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Gooseberry Cobbler

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My Grandma Lena was a wonderful cook. She was always cooking. I think it was a way to show how much she loved those around her. We would have big family dinners and sometimes we’d just stop by her house and she would fix us a pan of fried taters. She also loved recipes and she had a truckload of them! I was fortunate enough for her to pass them along to me.

Since this blog is all about honoring our loved ones. I thought the best way to honor my Grandma would be to share some of her recipes. Plus, on days when it’s hard to come up with something to write about, I can always just post another recipe!

The first recipe is one I probably would never bake. I’m just not a gooseberry fan, but, my Grandad was and he loved Gooseberry Cobbler. It was funny Gooseberry Cobbler was the first recipe I pulled out of the box today!

I read somewhere once that the government had outlawed gooseberries in the early 1900’s. So that night at supper I told my Grandad what I had read. He said, “Why’d they outlaw ’em? Too sour?” We laughed about that for days. Anyway, to honor my Grandma and my Grandad too today, here’s the recipe

GOOSEBERRY COBBLER

4-5 cups of gooseberries

2 1/2 cups sugar

3 tablespoons of minute tapioca

1 cup of water

Wash berries, place inside a lined baking dish lined with pastry–add sugar, tapioca and water–cover with strips of pastry–bake 50 minutes at 350. Sprinkle pastry strips with sugar and nutmeg.

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