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Local mention in national publication of best recipes

Blackstone and Fort Pickett are mentioned in the 2022 edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Best Recipes. Courier- Record e-subscriber Martha Beville Frame — a Blackstone native and 1963 graduate of Blackstone High now residing in Cobbs Creek in Mathews County — notes that on page 21, a recipe for Baked Pineapple Dressing appears. The cook who submitted that recipe is Cynthia Schlosser of Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Ms. Schlosser wrote, “My Aunt Agnes brought this Virginia recipe into our family.

“She and my Uncle Carl were married after having met on a blind date when he was stationed at Fort Pickett, Blackstone, Virginia. It’s a simple recipe, but one that always had a place on the table with a baked ham when Mother’s family gathered for celebrations or family picnics. Mom always makes it when she serves pork chops for Sunday dinner. It’s a nice change from applesauce.”

INGREDIENTS 2 eggs 1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple, with juice 3/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons (1/4 stick) butter

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 2-quart casserole. In a bowl, beat eggs slightly Add pineapple, sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Stir to combine thoroughly. Pour mixture into prepared casserole. Sprinkle with cinnamon and dot with butter. Cover with lid or aluminum foil. Bake for 1 hour, 15 minutes. Do not stir. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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