Saturday, July 5, 2014

Very Berry Pie

Hope you all are enjoying your holiday weekend. The highlight of mine was taking the kiddos out for their first fireworks show. Even lil'adventuress was totally into it! No pics, the poor stroller was at maximum capacity and would not allow for my camera bag. After we set up our little fireworks watching space a sweet little 5-year old girl walked over to us and said, "can I pet your baby?" So darn cute.

Anyways, just thought I would share my "kids are napping at the same time, omg... quick do something before they wake up" effort of the day.

Very. Berry. Pie.

Yum. I took advantage of all the fresh berries that are in season and whipped this baby up. You can use any mix of 4 1/2 cups of berries, this one is half strawberry and half blueberry. Enjoy!


Pastry for double crust pie:
2 cups flour
1/2 t salt
2/3 cup butter cubed and chilled
6 T ice water

Berry Filling:
4 1/2 cups choice of berries
1/2 c white sugar
3 T cornstarch

  1. Combine the flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the pieces are the size of small peas. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the mixture, then gently toss with a fork. Push moistened portion to the side of the bowl. Repeat, using 1 tablespoon of water at a time, until all is moistened. Divide the dough in half. Form each half into a ball and flatten slightly. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Transfer one piece of dough to a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough from the center to the edges to form a 12-inch circle. Wrap the crust around the rolling pin. Unroll it onto a 9-inch pie plate. Ease the crust into the pie plate, being careful not to stretch it. Trim the bottom crust evenly with the rim of the pie plate, and return the pastry-lined pie plate to the refrigerator.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the sugar and cornstarch. Add the berries gently toss until berries are coated. Allow fruit mixture to stand for about 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375.
  5. Roll out the remaining pastry for the top crust. Stir the berry mixture and pour the filling into the pastry-lined pie plate. Place the top crust over the pie and trim the edges, leaving a 1/2-inch overhang. Fold the top crust under the bottom crust, pressing lightly to seal. Crimp the edges of the crust and cut vents in the top to allow steam to escape. To prevent over-browning, cover the edge of the pie with foil.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove the foil.
  7. Bake for an additional 20 to 30 minutes, or until the filling is bubbling and the crust is golden. Cool on a wire rack.

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