

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    1. Your very welcome. I hope you enjoy the recipe. It always feels like my Mom's with me whenever I bake it ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. You have a lot of patience, lady! lol The recipe looks great and you already know I love your books!

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  13. First time on the blog. Love the recipe. As well I love old west love stories.

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  14. Sounds like a lovely book. Thanks for the opportunity.

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