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July 5, 2011

Mixed Berry Pie

Filed under: Recipes — Karma @ 10:29 am
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Fresh raspberries

Remember all the strawberries Sarah and I picked last week?  The raspberries in my backyard have been ripening too.  Sarah goes outside faithfully each day and picks about this amount of berries at a time.  I started to wonder about what I could make with them.  Serendipitously, I received an email from Fine Cooking Magazine with a wonderful looking pie recipe and, on Twitter, I started noticing the hashtag #pieday popping up with some of the folks I follow.  Turns out it is also an event on Facebook. Today, July 5th, is #pieday.   I made this lovely recipe on Saturday, with a small adjustment. 

Click here to see Fine Cooking’s recipe.  The weather has been warm and wonderful (pretty much) here for the last few days.  I really wanted to make this pie, but I really didn’t want to roll out pie crust.  The rest of the recipe seemed simple and straightforward, so I looked for a short cut.  I noticed it was calling for a shortbread pastry recipe for the crust.  I thought, what about a shortbread cookie recipe?  I was thinking about a nice, easy, crumb recipe that you just press into the pie pan.  I found that here.  This worked fine BUT it was more buttery than I expected and it didn’t fill the whole pie pan.  Because of the butter content, it sort of melted down the side of the pan and formed a big cookie at the bottom of the pie plate…
cookie pie crust

…which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Next, the fresh raspberries are sprinkled on top of the baked crust:
filling the pie crust

Blueberries get cooked with sugar and cornstarch to form a deep purple goo:

 hot berry pie filling

…and the strawberries are tossed in at the end.  Pour the hot berry goo on top of the raspberries in the pie crust:
pie filling

and refrigerate for 4 hours.  Final step is topping with whipped cream (yes, I whipped my own this time Scott) and sprinkling with berries:
finished pie

It was delicious and a perfect red, white and blue, Fourth of July weekend treat.


  1. This was fantastic! I loved the crust too.

    Comment by JenniferA — July 5, 2011 @ 10:39 am | Reply

  2. What a delicious looking treat! I love the first image of just the berries, such a rich vibrant color.

    Comment by tedgriffith — July 5, 2011 @ 11:06 am | Reply

    • Thanks Ted! I did love that raspberry shot too.

      Comment by Karma — July 5, 2011 @ 3:22 pm | Reply

  3. Very festive – and looks absolutely delicious!! 🙂

    Comment by Photo By Holly — July 5, 2011 @ 1:11 pm | Reply

    • It was – a great way to use up berries if you have some in season now!

      Comment by Karma — July 5, 2011 @ 3:22 pm | Reply

  4. Cookie’berry pie sounds pretty good to me… Is there any left ???… Will it travel well in an envelope… 😉

    Comment by FS Photography — July 5, 2011 @ 3:44 pm | Reply

    • I guess it would actually be “biscuit” berry pie for you, wouldn’t it? 😉 Nope none left. My sister and I polished it off last night!

      Comment by Karma — July 5, 2011 @ 8:12 pm | Reply

  5. Sounds so delicious. Please pass a piece! OK, another piece! 🙂

    Comment by Kathy — July 5, 2011 @ 6:58 pm | Reply

    • I can pass you a virtual piece… here ya go! ~~~~~ l> 😉

      Comment by Karma — July 5, 2011 @ 8:14 pm | Reply

  6. YUM!!

    Comment by thedailyclick — July 6, 2011 @ 10:20 am | Reply

  7. Looks delicious, I have been waiting for our raspberries in the back yard to ripen,ours aren’t ready yet, Angel and I check them every day. Angel does actually bite them off the vine, silly girl, she better not take all the good ones……..

    Comment by Sherry — July 6, 2011 @ 11:56 am | Reply

    • Daphne picks raspberries too – a few of ours have a tendency to grow up threw the deck!

      Comment by Karma — July 6, 2011 @ 6:58 pm | Reply

  8. YUM! 🙂

    Comment by milkayphoto — July 6, 2011 @ 2:37 pm | Reply

  9. I am practically drooling over this. Yummy!

    Comment by Robin — July 6, 2011 @ 3:09 pm | Reply

  10. A whole lotta “yum” in the comments today – and you would all be correct! 😉

    Comment by Karma — July 6, 2011 @ 6:58 pm | Reply

  11. This looks so good! I’m not into cooked fruit but I bet I’d like this!

    Comment by Becky Sue — July 17, 2011 @ 8:59 am | Reply

  12. […] the patch in my yard. I’ve been enjoying at least this many each day since. I’ve been thinking about making this pie again soon if it isn’t too late to still find local […]

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  13. […] As I think it was for most of the east coast, the 4th of July (Day 15 of my 66 days), was a rainy day. Something about rain seems to bring a sense of calmness. We moved around the house quietly and kept things low key. It was also a perfect day to bring back a recipe I hadn’t made for several years: mixed berry pie. […]

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  14. It still looks yummilicious!!!! slurrp..

    Comment by sonali — July 5, 2014 @ 12:41 pm | Reply

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