Monday, December 17, 2012

Year of the Pie - Pie #47 Blue Bramble Pie **revisited**

I found this recipe in a big pie book, tweaked it to suit my wants and whims.....and named it Blue Bramble Pie.  ***  I have since tweaked this again.  This is my final tweak!** maybeI mentioned in the original post that you have my blessing to use store bought crusts....well, you still do, but not as much.  LOL  Make your own pie crust is you have the time.
1 C. King Arthur Unbleached A/P flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 C. COLD diced up (small) butter
2-6 T. ice water water

Mix the flour and salt together in a bowl that you can cradle in one arm while stirring with it with a fork in the other hand.   Cut in the diced butter with a pastry mixer.  (you can sit the bowl on the counter for this) Mix well. Then with the fork again, stir in 1 T. of ice water at a time, stirring lightly and quickly, when each T. has been mixed in well, add another T. and do the same until it miraculously comes together and leaves the sides of the bowl clean.  You have a lovely dough ball.  ***you probably won't need 6 t. of water...if just depends (usually it is just 3-4)***
This makes one crust.  

If you like are gonna love this. It is super easy.
Get two crusts ready and let them chill ( I chill one crust fitted in the pie plate and one crust flat on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper) while you prepare the rest.
If you don't want to make your own crust....go ahead and buy the pre-made ready to roll out kind. Can you believe I said that? This is how much I want you to make this pie!!!! Really!!

First things first though. Run to Aldi and grab two of these frozen bags of mixed berries. It is the triple mix of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Also grab, while you are there in the freezer section one can of frozen orange juice.....the kind you mix with water at home. You might as well grab some flour, sugar and butter while you are there too.

Get the crusts to chilling when you arrive home and set the orange juice out to thaw. Empty the berries into a large bowl to thaw and then remove 1 ½ C. of the berries and reserve this for your husband's ice cream.
Mix 2/3 C. white sugar, 2 heaping T. + 1 tsp. cornstarch, and a pinch of salt.
Take 3 T. of the orange juice concentrate, sprinkle it over the berries and mix together.
Then sprinkle on the sugar mixture and gently blend.

Pour this into the prepared pie crust.
Apply top crust, put cute designs and slits in it and bake at 400° for @ 1 hour. Check after the first fifteen minutes to see if you need to put on the crust shield. Keep an eye on it and turn the pie 180° about half way through, you don't have Accu-bake.
Let it cool about 2 hours before serving.

**While I didn't alter the filling on this post I DID change the crust ingredients, from Crisco shortening to butter.  I don't use Crisco any longer** 
Until next time.


  1. YUM! I love all berries...going to have to give this one a try.