Thursday, July 11, 2013

Pudding and Pie Quilt Block and Eating Blueberry Pie with Tessa, Nancy, and Helen

Pudding and Pie Quilt Block
A  note on the 12" Pudding and Pie Quilt Block.  I found the pattern here.  It's just a pattern rather than directions.  Each little square or half square triangle finishes at 2".  I thought this block went perfectly with a blog about Blueberry Pie!

As you read Wedding Ring by Emilie Richards with the Quilters' Book Club this month, take a moment to eat some Blueberry Pie with Tessa, Nancy, and Helen.!

"This delicious recipe comes from author Emilie Richards website.  Check it out here.  She says, "Shenandoah Valley cuisine combines southern country cooking with the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch, who settled much of the countryside. The area's most enduring chefs rely on fresh, locally grown ingredients such as the apples and peaches grown in Valley orchards and the berries picked from its hillsides.

"Helen is well known for her pies. When she loses a bet to Nancy early in the book, she makes one for everyone to share."

Helen's One-Crust Blueberry Pie
1 9" unbaked pie shell (I like the ones in the dairy section that you place in your own pie pan.)
1/3 cup flour
½ cup sugar (or less if berries are very sweet)
4 to 6 cups of freshly washed blueberries
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
Nutmeg and or cinnamon
½ cup of brown sugar-firmly packed
1 cup flour
½ cup butter (lower fat margarine will work, as well)

1.  Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
2.  Combine 1/3 cup of flour, ½ cup sugar and the blueberries. Sprinkle with lemon juice, vanilla and a little cinnamon or nutmeg if you desire. Pour into pie shell.
3.  Combine remaining 1 cup flour and brown sugar, cut in butter (or margarine) until crumbs are fine. Sprinkle evenly over berries.
4.  Bake for 30 minutes; then cover with foil and bake another 20 minutes.  Serve with good quality vanilla ice cream.

What delicious recipe containing fruit would you share with Tessa, Nancy, and Helen?  Inquiring minds want to know!  Answer in the comments section below.  By commenting, you are entering your name in a giveaway for Clare O'Donohue's book, The Devil's Puzzle, part of her Someday Quilts Mystery Series.  And if you send your recipe to me at  I'll put your name in the giveaway a second time!  Plume Books has generously offered copies of Clare's book for TWO lucky winners this month.   

Catch up on all this month's Quilters' Book Club posts here.

You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post here.


  1. I copied the recipe and will surely make it soon for our next church eatin' meetin'. Thanks.

  2. It's way too hot today to get that oven matter how much I love blueberry pie. As soon as apple season begins I will make apple salad with chopped apples, chopped celery, chopped walnuts, a big handful of raisins, and just enough mayo to hold it together. I can live on that coming cold out of the fridge.(not me ... though it might be a thought ... but the salad)

  3. I would share the fried apple pies recipe that I shared recently on your blog. Do I need to send it again. I think Helen probably knows already how to make some great fried apple pies though. LOL!

    I want her strawberry cream cake recipe. Wondering if it's a pound cake or what? Anything strawberry and cream sounds great.

    Oh and that block is really neat. I think it would look great in scrappy too with many more blocks to make a whole quilt.

  4. Yum! I will have to try this pie since my husband LOVES blueberries. I have a weakness for peach cobbler with a scoop of the mandatory Texas Bluebell icecream. I'm away from home but when I get back I will try to send the recipe. I'm looking forward to playing with fabrics while trying the block you posted.

  5. Peach Cobbler from Kaufman's Restaurant in Bowling Green Ohio
    It's closed now, but I used to work there)
    1 & 2/3 cup flour
    2 teas baking powder
    1/3 cup sugar
    1 & 1/3 sticks butter
    small amount of milk
    small amount of sugar
    2 cans peach pie filling (or cherry, blueberry etc)

    Pour pie filling in 9" square baking pan.
    In a bowl, mix together dry ingredients.
    Cut in butter until crumbly.
    Add milk, a little at a time, to form loose patties and place these on top of the pie filling until covered.
    Sprinkle the remaining crumbs over top, then sprinkle with sugar.
    Bake at 350 degrees until top is lightly browned.
    Serve warm or cooled with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
    This recipe is cut down from restaurant sized portions hence the thirds of everything, but there was never a written recipe, it existed only in the dessert cook's head.

  6. I would make apple crisp. I love any dessert with fruit in it!

  7. Blueberry/Banana cream cheese pie! Yum! 2 baked pie shells, cooled
    1 small tub Cool Whip
    8 oz. cream cheese, softened
    1 cup sugar
    4 bananas
    1 can blueberry pie filling

    Cream sugar and cream cheese. Fold in Cool Whip. Slice bananas and cover bottom of pie crust with bananas. Pour cream cheese mixture over bananas. Top with blueberry pie filling. Chill.

    You can also do this in a 9x13 pan. Just spread the pie shell in the 9x13 dish instead of pie pans.

  8. I would serve fresh strawberry pie. It is delicious.

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    1. (It was in response to the wrong blog page.)
      I have been looking for a red & white quilt idea. This one is great!

  10. I have won ribbons for pies at the county fair, but I would like to share an Apple Pie Pancake Syrup which I invented from scratch for the fair. It had to contain honey, because it was sponsored by the bee/honey people. It won a blue ribbon and the Grand Champion ribbon. I will send it to the email address.

  11. I would send a Plum Pie recipe that is wonderful. My mother always said the calories of a pie are lost when the pie is cut!

  12. Morning, I love apple crisp, and have one special recipe. Thanks for sharing the red and white block. Love it.


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