Many Sammamish residents have family traditions they follow during the holiday season, including recipes they cannot live without during this time of the year. We picked a few recipes to share with the community. If you have a recipe you would like to share, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lesa Widner cherishes it every time she makes her mother’s deep dish fruit pie.
“My mother called it a fruit pie – it is actually a cobbler,” said Widner.
It can be made with peaches or apples, but blackberries work the best, according to Widner. Her family makes it with the blackberries they pick and freeze during the summer.
During the Great Depression, Widner’s grandmother would send her children out to pick as many blackberries as they could. She would then use their harvest to make this very blackberry cobbler, which does not use any expensive spices. Widner, 60, has adapted the recipe with slight alterations to make it less confusing.
½ stick of butter
½ cup of milk
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of self-rising flour
1 to 2 pints of blackberries
Melt butter in a square or rectangular glass baking pan. Add the blackberries and stir until they break into smaller pieces.
In a separate bowl, sift together sugar and flour, and add the milk while stirring. Pour this thin batter over the fruit.
Bake at 350°F for about 50 minutes.