“Come join Love the Pie with TidyMom sponsored by Cherokee USA, Le Creuset, Wilton,Bags by Bloom and Harvard Common Press”
Folks, one of the few things keeping my spirits up this week has been the constant pie-babble on the blogosphere and Twitter. Thank goodness.
For those of you who haven’t been around, 6 blogger ladies decided to team up and do something about the lack of pies on the internet.
The rules were simple:
-6 bloggers. 1 dream. 6 days worth of pie.
-Use Kirsten’s No-Nonsense Pie Dough recipe
-Post pics that make you drool or force you to cheer out loud in triumph
Ya’ll voted last week on what kind of pie I should make. The winner was…
I have successfully made several cream and custard pies, but have been paralyzed with fear at the thought of baking a fruit pie. I think my fear stems from the second topping crust and the fancy business there.
But fears be damned during pie week! I shall make that berry pie and it shall taste of magic and wonderment!! Like unicorns smooching in the enchanted forest. Ok, that got weird for a minute.
This recipe was INCREDIBLY easy to do. Kirsten’s pie dough was a snap (flakey, buttery goodness), and the berry mixture whipped together in under a minute.
We had a moment of touch and go when the oven started billowing smoke, but just remember to put a cookie sheet on the rack below the pie in the oven. My house did not start on fire. 🙂
You will need:
Kirsten’s dough recipe
2 cup raspberries
1 cup blackberries
1 cup sliced strawberries
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
6 pats of butter (approximately 1-2 Tbsp.)
sprinkle of sugar
Roll out your pie dough and place in a greased pie tin and pierce dough with a fork to prevent air bubbles.
Combine berries, sugar, cinnamon, flour, and lemon juice.
Pour berry mixture into pie crust.
Top with 6 pats of butter.
Gently cover with the second pie crust and press edges together.
Make a few slits in the center of the pie with a knife.
Sprinkle the top with sugar.
Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Let cool for another 20 minutes, if you can help yourself.
And it’s true, the snozzberries tasted like snozzberries!
Don’t forget to check out my internet buddies to ooo and ahhh over their pies:
Monday-Comfortably Domestic-Apple Tart with Cheddar Streusel
Tuesday-Inside NanaBread’s Head-Bananas Foster Fried Pies
Wednesday-Tenaciously Yours-Pumpkin Pie
Thursday-La Petite Pancake (that’s me)-Snozzberry Pie
Friday-Wanna Be A Country Cleaver-Nutella Pecan Pie
Saturday-Decadent Philistines Save the World-Mushroom Red Wine Pie
Thanks for playing,