*This recipe is an excerpt from Fresh from the Farm Alabama Recipes, FCS-2112.
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David and Margaret (Maggie) Cox, Maggie Valley Berry Patch, Marshall County
Frozen or fresh berries
1⁄4 to 1⁄2 cup sugar (for berries)
1 cup sugar
1 cup self-rising our
1 cup milk
1⁄2 to 1 stick butter
I prefer to cook this in a cast iron Dutch oven, but it can be done in a regular 9 x 13 baking dish. Butter sides and bottom of baking dish. Pour enough berries in bottom of pan to cover well. Sprinkle 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 cup of sugar over berries. Let sit for about 15 minutes. Mix 1 cup sugar, self-rising our, and milk (does not have to be mixed smooth). Pour over fruit. Dot with butter. Place in 350 degrees F oven for about 45 minutes. e crust should be light golden brown. Serve as is or with ice cream. Great winter dessert to use frozen fruit!
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