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Ruth Bell Graham’s Mountain Pie Recipe

Ruth Bell Graham with daughter Gigi, cooking together in their kitchen


Taste and see that the Lord is good;” Psalm 34:8

With the recent request for social distancing, we’re seeing families spending more time at home. One benefit to that is more opportunities for time in the kitchen, trying out new recipes.

We recently acquired recipes Ruth Bell Graham used in her kitchen. Today, we’re sharing the recipe for Mrs. Graham’s Mountain Pie. Similar to a dump cake, this simple recipe takes just a few minutes to put together and serves well warm. It is delicious topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!


Let us know if you make it – share photos of your Mountain Pie on social media and tag us!

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  1. Theresa says:

    Thank You

    1. Mary Daniels says:

      I baked this recipe today for Father’s Day and everybody loved it. Thanks

  2. Sandra says:

    This brings back memories of my mom.

  3. Pam Smith says:

    Your emails are great to receive. And thank you for the mountain pie recipe!

  4. Tricia Hedman says:

    This looks really good. I’m going to make this for Father’s Day. Thank you for sharing this recipe. So special coming from Ruth’s recipe box.

  5. Elizabeth R says:

    It is so beautiful to see how much love and care you all have for everyone. I read all messages, and now the delicious recipe.

    May God always bless the Graham family.

    Elizabeth R

  6. Robert Higginbotham says:

    you all are so reflective of your father, I know he and your mother are wearing stars in their crowns because of the legacy of Family and of the service you all are to the Heavenly Father. Happy Fathers day to all our Fathers……

  7. Dorthy Lee says:

    Ruth Graham was one of the Lord’s greatest blessings here on earth and now in Heaven.

  8. Harold & Lydia Parsleey says:

    I remember the crusade at the “Cow Palace” in San Franco. . I was privileged to serve in counseling, follow up of decisions. Great memories.

  9. Courtney Hart says:

    Thank you for sharing these special recipes! This is yet another way you all reach out, connect, and remind us all how easy it can be to do for others. God bless!

  10. Karen Rogers says:

    Love the good tasting recipe of the berry pie! Thanks for sharing.

  11. SUSAN W. HIATT says:

    I will make it and let you know, thanks for your kindness. What a great family you all are.

  12. Patti Petree says:

    I’ve made this recipe for decades too. We call it Dump Cobbler, and so good with fresh fruit as well as canned. Thanks for sharing with a new generation!

  13. Gwenyth Collins says:

    Thanks for the recipe. Anxious to try it.

  14. Sandra Blanchard says:

    Love a simple recipe. We want to live life intentionally, simply & with purpose, which is pleasing to God. Thank you!

  15. Charlene Albers says:

    Sounds great and easy for this old lady!

  16. Jerry Porter says:

    Thanks for sharing and caring. Vanilla Ice Cream topping Amen with lots of Praise music!!!

  17. Linda G Bentsen says:

    Will make this for Father’s Day … so simple, homemade, and with ice cream, can’t go wrong! THANK YOU …

    Have you ever tried, on one side 1/2 blueberry and 1/2 cherry …on the other for a patriotic theme?

    I might try that for the 4th July xoxoo

  18. Barbara McNinch says:

    We love Ruth Graham’s Cherries-Berries Pie recipe! Thank you Graham Family for your post. We will share with love to our Sunday school teacher Nita and Tim Rampey and her family. Nita is my Bible Study leader, Tim is a Bible Scholar, our Sunday school teacher and takes a group of 20 or so from our church and other’s who want to go to Jerusalem every year. We stay in a Hostel in Jerusalem and we tour Israel for 15 days viewing all the most significant places where Jesus walked.

  19. Betty Smith says:

    Thank you I have had before and love this knowing Ruth Graham Bell made it too. Blessings to all.

  20. Ruby Fretz says:

    Hope to try this recipe this weekend when my daughters visit.

  21. Katherine Kinnaird says:

    That’s a great recipe. I hope to bake it with my Granddaughter Journey. God bless you you’re all in my prayers.

  22. Susan Sheets says:

    Thank you for the wonderful work you do for Jesus

  23. Terry says:

    Will be trying this soon. Thanks.

  24. Karen says:

    Thank you 🙂 She was very precious in God’s sight. Please continue the recipes

  25. Ruth Murray says:

    Tried the Mountain Pie…a HUGE success!

  26. Judy says:

    This sounds great

  27. Sybille Crom says:

    This Recipe puts me back to simpler times and good food with out artificial ingredients.. thank you for sharing !

  28. Jeff and Donna says:

    We tried the Fresh Apple Cake recipe and it is delicious!!


  29. Eileen Wood says:

    Reminds me of my Nana’s baking

  30. Christine Seals says:

    What a lovely easy recipe! No eggs surprised me but it makes a great pudding! Thank you.

  31. jenelle ochsner says:

    Great Memories

  32. PAULA J ENGLE says:

    I am looking forward to making Mrs. Graham’s “Mountain Pie” recipe.

  33. Anne Everitt says:

    It was so good! Thank you for sharing it. I made it for my husband on Fathers Day.

  34. Vernell Gray says:

    Thank you, for the Billy Graham Family’s sharing and serving of our Savior. May God’s Blessings be yours forevermore.

  35. Clyda Hester says:

    Thank you for the recipe…I look forward to making this mountain pie. I like the idea of bringing Ruth’s recipes into my home… I’m sure there are many times she prayed while she cooked.

  36. Lisa Stephens says:

    so good loved the picture.

  37. Shelly says:

    It was delicious. Thank you

  38. Sandy Kopalchick says:

    I really want to try this simple recipe from a very special lady!

  39. Jean Stettler says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  40. Margaret Kimmel says:

    Thanks for the recipe. Would love to get the emails.

  41. Regina Gilmore says:

    Loved all of the recipes and would love to purchase the book.

    Also I am always inspired with Franklin’s words. Everyone needs to hear him and understand how important and critical at this day and time especially.

    Words that cause me to pause and realize How important our prayer time and time in the Bible is everyday.

    Thank you for sharing, teaching and loving us enough to care about our walk with God.. 🙏

  42. Karen M. says:

    I made Mrs. Graham’s mountain pie recipe and it was absolutely amazingly delicious. I love it that was so easy and simple to make. My family really enjoyed it. I will add this to my favorite dessert recipes. Thank you for posting these recipes from Mrs. Graham…what a blessing it is to be connected to her through her love of baking and cooking. This will be a family favorite for many years!!

  43. Barbara Luningham says:

    I am pretty sure the canned cherries Mrs. Graham go we’re not mostly liquid (juice) like those available now. I didn’t know whether to drain the fruit or not. I used half the liquid. The pie was tasty, a little too doughy for my palette, but, better half hubs, loved it. I will experiment with different brands and different fruits. Overall, an “8” from me, “11” 😄 from husband.

  44. Ursula calhoun says:

    I made this yesterday but instead of using canned fruit, I cooked fresh blackberries with sugar and tapioca first. Thank you for this great recipe. And thank you for the saving words to bring others to Christ. Also that you stand firm against a ever increasing hostile world. Such a testimony to all believers.

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