Friday, March 8, 2013

Strawberry Blackberry Pie

Making an Apple Pie was in my wish list for a long time but when I bought fresh strawberries and Blackberries,I instantly decided to make a Pie with berry filling.The Pie crust came out good,flaky and melt in the mouth with rich buttery flavour.I adapted the recipe for the crust from here and used food processor for making the same.I am happy with the result and definitely Apple Pie is next on my list.

Strawberry Blackberry Pie

Strawberry Blackberry Pie

Ingredients:

For the pie Crust
All Purpose flour
1 ¼ cup
Cold butter
½ cup(100 gms)
Salt
¼ tsp
Sugar
1 tblsp
Ice water
1/8  to ¼ cup
For the Berry filling
Strawberries sliced
1 cup
Blackberries halved
½ cup
Lemon juice
1 tsp
Sugar(see note below)
¼ cup
All purpose flour
1 tblsp

Method: 
Preparing the Pie dough

Preparing the crust and Pie before and after baking

Strawberry Blackberry Pie

  • Cut cold butter into small cubes.
  • In a food processor,add flour,salt,sugar and process to combine.
  • Add the butter and process until the mixture resembles bread crumbs Now add 1/8 cup of ice water water slowly through the feed tube until the dough just holds together when pinched.If necessary,add more water.Do not process more.
  • Transfer the dough to a clean counter,bring them together and cover it with a cling wrap.Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • While the dough is resting,slice the berries and take them in a bowl.Add sugar,flour,lemon juice.stir well and keep aside.
  • Preheat oven to 200 ºC .
  • After 1 hour take the dough and divide into two portions. I divided one portion slightly bigger which I used for the base of the pie.Dust the counter with some flour and gently roll the dough to a circle to fit the pie dish.Transfer carefully to the pie dish.prick all over with a fork,cover with a cling wrap and again refrigerate for 10 mins.
  • After 10 mins take out the pie dish and bake in preheated oven for 20 mins.Allow to cool for 10 mins.
  • Take out the other portion of the dough,roll it to a circle and make strips out of it.Cover and refrigerate till further use.This is for covering the top of the pie.
  • Take out the excess liquid from the berry filling if any.Spread it evenly on the pre baked pie crust.Sprinkle little sugar all over.Now cover the top of the filling with the prepared strips.
  • Brush Milk all over the pie crust and bake in a preheated oven at 180 ºC for 25- 30 mins till the top is golden in colour.Allow to cool for some time,slice and serve.
Preparing dough without food processor: 

    Take the flour,salt,sugar in a bowl and whisk well.Add the cold butter and using a pastry cutter or with your finger tips,rub the butter to the flour till the mixture resembles bread crumbles.Now sprinkle ice water little by little till the dough comes together.Don't knead.Cover with a cling film,refrigerate and proceed.

Note:
  • The main thing to note is to use cold butter and Ice water.Use fresh good quality butter.
  • Don't pour all the water when making the dough.Just use little by little enough to bring the dough together.
  • It is essential to refrigerate the dough.If not the dough may tear while rolling.so don't skip this step.
  • Pre baking the crust before adding the filling is not needed.But I pre baked to avoid soggy crust.
  • You can make the filling with strawberries alone or combination of berries as you wish.Increase or decrease the sugar quantity based on the sweetness of the berries.

7 comments:

  1. Delicious berry pie, love to have a slice.

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  2. lovely pictures n lovely recipe :) feeling hungry now :P

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  3. wowish looks yum... very inviting..:)

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  4. The pie looks lovely! Perfectly crisp and flaky. :)

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