Creeping Crust Fruit Pie

Last night I had Sarah and Mindi over for dinner, and I made this for dessert.  They both asked for the recipe, so I thought I’d post it here for everyone to enjoy.  I got this recipe from my friend Grace.  It’s a favorite among the ladies at our church.

Creeping Crust Fruit

It’s called Creeping Crust Fruit Pie, but it’s really more like a healthy coffee cake.  Call it what you will, but it’s yummy and healthy enough to serve for breakfast.

First, assemble your ingredients:

  • 4 TBSP butter
  • 3/4 – 1 cup Sucanat (or white sugar, if that’s all you have)
  • 3/4 cup unbleached white all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup soft whole wheat pastry flour
  • wheat germ and/or ground flax seeds (optional)
  • 1-1/2 tsp aluminum free baking powder
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 cups fruit of choice

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Melt 4 tbs butter in a 9 x 13 glass pan.  (Real butter, please, none of that nasty hydrogenated oil they artificially color yellow and call margarine. *GRIN*)  I just stick this in the oven while it’s preheating.  Watch it, though, you don’t want it to brown.

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In a separate bowl, mix together the Sucanat, flours, baking powder, and milk.  (Replace some of the flour with wheat germ and/or ground flax seeds, if desired.)

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Pour this mixture over the melted butter in the pan.

Top that with 3 cups of fruit.  Blueberries and peaches are my favorite.  I don’t even peel the peaches.

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Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  I use a toothpick to make sure it’s cooked through in the middle.

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Enjoy with coffee or a glass of cold milk! 

Creeping Crust Fruit Pie
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 4 TBSP butter
  • ¾ - 1 cup Sucanat (or white sugar, if that's all you have)
  • ¾ cup unbleached white all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup soft whole wheat pastry flour
  • wheat germ and/or ground flax seeds (optional)
  • 1-1/2 tsp aluminum free baking powder
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 3 cups fruit of choice
Instructions
  1. Melt 4 tbs butter in a 9 x 13 glass pan.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the Sucanat, flours, baking powder, and milk. (Replace some of the flour with wheat germ and/or ground flax seeds, if desired.)
  3. Pour this mixture over the melted butter in the pan.
  4. Top that with 3 cups of fruit.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.