I know its not the season for this pie… But we have to do what we want, because life is short!
If I had to pick my absolute favorite kind of cooking I would say baking a pie. And if I had to pick my favorite pie to make I’d say Mixed Berry Pie. There are tons of recipes out there that are a variation of this pie but this recipe is mine. Out of trial and reassessing this is what turns out the best in my opinion. I hope you enjoy making it as much as I do!!
- Place half of pastry on wax paper
2. Press down to start flattening pastry
3. Roll out pastry to about 12 inch circle
4. Pull off top layer of wax paper
5. Transfer pastry to empty pie pan
6. Roll out top pastry and using a knife, or a rolling cutter, cut pastry into strips
7. Fill lined dish with fruit filling and weave top pastry
8. Seal top and bottom pastry by pressing down edges with thumb
Spring Berry Pie
1 cup quartered strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup blue berries
1 cup blackberries
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
dash of cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
1 tablespoon lemon zest
Mix all together in a medium bowl and let sit for about 20 minutes.
2/3 cup pluse 2 tablespoons shortening
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 to 5 tablespoons cold water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out top and bottom pie pasties. Line pie pan with on pastry and fill with fruit filling. Lay top pastry over top the fruit. Seal top and bottom pastries along side of pie pan with thumb. Cut 4-8 vent in the top pastry.
Mix together all ingredients with your hands. Start with 4 tablespoons of cold water and if dry add 5th tablespoon. Split dough in half. To avoid the messy flour situation roll crust in between two pieces of wax paper to a 12-inch circle. (If paper slides wet the counter top just slightly)
Transfer pastry to pie pan and pour the filling into the pan. Roll out the second half of the pastry. Place pastry on top and fold top pastry under access bottom pastry. Seal fold with thumbs. Cut 4-8 vent in the top pastry. Cover top of pie with tin foil, and place in hot oven. Bake 30 min or until filling is boiling. Remove tin foil and bake an additional 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Whats your favorite thing to cook!?