As I had been gone all weekend, we accumulated a ton of ground cherries. Ground cherries are a small round orangey fruit that are in the same family as tomatillo plant but taste like a sweet tiny tomato crossed with pineapple. It's hard to describe the flavor except that I think it's very yummy while Isaiah is not a big fan. I only have one plant but this year it has been very prolific.
|Ground Cherries in their husks. They're ripe when they fall off the plant so it's a race to get them before the bugs.|
After looking at a bunch of recipes online, I settled on:
1 cup ground cherries (as that's what I had)
1 cup of blueberries (to make up the difference)
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp water + flour to thicken
|Hard to go wrong with ground cherries, blueberries, and sugar.|
I used a store-bought pie shell as making pie crust is the absolute worst and it turned out bubbly and delicious. Yum!
|Mmm fresh from the oven.|
|Don't forget the cream!|