A New Year’s Tasty Treat

Before I forget, this is not only the first of the year, it’s the first of the month, so there’s a new micro-mini story on my Hot Flashes page. Previous years’ Hot Flashes are linked from there.

SO, I made this for Christmas Eve.

The picture doesn’t really do it justice.

I got the recipe from where I learned how to cook: the back of a package. This was on the back of a tapioca package, actually. Except it was a recipe for blueberry pie, and I kind of mixed it up with a recipe for blueberry-peach crumble. And then it didn’t get cooked all the way, so I had to stir it up and microwave it, which ruined the crumble topping.

But, as my grandpa always used to say, “That don’t hurt the eatin’ of it.” I used blueberries and peaches, but you could use whatever you want.

Fruit Mix-Up

  • 4 cups frozen fruit, defrosted
  • 1/4 cup MINUTE Tapioca
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cardamom

Combine. Let stand 15 minutes. Pour into greased baking dish. Dot with butter. Sprinkle with chopped nuts, sugar, and cinnamon. Bake in preheated 400F oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or microwave for 15 minutes, until “juices form bubbles that burst slowly.”

I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies about an old favorite, That Bean Thing.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about something that doesn’t have time to finish becoming what it was meant to be.


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “A New Year’s Tasty Treat

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  1. joey

    January 1, 2019 at 3:25pm

    Mmm, I have scads of blueberries and had planned to make a pie, but now I kinda wanna eat this instead of make that. Looks wonderful. I fully believe I can smell it.

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      Marian Allen

      January 1, 2019 at 3:49pm

      It’s so, so easy! I can never get my bottom crust to bake and stay flaky. Soggy crust can be yucky, depending on what has sogged it up.

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  2. pm laberge

    January 2, 2019 at 12:39am

    HOWL! I’d eat that!
    I clicked all the buttons except for mad and sad.
    Although I am sad and mad I do not have any! (LOL!)

    It sounds like a great deeeesssert. Yuummmm~!

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      Marian Allen

      January 2, 2019 at 8:50am

      Heehee! It’s easy to make, Pete. It can be yours. Allllll yoooouuuurrrrzzzzzz!

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