This is a simple and delicious recipe for an unusual Mennonite pie treat. Ground cherries are spooned into an unbaked pie crust, covered with a brown sugar mixture, and sprinkled with a sweet and buttery crumb topping. It bakes up fragrant and yummy.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 2 1/2 cups ground cherries
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 (9 inch) pie shell
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Wash ground cherries and place in unbaked pie shell.
Mix brown sugar and 1 tablespoon flour and sprinkle over cherries. Sprinkle water over top.
Mix together 3 tablespoons flour and 3 tablespoons sugar. Cut butter in until crumbly. Top cherry mixture with crumbs.
Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 15 minutes, reduce temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and continue to bake for 25 minutes.