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Blueberry strawberry pie: berries unite

November 21, 2012 in dessert, recipe, Uncategorized

Nostalgic Thanksgiving with a  festive blueberry and strawberry pie recipe.  The living abroad homesick cure (or cure to pretty much anything else, yes I’m a doctor…).

Strawberry and Blueberry pie  | Milk and Cookies

Thanksgiving talk is for another time, this is all about pie.

Recipe: Blueberry and strawberry pie

Cooking: Prep – 20 minutes, Cooking 40-55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 700g strawberries (about 3 heaping cups halved)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 egg (optional for egg wash)

pastry:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar

Cooking:

  • Pre-heat oven to 180˚C/375˚F
  • Make bottom pastry dough  (see below) or use store-bought basic short crust or any crust you prefer.
  • Roll out the bottom dough to fit into the pan and up the sides of the pan.
  • Bake the pastry in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until a very light golden brown.
  • While the crust is cooking cut strawberries in half.
  • Add 1/2 cup of sugar to the berries, the juice of 1/2 lemon, and 2 tablespoons of flour, and toss lightly.
  • Let pastry cool for a minute or two and place the strawberry blueberry mix into the pan just below the edges of the side, drizzle softly melted butter throughout the top of the pie.
  • Roll out the other top pastry dough (see below) and place it on top.  If it’s fragile you can place pieces over most of the pie.
  • If there are no holes (because you are a perfect pastry roller) slice a few into the top pastry for the pie to breathe while cooking.
  • Egg wash the pastry by cracking and beating an egg, using a brush to thinly coat the top pastry with wash.
  • Cook for 30 minutes on the bottom rack and another 15 – 20 minutes on the top, or until golden brown.
  • Let cool for 30 minutes.

pastry:

  • Bottom pastry: Cut softened room temperature butter into small cubes, add 1/2 cup of butter and 1 cup of flour and mix gently.  Once the dough starts to pull together add 1 cold tablespoon of water, which should make the dough more pliable.   If it’s still too crumbly you can add a drop more water until it’s a bit more sticky but should not be sticking to your hands.
  • Top pastry: Same method as above except use 1/2 cup of flour and 1/2 cup of icing sugar instead of 1 cup of flour.   This dough will be slightly easier to maneuver.

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Strawberry and Blueberry pie recipe  | Milk and Cookies

Strawberry and Blueberry pie recipe  | Milk and Cookies

Strawberry and Blueberry pie recipe  | Milk and Cookies

Strawberry and Blueberry pie recipe  | Milk and Cookies

4 responses to Blueberry strawberry pie: berries unite

  1. I love this colours and I can feel your nostalgia in the pie – bake one i will bring the bubbly!

  2. Well that just made my mouth water. YUM! I will give the recipe a try soon :)

  3. I love berries and this sounds delish!!

  4. luv pies – this looks moreish.

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