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Triple Berry Pie

21 Jul

Triple Berry Pie

One of my favorite things about summer in California is the fruit. On Saturdays, my husband and I walk over to the farmers’ market and buy whatever looks good. Sometimes we come back with way too much good stuff. But that’s not a problem because too much fruit means I can make pie!

You can make this pie with just about any berries you have available. The amount of each type of berry is not important, but try to use 5-6 cups of berries total. Fresh fruit is best but defrost and drain fruit first if you are using frozen berries.


Triple Berry Pie

INGREDIENTS
2  9-in pie crusts (store bought or homemade)
2/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons lemon zest
2 1/2 cups blueberries
2 cups strawberries, sliced
1 1/2 cups raspberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 egg white
1 teaspoon water

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F  and place the oven rack in the lower third of the oven. Place a baking sheet on the oven rack. (The pie plate will be placed on the hot baking sheet to catch any spills.)
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, cornstarch, and zest. Mix berries in a large bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice. Add sugar mixture to berries and gently toss until berries are coated. Allow fruit mixture to stand for about 15 minutes.
  3. Line the bottom of your pie pan with the pie dough and fill with fruit mixture. Cover fruit with remaining crust — cut dough into strips to make a lattice top or tuck the top dough over and under the edge of the bottom dough, and crimp the edges with your fingers.
  4. Whisk egg white and water in a small bowl. Using a pastry brush, spread the egg mixture over the dough covering the pie.
  5. Place pie on baking sheet in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes at 400°. Reduce heat to 350°F and bake for 35 to 45 minutes more or until crust is a deep golden brown color and juices are thick and bubbling. If the edges of the pie are browning too much during baking, cover with a foil ring or aluminum foil. Transfer baked pie to a wire rack to cool. Let cool completely before serving.