Thursday, March 18, 2010

Friday is Pieday!!

Hello friends, it's Friday again...time for pie! I'm getting ready for Spring and Summer and thinking about fresh seasonal fruits and veggies. Our lovely Farmers Market here in Warrenton will soon be open on Saturdays and I am looking forward to browsing the stalls and enjoying all the wares the locals have to offer. In celebration of the fruits we look forward to, we will be baking a Raspberry pie today. You might want to stop now and go to the store to purchase some vanilla ice cream.... you'll be needing it later.
Ok..for our Raspberry Pie you will need :
1. 6-8 cups of frozen or fresh raspberries (depending on pie pan size)
2. 1 cup granulated sugar
3. 4 Tbl cornstarch or 3 Tbl tapioca either work fine. If using all frozen berries, increase by 1 Tbl
4. 1 Tbl orange juice
5. 2 Tbl raspberry powder gelatin (boost color & flavor) optional
6. 1 egg white slightly beaten( to brush on crust)
I used a mix of fresh and frozen for my pie (all fresh would break the bank..not in season yet)
Prepare your pie crust and divide into two balls, one slightly larger than the other. The larger one goes on the top of the pie. Mix the berries, sugar, cornstarch and juice in a large bowl. Ok ..I have to confess, I was so enthralled with an Eastern Bluebird right outside my kitchen window (starting a nest in my birdbox) that I forgot to take a picture of the fruit mixture.  So close your eyes and imagine a bowl of berries, sugar and juice all mixed together...now open your eyes and read on.
With the leftover pie dough, cut out little shapes..I made stars. After dotting the berries with dabs of butter, roll the top crust over your pie..tuck and crimp. Make a few slits for steam release and using the egg white, brush the top and edges of the pie. Brush some egg white on the back of the stars to adhere them to the crust and sprinkle the top with sugar.
Bake in a 425 degree oven for 15 minutes then reduce temp to 375 and bake about 25 more minutes or until golden and bubbly. Cover edges if needed to prevent over browning.
Here she is all golden and flakey.
I told you that vanilla ice cream would come in handy...go get it...now..I'll wait for you.
You came back just in time..I was just about to dig in and yes ..this is what I had for breakfast. Hey..the piece was cut and I had to do something with it! I hope you give Raspberry Pie a place at your dessert table this summer. As a health note..I have used Splenda in my fruit pies and had excellent results, so those of you with sugar concerns..you can have pie too!
Until next time..be kind and stay creative and eat pie! Next week is a great savory pie, so come back.

27 comments:

Crystal Jigsaw said...

It looks totally delish. I can't eat pie as I suffer with heartburn but if I could this would be it. I'll have the ice cream though.

CJ xx

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Raspberry pie . Mmmmm . Your pie repertoire is impressive ! It's just as well you don't live nearer , otherwise I might move into your birdbox too .

Marion said...

Hi Janet
I've been drooling over all your pie recipes, but as we live on a farm which grows raspberries and strawberries, I'll save this recipe for the first fruits of the season. And with polytunnels all over the place the season starts early.
Thanks!

w said...

she's very pretty. why are we calling it a she?

Wanda said...

I have a friend that is known as the Pie Lady. You, Janet are going to be known as the Beautiful Apron and Pie Lady!

Katherine Thomas said...

Oh Good! There IS pie today! I was going to tweet you yesterday to see if you were having pie today, because I hadn't seen any mention of it , and I was getting worried! Looks delicious! I love the little stars!

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Annette said...

Looks yummy!! We eat pie for breakfast anytime I make pie! It really horrified my father-in-law the first time he stayed with us and we had pumpkin pie for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving!

Yellow House Knits said...

Wow, that pie looks amazing! I'm here from Friday Follow. Looking forward to reading more of your blog!

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Grandma Yellow Hair said...

OMG I am taking a break from mowing and now I am so hungry for this pie....good golly Ms Molly you can make the most beautiful pies I have ever seen. Paul Dean has nothing on you girl.
So you have to tell me how you ended up in Warrenton Va from Houston...
Love to have you as a guest on Blogazine...and why haven't you put your shop on Temptation Mondays site that I have.
Anyway love your site and now what am I going to find around here to eat Not your pie..wish we were neighbors
Love
Maggie

Heather McDougle said...

I'm following you from Friday Follow!
Heather
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Helena said...

What a cute blog! I love the picture of the birds on the pie pan! The pie looks so yummy!
Have a super rest of the day! I'm at AGalNeedsAtLeast2Blogs!

Safe Home Happy Mom said...

Happy Friday Follow!!! Please follow me at www.safehomehappymom.com

Nice blog you have here, will stick around for awhile.

joeandbridge said...

Hi there! Happy Friday Follow! Just poppin in to be your newest follower. Hope you can come follow mine! I am jealous of people who bake well, I cook, but when it comes to baking, I could burn those premade cookies!! Have a great weekend!

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The Groschen Goblins
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Michelle Faith said...

Happy Friday Follow, I love meeting new blogging Friends. I'm a new Follower!

janet said...

Welcome Everybody!!!!!! I love new followers..sit down and have some pie ;-)

~mel said...

That pie looks delish! Raspberry is one of mine and the hubby's favorites.

Marie said...

Big T and I enjoy pies much more than cakes and yours look delicious. We also eat leftover pie at breakfast, lunch, snack, bedtime or whenever else comes in handy - but it never lasts very long around here.

haptree said...

Gorgeous looking Pie! (I like that when you abbreviate Friday is Pie Day it sounds like a police dept, are you sure your hubby isn't a cop in the F.I.P.D!!!) So when's the book coming out Janet, you have so many fab recipes!

JoeyRes said...

The stars are a nice touch. I'm looking forward to farmer's market season too.

Ana Popov said...

I love berry pies and this one looks delicious. I like the presentation too. The stars are very cute!

Tweed Delights said...

Better late than never! It was worth popping in just to see that last pic - you're such a temptress! Now I'm starving! :D

Claire said...

Hey Janet , just dropped by to check out how the apron business is going.

Found the theme for The Golden Girls and just had to play it several times. Made my day loved that show and the theme song. Sat in the study looking out at the blue sky, sunshine garden and thought life doesn't get much better than this and then I saw your raspberry pie and I knew that there was something missing after all!!

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Jennifer Juniper said...

My husband would pester me all day for this pie if he saw this! If I ate pie every friday I'd gain 20 lbs. by the end of the year!

Julia said...

Good morning!

This pie would be just the thing for breakfast. :)

Those stars are a wonderful touch and I really should TRY to do them to on my next pie.

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