“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

- Audrey Hepburn

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rainy Day Recipe

While being stuck inside yesterday during the crazy rainstorm, I became restless and wanted to bake something fun. Why not? :) Rikki Tikki and I were snuggled up most of the day in our blankets and it was time to try and be productive, so here is a fun recipe for you guys to try out on a nice rainy day!

Three Berry Pie

1 cup fresh strawberries, halved
2/3 cup white sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 cups raspberries
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
2-3 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie (I used a pre-made crust instead!)

** Note: I personally used frozen berries. Just make sure you let them defrost for about half an hour before using them.
(Only takes about 20 minutes prep time and then 60 minutes cooking time)

  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together sugar,cornstarch and a splash of cinnamon. Add strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and lemon juice; gently toss until berries are coated.
  2. Line a 9 inch pie plate with half of the pastry. Stir berry mixture, and transfer to the crust lined pie plate. I personally made sure to sprinkle a little bit of the white sugar and cornstarch mixture on the crust before pouring the berries inside to help it from making the crust soggy.
  3. Top with second crust, and seal and crimp the edge. The recipe didn't call for it, but I brushed on a egg and water mixture (1 egg + 1/4 cup water) over the top crust before placing it in the oven. It worked out perfectly :)
  4. Place a foil trim over the crust to keep it from burning!
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes when using fresh fruit, 50 minutes for frozen fruit. Remove foil. Bake for an additional 20 to 30 minutes, or until the top is golden. Cool on wire rack.
and TA-DA!!!
Enjoy your treat!!
And obviously, make sure to top it off with some wonderful vanilla bean ice cream ;)

1 comment:

  1. O Dang....We need that over here! Wish you could come! We are going to be getting 50 to 60 miles a hour winds, so they are stopping all incoming flights....bad weather all over. Beautiful pie for a Tea Party with Rikki Tikki..:)