Red, white & blue berry pie.

July 1, 2012 Post a comment

Crust recipe:

This is a pretty stander crust recipe.

1.5 c of all purpose flour (unbleached)
5 tbl of I can’t believe it’s not butter (freeze it first and cut into cubes)
4 tbl of Crisco shortening (again freeze it first)
1/2 tsp of salt
3 tbl of ice cold water

Crust Directions:

In your food processor, add the flour.  Then add the very cold butter and shortening to the flour.  Add the salt and pulse to blend.  Quick pulses, 4 times.

Then with the motor running, add the water – 1 tbl at a time.  The dough will be very crumbly.  This is exactly how you want it!  Stop the machine.  Lay one piece of plastic wrap on your counter and pour the dough onto it.  Wrap the plastic wrap around it and form it into a ball (using the plastic wrap over top).  Handle the dough as little as possible.  Then chill for 45 minutes in the fridge.

When you’re ready, roll the dough onto a floured surface.  Make a 14 inch circle and then roll the dough around your rolling pin.  Then transfer the dough to your pie pan and roll it over top.  Push it down in the corners and cut off the excess around the edges.

Filling ingredients:

6 cups of blueberries and raspberries
Zest from one lemon
Juice from one lemon
1/4 cup of all purpose flour
1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Milk for brushing on the crust
Sugar for dusting the crust

Filling directions:

Gently mix all of the ingredients in a bowl together.  Avoid breaking the berries as best as you can.  Fill your pie crust.  Brush on milk around the pie crust edges.  Sprinkle with sugar.

Preheat your oven to 425 and bake the pie for 20 minutes.  Then turn the oven temperature down to 350 degrees and bake for 40 additional minutes.  Remove and let cool.  Then cut and serve.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Carrie's Experimental Kitchen July 2, 2012 at 1:02 AM

This looks gorgeous Robin!


robinr July 2, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Thanks so much Carrie. Tasted even better!! :)


Sonali- The Foodie Physician July 3, 2012 at 9:08 PM

This looks awesome Robin! Have a happy 4th!


robinr July 3, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Thank you my sweet friend!!! Happy 4th to you too :)


Courtney July 5, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Hello! I LOVED this recipe. So easy and gorgeous. I made it for my family on the holiday and got rave reviews. I posted about it on my blog, gave you credit, and linked back. :) In case you are interested, Take care!


robinr July 6, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Thank you so much Courtney!!! You are so thoughtful and I do appreciate it :) oxoxo


robinr July 6, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Thanks for sharing!!!


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