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Monday, March 14, 2016

Cherry Berry Pie- A Pi(e) Day Edition of Mondays With MiMi



     This is the second pi day since Carlee started Cooking With Carlee.  I had fully intended on making this pie to celebrate last year but I got sidetracked and did not do it.  I was determined to share one of our favorite pies with everyone this year.  This recipe was found a long time ago in one of my Taste of Home magazines.  It has been made many times for special occasions in our family.




     The original recipe calls for frozen raspberries.  I always have frozen berry mix in my freezer so I often use that instead.  Until I found my new favorite pie crust recipe this was my go to pie crust.  It's very easy to make and is a wonderful crust for any pie.  I use an unbleached wheat flour.  It does change the flavor and texture just a bit.


 
     I whipped up a batch of vanilla ice cream and warmed up the pie to finish off our family dinner this week.  Everybody really enjoyed this special dessert.  Happy pi(e) day!
-MiMi



MiMi Cherry Berry Pie

Ingredients:

For the crust:

3 cups all-purpose flour (I used organic unbleached flour)
2 tsp sugar (I like the extra flavor that raw sugar adds)
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter cut into small cubes
1 egg
6 T cold water
1 tsp vinegar

For the filling;

1 1/2 cups sugar
3 T quick cooking tapioca
1 cup fresh or frozen pitted cherries (I use a mix that has sweet and tart cherries)
2 cup of fresh or frozen berries, unsweetened
1 tsp lemon juice
1 T butter for dotting over the filling


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar and tapioca.  Add the cherries, berries and lemon juice.  Toss to coat and let stand for 15 minutes while you make the dough.
  3. In a different bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.  Cut in butter until crumbly.  
  4. Combince the egg, water and vinegar.  Slowly add this to the four mixture tossing with a fork until it forms a ball.  
  5. Divide the dough in half.  
  6. Lightly flour your surface and roll out one portion to fit your 9 inch pie plate.  Place the pastry in your pie plate and trim even with the edge.
  7. Spoon filling into the pastry lined pie plate.  Dot with the Tablespoon of butter.
  8. Roll out the remaining pastry to fit on top of the pie plate.  Place over the filling.  Trim, seal and flue the edges.  Cut slits in the pastry.
  9. Make decorative cutouts from the scraps if you would like.  After brushing the cut outs with water place them on top of the pie. 
  10. Loosely cover the edges with foil or a pie shield and place on a pie drip pan and bake at 350 F for 60 to 70 minutes.
  11. Cool on a wire rack in store in the refrigerator. 

37 comments:

  1. Yum! I love this combination! I make cherry-berry smoothies, but I never thought to put it in a pie. Ingenious!

    Hope you had a great weekend Carlee!

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    1. They play so well together, don't they? I love the mix of flavors and textures in this pie and it's the only pie dough we've tried with an egg in it! We did have a good weekend, I hope you did too!

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  2. My family would devour that in a split second! Not only does it look beautiful but sounds delish!!

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! Things like this never last long around here either!

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  3. Cherry + Berry! Can't get better than that combo. I love that you can use frozen fruit because I always have some of that on hand for my morning smoothie. I'm always looking for a good, fail-proof pie crust recipe so I'll have to give this one a try! Pinning.

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    1. Thank you! It is a great combo and the frozen fruit works great for this! This pie dough is kind of crazy because it has the egg in it, but it is a fun one. You should try MiMi's extra flaky crust and her chocolate crust too!!!

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  4. It looks so amazing. The colour brings out so well. :)

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  5. the pie looks fabulous and the design on top of the crust is such a sweet addition. i have never tried cherry pie before but now I really want to

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    1. Thank you! You definitely should give it a try!

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  6. That is one gorgeous pie! You did a beautiful job on it. It sounds over-the-top delicious as well. ;-D Can I come over for dinner next time????

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    1. Of course! We'd be happy to have you join us! We eat well, especially on the weekends ;-)

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  7. Berries + Cherries is the perfect combination for me! I look forward to trying this pie. Happy Pi Day to you!

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    1. Happy Pi Day to you as well! Berries and cherries make an excellent pie!

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  8. Mmmm...Your Cherry Berry Pie looks so delicious! And it's so perfect for Pi Day. I love that you used unbleached wheat flour. I need to start diversifying more and experimenting with wheat flour. Thanks so much for sharing your beloved family recipe. :-)

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    1. I love using wheat flour in a lot of my baking! It is fun to experiment. White whole wheat is a great place to start, but sometimes I really like using a whole wheat flour with texture too!

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  9. A great recipe! In principle, the cherry can be used in almost any dish, will not be worse

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  10. What a great pie Carlee!! Mimi did a great job!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  11. Hi Carlee, this pie looks so good and yummy! Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
    Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day.
    Julie

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  12. What a great looking pie! It must be the moon or something. I just saw another crust recipe that uses butter. In our house it is lard in pastry. However, I have now seen two bloggers I admire that use butter. I may have to try this.

    The Old Fat Guy

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    1. I would use lard too if I had a good source. Grandma always used lard she got from her butcher. We made our own when we butchered hogs with neighbors. It does make the best pie crusts. Butter is the next best thing and it adds such a nice flavor. MiMi

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  13. Looks delicious! I pinned your post at Tasty Tuesday Creative K Kids Pinterest board

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  14. This sounds SO delicious!

    I would LOVE for you join and share this at my DIY and Recipes FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thank you, it really was so very good!

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  15. What a pretty pie! I love the combo of the cherries and berries - sometimes straight cherry is a little sweet for me and I think the combo sounds marvelous! Happy Throwback Thursday!

    Mollie

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    1. I think you'll love this combo then! I don't think the filling is overly sweet at all. Thank you and happy Throwback Thursday!

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  16. OMG this looks soooo delicious! I'm going to try it out this weekend! Thanks so much for sharing at Funtastic Friday!~

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    1. Yay! I hope you love it! I have made it with this crust and with a standard pie crust and both are a lot of fun! I can't wait to hear how you like it!

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  17. Cherry Pie is one of my favorites and your recipe looks awesome! Hope you have a very special week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

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    1. I just love the addition of the berries to the cherry pie. Thanks so much, Miz Helen!

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  18. How the heck did I miss PI day? For real! This looks so delish! My husband doesn't like berries with seeds. Crazy huh? But I could use cherries and blueberries! It's on! We're having a make-up PI day!

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    1. Nooooooooooo! You definitely need a make up pi day. Do you have a good gluten-free crust?

      My husband is the same way! He loves berries, but hates the seeds. So he'll have a slice of pie, but that will be about it. More for me! I'll have to make him a cherry an blueberry pie though, that is a great idea! Maybe I'll have a make-up pi day too (you know, in solidarity!) and I can give it a try.

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  19. Yum! Berry (any kind) pie is the best!! Pinning!

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    1. Thank you! I love berries in all of their forms!

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