Recipes, Etc.

What is great about summer is that you can go into the grocery store and find freshly picked fruit and berries; strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, etc. Here is a recipe that is versatile. You can use any berry or fruit you desire.

Fruit Pie Delite

Crust: 3/4 cup all -purpose flour 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats 1/2 cup chopped pecans 2 T. sugar 1/8 tsp salt 1/2 cup butter

Fruit Layer: 3/4 cup sugar 2 T. cornstarch 1 cup water 2 T. light corn syrup 2 T. flavored gelatin 1 quart fresh fruit

Filling: 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract l/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped Butter the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie plate. In a bowl combine the flour, oats, pecans, sugar and salt. Stir in the butter until blended. Press onto bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch pie plate. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack. Meanwhile, combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Gradually, add the water and corn syrup; bring to a boil over medium heat; stir in gelatin until dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Arrange the berries or fruit on the cooled crust. Carefully pour the gelatin mixture over the fruit. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until set. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and extract until fluffy. Fold in whipped cream. Carefully spread over fruit layer. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Etc. — The gelatin will coincide with your choice of fruit. Also you may use vanilla or almond extract. Be creative with this recipe.

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