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nonna's pie cake

Recipe by
Linda Mericle
Dadeville, AL

Is this a cake? Or a pie? I wish this was my own Nonna's recipe, but it is my friend Rita's Nonna who came up with this wonderful and easy dessert. Try blueberries or cherries. Then have me over for a bite!

prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For nonna's pie cake

  • 3 c
  • 1/2 c
    sugar, white
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 can
    pie filling
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract (or other flavor of choice)

How To Make nonna's pie cake

  • 1
    Blend flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (like making pie crust)
  • 2
    In a small bowl mix the egg, milk and vanilla. Add it to the flour mixture and blend, using hands to form it into a ball, soft and a little sticky.
  • 3
    Press 3/4 of the dough into the bottom of a 10 x 15 jelly roll pan or rimmed baking sheet. (or once I used 2 8 x 8 pans.)
  • 4
    Add the flavoring to the fruit filling (cherry, blueberry, etc.) and spread over the crust. Drop the rest of the crumb dough in bits over the top of the pie.
  • 5
    Bake in a 350 oven for 25-30 minutes or longer for stone or insulated pans until golden. Serve up! Maybe some whipped cream on top?