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How to make a Very Berry pie

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A step by step guide to making a berry pie from scratch using fresh blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries.
 
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Step 1: Gather all your ingredients

Gather all the berries that you want to add to your pie.

Step 2: The ingredients that are needed

Gather all the ingredients that is needed.
The berry filling:
-2 lbs of fresh berries
-1 oz of butter
-3 oz of sugar
-2 oz of water
-1 oz of cornstarch
-3.5 oz of sugar
-1/5 tsp of salt
-2 tsp lemon juice
-.25 oz butter

The crust:
-1lb 4oz of pastry flour
-14 oz of shortening
-6 oz of cold water
-.4 oz of salt
-1 oz of sugar

Step 3: Making the filling

1. Add the fruit into a saucepan. Place it on medium heat until the juices are released, then add the cornstarch with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Continue to simmer for about 10 minutes or until thick.

2. Remove from heat. Add the remaining ingredients and stir gently. Set aside and allow to cool.

Step 4: Making the crust

1. Sift flour into a mixing bowl.
2. Cut shortening into flour.
*For flaky dough, cut until fat particles are the size of peas.
3. Dissolve salt and sugar in water.
4. Add water to flour mixture. Mix very gently, just until water is absorbed. Do not overwork the dough.

Step 5: Making the crust cont.

1. Place dough in pans, cover and place in the refrigerator or retarder for at least 4 hours.

Step 6: Rolling out the dough.

1. Roll out the dough to about an 1/8 of an inch.

2. Place the rolled out dough onto a pie pan.

Step 7: Filling the pie pan

Fill the pie pan with the berry mixture.

Step 8: Making a latice top.

Cut the remaining dough into strips. Place the strips over the pie.

Step 9: Overlapping the latice top.

Take strips and go under/over the strips that are already on the pie.

Step 10: Making it look nice

Cut all the excess dough off.

Step 11: Finished pie right before baking.

Here is what the pie should look like right before it is placed in the oven.

Step 12: Baking the pie

Place the pie in the oven and bake at 425 degrees for about 30 to 40 minutes.

Step 13: The finished product

This is what the pie should look like when it is done.
I tried this recipe with saskatoons and raspberries. I also brushed a little bit of corn syrup mixed with hot water over the pie during the last few minutes. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm this is a really good recipe. I am a beginner and this has really encouraged me to try more. Thanks
vanbo6 years ago
Damn these reveresed Southern Hemisphere (better than the nothern one!) seasons! The moment I find a decent pie recipe, ALL the strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, blueberries, red currants, white currents, black currants and pretty much any other berry in existence ISN'T IN EXISTENCE!!! Grrr...
Shifrin6 years ago
Wow, this looks really nice, I think I might try this soon! This is a really nice Instructable, and is there anyway you can make those Images bigger, that would really be cool! Awesome Job! ~Shifrin
gps555j7 years ago
OMG I LOVE PIE!!!!!
bucket8 years ago
Verry good. Now tell me how to make a rubarb pie. thank you.
I'll see if I can get my mom to post how for you.
I miss my great-grandma :( she made the best pies ever.
Summer7 years ago
I used to work at a bakery and we made a pie like this. We used tapioca (the thickener, not the pudding) instead of corn starch. It bakes clear and leaves no flavor like cornstarch can. For 6 cups of fruit we used 3 tablespoons of tapioca. You can usually find it in any grocery store. This is the best pie EVER!!!!!
ARVash8 years ago
it looks amazing :O! I learn cooking from this site :3 XD