pie season

Yesterday, my friend invited me to stay for oolong tea while our children had an old-fashioned play-date. I felt inspired to bake a pie in celebration of friendship. It is actually more of a tart, but we call it “Betsy’s Pie” (named after another friend who taught me how to make this delicious pastry):

cream 1/2 cup brown sugar
with one stick butter.
mix in one cup flour, 1 tsp. vanilla and then one beaten egg.
next, press dough into lightly greased tart pan

layer fruit in design of choice using plums, or peaches (or apricots).
dot with 5-6 bits of butter
squeeze juice of one lemon on top
sprinkle with 2 Tbs sugar

bake for 30-40 min.
in preheated 350-degree oven

let cool before eating.
best served with a steaming china cup of tea …
with a friend who enjoys conversation.


here is Rosie with the plum pie she made last year:

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