Nonna's Pie Cake

Linda Mericle


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!

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes
15 Min
30 Min


Add to Grocery List

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

How to Make Nonna's Pie Cake


  • 1Blend flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (like making pie crust)
  • 2In 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.
  • 3Press 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.)
  • 4Add 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.
  • 5Bake 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?

Printable Recipe Card

About Nonna's Pie Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Pies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

Show 5 Comments & Reviews

Sponge Cake Recipes That'll Inspire You To Get Baking

Sponge Cake Recipes That'll Inspire You to Get Baking

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

While the concept of a sponge cake is simple (eggs, butter, sugar, and flour), the result is a very impressive dessert. The first sponge cake recipe appeared as early as...

14 Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

14 Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Mmm, there’s just something magical about a tasty chocolate cupcake that just makes our mouths water. We searched high and low on Pinterest for some seriously awesome chocolate cupcake recipes...

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes To Brighten Your Day

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes to Brighten Your Day

Kitchen Crew

The markets are bursting with blueberries these days! That makes me very happy because not only are they yummy, they're super healthy. Packed with antioxidants, research shows blueberries can help...