Many years ago when I was a very young wife and mother, I had favorite “Sour Cream Blueberry Pie” recipe.  I think it was in a Betty Crocker cookbook.  Then one day I loaned the book to a niece and the book never came back to me so I loss the recipe.  Since that time I have looked and looked for that same recipe.

I always purchase a cookbook as my souvenir when I travel anywhere.  Then I write in the front page where it was purchased and the occasion.  Then it brings back the memories of that time.

One day as I often do, I was reviewing some of my cookbooks.  I was looking at one of my favorites titled “A Taste of Home from the Schlabach Family.”  I had purchased it at a Shop called Hein’s in Berlin, Ohio, April, 1998 while Mac and I were on vacation.  Low and behold I came across this KEEPER Sour Cream Blueberry Pie I had desired for such a long time.  I do believe it to be even better than my original pie.

Can you believe this???  I ate all of that pie except for one piece I allowed for my sister-in-law, Ava.  No, not as you are thinking; I did not eat it all at one sitting.  I ate it delightfully a piece at a time over several days.

SOUR CREAM BLUEBERRY PIE

1 egg○

¾ cup white sugar

2 Tbsp. flour

1 cup sour cream

½ tsp. vanilla

¼ tsp. salt

2 cups blueberries

1 unbaked pie shell

Mix first 6 ingredients well.  Add fruit and pour in unbaked pie shell.  Bake 25 minutes at 400○.  Take from oven; add crumbs.  Bake 15 minutes more.

CRUMMBS:

3 Tbsp. flour

1 ½ Tbsp. butter, softened

*½ cup chopped nuts

Thoroughly mix ingredients together to form crumbs.

*I like to toast nuts before chopping.  Toast by placing in oven at 300○ for approximately 7 to 10 minutes (do not let burn).  When cool, I place them in a Ziploc bag and using a meat mallet, hammer them until they are the chopped the desired size.  No cleanup needed.

NOTE: This cookbook is a collection of 650 recipes; a collection from five generations (1897-1997) compiled by family member, Wilma Yoder.  When I called this nice lady for permission to use the recipe from her book, we had a pleasant conversation.  I feel we have become fast friends.  She told me fourteen family members gathered around the table to gather all these recipes which they then submitted to the local printer, Carlisle Printing Company.  These recipes are not those quick and instant things; they are real from scratch which is what I personally like best.  In the first few pages are several copies of handwritten recipes & remedies from past generations.  They are both amusing and touching.  The book also contains a bit of interesting family history, poems and entertaining tidbits.  I learned that they do still grow most of their own produce.  When I spoke with Wilma last they were having a snowy winter day and schools had been closed.  They still travel by horse and buggy which is incredible to me.  This cookbook is in its 9th printing and has sold a total 24,000 books.  I am blessed to have a first edition, probably a rare collectable cookbook someday.  You may acquire one of these books by sending $13.00 (which includes postage) to Wilma Yoder, 5989 TR 355, Millersburg, Ohio 44654.  I HIGHLY recommend you buy this one in a million cookbooks.  If not, it is your loss.  She only has 200 left to sale.  She promised to sign any cookbooks ordered.  When I send her the copy of this recipe column, she is going to send me her new family cookbook titled “Just You and Me” for the same price.  I can hardly wait.