Triple Berry Pie

Well in honor of National Pi Day, I just had to make a pie today. I didn’t want to go to the grocery store, and I had a bunch of berries left over for last night’s party so berry pie it was. I turned to allrecipes and found a winner of a recipe and her crust recipe was super great too. I wasn’t expecting this thrown together pie to be as good as it was. Happy National Pi Day to me! The kids and I all plan to have pie for breakfast tomorrow-(happy national day after pie day to all of us)! P.S. They recipe said frozen fruit could be used instead of fresh it may just require a longer baking time.

TRIPLE BERRY PIE

Ingredients for Double-Crust Pie:

  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 C shortening, chilled (I literally filled two 1/3 C with shortening and put it in the freezer for just a few minutes)
  • 6 TB ice cold water

Ingredients for Three- Berry Filling

  • 1 C fresh strawberries, halved
  • 2 C fresh raspberries (or blackberries which is what I used tonight)
  • 1 1/2 C fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 C white sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch

Directions:

  1. Combine the flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in the shortening until the pieces are the size of small peas. Sprinkle 1 Tb of water over part of the mixture, then gently toss with fork. Push moistened portion to the side of the bowl. Repeat, using 1 Tbsp 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 for 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 strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries; gently toss until berries are coated. Allow fruit mixture to stand for about 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place a baking sheet in the oven to preheat.
  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 on the baking tray for 25 minutes. Remove the foil.
  7. Bake for an additional 20-30 minutes or until the filling is bubbling and the crust is golden. Cool on a wire rack.
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