RECIPE: Mennonite Fruit Dessert

roselin32August 18, 2003

Whenever I am looking for a large dessert to take along to meetings and such, this is the one I always turn to.

Cake layer:

2c all purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1c sugar

1/8 tsp salt

1/2 c butter

1c milk

2 beaten eggs

2 tsp vanilla

Fruit layer

fresh or frozen unsweetened fruit of choice-apples, peaches, berries, apricots, plums, etc.


1/4 c melted butter

3/4 c all purpose flour

3/4 c sugar

Blend flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and butter in a large bowl. Stir in milk, eggs, and vanilla.Spread in a well greased jelly roll pan (17x11x1"). Cover with fruit of choice. Combine topping ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle over fruit and bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes.

Yields: 40 squares.


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Hey, it doesn't have raisins in it either! I bet it would work with our local fruit too.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2003 at 5:47PM
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Roselin, I can use this for sure for our family gatherings.
Would it work with fruit combinations also? Or do you recommend just one type of fruit be used?

    Bookmark   August 19, 2003 at 4:39AM
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Marlen, go ahead and use whatever fruits you want. Since we have peach and apricot trees, that is what I usually use but any fruit or combination should work just fine.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2003 at 9:29AM
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You have an apricot tree??? Lucky you!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2003 at 5:49PM
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Apricot and peaches-but when we have a good crop, I never feel lucky!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2003 at 8:06PM
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