Thursday, April 12, 2012

Purple With A Captial P {Gooseberry Patch Review and Giveaway}

Yes that's right, I am happy to be bringing yet another Gooseberry Patch cookbook. I swear, I become like a kid again each time I am lucky enough to team up those great folks! I just love reading, cooking from, and sharing their recipes and ideas. This time I was asked to review "Fresh from the Farmstand" and with the summer months coming, nothing could be more perfect to bring into my home b/c one of our favorite warm weather activities is visiting our local farmers' markets and filling our fridge w/ locally grown produce. This book has over 200 easy to make recipes encouraging the use of veggies and fruits in every meal from breakfast to dessert!
Now unfortunately none of our local stands are open yet, but as luck would have it, I have a stash in my freezer for moments just like this. The minute I saw this recipe I knew it would be one to try. See, my "boys" are raspberry fiends. They love them in whatever way they can get them. Now, I am not as big of a fan as they are, but if I take the time to bake something, you can bet I'm going to eat it! However,  when I saw the word "custard" in this recipe it totally intrigued me. I am a custard lover. I love peach custard pie, rhubarb custard and of course sugar cream, b/c it's nothing but custard! So I figured the boys could get their berry fix, me my custard one and a happy family we would have. Now I will admit, while baking I thought this pie would never set. I was convinced I had messed up big time using frozen (thawed) berries. But by golly, it finally did, and I was breathing a sigh of relief. I have never seen a pie this color of purple before, and on top of being absolutely delicious, it is gorgeous! If you would like to get a copy of this cookbook for yourself and try this recipe and so many more, scroll down and enter to win!

Raspberry Custard Pie

1 1/2-2 c. raspberries (if using frozen, thawed and well drained)
1 c. sugar
1 c. sour cream
2 eggs, beaten
1 TBS flour
1 tsp salt
1 9-inch pie shell, unbaked (if frozen, follow directions for thawing)

Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine eggs and sour cream. Mix well. In another bowl place raspberries. Sprinkle w/ sugar, flour and salt. Toss gently to coat. Add to egg mixture and mix well. Pour into crust and bake 45 minutes or until set. Let cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.
*NOTE* I baked mine on a cookie sheet for accidental spills. It also took 1 hour to bake. I kept mine in the fridge.
Recipe Submitted by Sarah Swanson~ Noblesville, IN and found on page 206



Shared on The Country Cook Apr. 13, 2012
Shared on Make Ahead Meals Apr. 16, 2012

    Now for the Giveaway!!

Rules:
1. This contest is open to US Residents 18 and older ONLY.

2. The winner will be chosen by Random.org 

3. The winner will be notified by email and Facebook. He/she will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

4. When leaving comments for entries, they MUST BE SEPARATE ones AND include an email address so it's easy for me to find the winner. If entries are together, it will only count as (1) and if no email, entry will not be considered.

5. If any of the extra entries are items you are already doing, please just remind me!

6. Contest Ends: Monday, April 30, 2012 12am EST

One Lucky Winner Will Receive
(1) Fresh from the Farmstand Cookbook



Mandatory Entry:
1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite pie!

Extra Entries:

1. Follow Gooseberry Patch on Twitter. Leave a comment saying you've done so.

2. Become a fan of Gooseberry on Facebook. Leave a comment when you've done so.

3.Leave a comment on Gooseberry's blog. Then come back here and leave a comment telling me you've done so.

4. Join the Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends email club. Leave a comment here when you have.

5. Follow EMM through GFC, Linky Followers, or Networked Blogs. Homepage, left hand side. Leave a comment when you have.

6. Follow EMM on Twitter. Leave a comment when you are.

7. Follow me on Pinterest and leave a comment.


That makes up to 8 entries per person!!!

Good Luck!

GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

51 comments:

My tangled path... said...

I'm a huge mixed berry pie or rhubarb strawberry fan.

Sheena said...

I love banana cream pie! YUM!

Sheena said...

Fan of Gooseberry Patch on FB!

Sheena said...

Following EMM on GFC!

Sheena said...

Following on Pinterest!

Pat R said...

Gotta be Pecan Pie

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Pat R said...

I already lie Gooseberry on FB

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Pat R said...

I joined the GP Circle of Friends

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Anonymous said...

I love pumpkin pie! That has been a life long favrotite!!

Michelle
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Anonymous said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Facebook!

Michelle
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apple blossom said...

pecan pie

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apple blossom said...

gbp twitter follower

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apple blossom said...

gbp FB fan

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apple blossom said...

gbp circle of friends member thanks

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apple blossom said...

EMM gfc follower

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apple blossom said...

EMM twitter follower

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apple blossom said...

follow on pinterest

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apple blossom said...

left a comment at GBP blog on Thinking Spring Yet recipe hop

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Connie Bolick Lee said...

I like apple pie the best
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Connie Bolick Lee said...

I like Gooseberry on facebook

Anonymous said...

I love chocolate and peanut butter pie. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
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Anonymous said...

I am a facebook fan of Gooseberry Patch. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
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Anonymous said...

I am a member of Gooseberry Patch's Circle of Friends. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
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Anonymous said...

I am a GFC follower of yours. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
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Anonymous said...

I am a Pinterest follower of yours. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
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Anonymous said...

I posted on the Gooseberry Patch Blog. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
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M.j. said...

My favorite pie is coconut cream...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

M.j. said...

I follow GP on FB...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

M.j. said...

I am in the GP circle of friends....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

M.j. said...

I follow EMM via GFC...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

Laurie Reyes said...

My favorite Pie is Caramel Pecan with plenty of whipped cream!!!

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Anonymous said...

My Great Aunt Letty used the make the most awesome Gooseberry Pie! Top it with some homemade vanilla ice cream and I was a HAPPY Camper.

Beckie Tyrone
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Anonymous said...

I am already a Gooseberry Patch fan on facebook. ; )

Beckie Tyrone
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Anonymous said...

I am now a Circle Of Friends email recipient!
Beckie Tyrone
kctyronefamily@yahoo.com

smiling daisy said...

Favorite Pie .... Strawberry with extra whip-cream !!!

smiling daisy said...

Yes... I follow GP on twitter !!!

smiling daisy said...

Yes ... I follow GP on FB !!!

smiling daisy said...

I am part of "circle of friends" !!!

smiling daisy said...

Following EMM on twitter =)
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Kay said...

Favorite pie is the one being served, but all time favorite is lemon pie. Bonnie used to make the best, miss that lady. Custard pie is close by the favorite list.

smiling daisy said...

Yes... I am following on Pinterest !!!! jennirae04@hotmail.com

Thanks !!!

Kim said...

I love Chocolate Pie!!!

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Kim said...

I'm a fan of Gooseberry on FB!

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Anonymous said...

I love pecan pie :)

Sara Voges
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Anonymous said...

I'm a fan of GBP on facebook!

Sara Voges
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Anonymous said...

Any pie my mom makes. She makes the perfect crust. If you don't like the flavor, just scrape it out. :)

Anonymous said...

I love love love peanut butter pie! Had it in Amish country and I've been a fan ever since!

Anonymous said...

I love French Apple Pie~

Anonymous said...

I am a member of the Circle of Friends email newsletter from Gooseberry Patch

Anonymous said...

I already like/LOVE Gooseberry Patch on Facebook

Anonymous said...

I love pecan praline cream pie!