From The Kitchen Of Rachelle Underwood

Monday, December 26, 2011

Jared's Mixed Berry Pie

For Christmas day I was planning a menu. I consulted with my husband to find out what he wanted, and i suggested to him that I could make a mixed berry pie. He loves tart desserts, and I had just bought a big bag of mixed frozen berries at Costco. (This is the only way to do berries in Hawaii, they are SUPER expensive and they don't last the boat ride over.) So I used Mabel's Pie Crust found here, and looked at different recipes for the filling. I like this recipe because it has lemon zest and lemon juice, which add another layer of flavor. The pie turned out fabulous. It was nice and tart, served with vanilla ice cream, it will be his new favorite. If you want a slightly sweeter pie, add a few more tablespoons of sugar to the filling.

Jared's Mixed Berry Pie

1 recipe for Mabel's Pie Crust found here
4 c fresh or frozen mixed berries
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. flour
1/8 tsp salt
2-3 tsp lemon zest
3 tbs lemon juice
1 1/2 tbs butter

If using frozen berries, partially thaw them in a colander before hand. Make pie crust for two pies. For filling, mix all ingredients except for butter. Make sure to mix lightly, as berries are very delicate. Pour filling into unbaked pie crust, top filling with dots of butter. Place top crust on pie, seal, and cover the edges of pie crust with foil. Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until crust is golden. Remove foil the last 15 minutes of baking. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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