Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Especially for you Texans who miss Underwood Cafeterias.


1 cup shortening
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
cold water
1/2 cup butter

1 1/4 cup sugar
1 pinch salt
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 can cherries, undrained
1 cup water
4 teaspoons red food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

Crust: Combine shortening and flour in a bowl and mix well. Add salt and enough cold water to make ingredients cling together. Roll the dough until it is very thin. 

Cut up butter and place in a 9 x 13 inch pan. 

Filling: Combine in bowl the sugar, salt and flour. Mix well. Add the cherries, water and food coloring. Mix well and pour over butter in pan. Top with rolled out crust. 

Bake at 350 degrees F until brown. A little less than an hour. 

This came from a family cookbook. It was originally from a wonderful Texas-based cafeteria specializing in delicious slow-smoked barbecued steak. There were Underwood's all over Texas back in the day, but today the only remaining cafeteria is the original, which is in Brownwood, south of Abilene. 

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