I’ve never been a baker; well let me clarify this statement. I’ve never been a baker till this year. In high school the closes to baking I ever got was my sister making cookie dough. This sounds quite a bit different from how I am now. Now I am always looking for opportunities to bake anything; as you can see in previous posts. Birthdays are the perfect opportunity to bake and then I also get to benefit. My Dad’s birthday was December 15th and he was visiting Kara and I so I wanted to make his favorite dessert. Tough one but we figured out what was probably one of his favorites; berry pie. I’ve only once before made a homemade pie when I was 13 and it was for the 4-H fair so I was really excited to try again now that I am a more experienced baker. I tried to discreetly slip in the fact that I entered my pie in the 4-H fair with the hope that people would read over this but if you were one who caught on, go a head and judge and no I will not post a picture of my 4-H years.
The pie was a triple threat pie; strawberry, raspberry and blackberry. When I think of berry pies I think of them as a summer dessert. But since it’s my Dad’s favorite desert I didn’t care what time of year I was making it. To all of our surprise this pie was perfect for a cold winter evening. It was berry goodness. Lets just say I’m already booked for next December 15th.
Pie Crust Recipe– Makes a little extra
Pie filling recipe – Since my family and I all love the sweet and tartness of berries I think the next time I would use ¾ cup of sugar instead of one. It also doesn’t tell you what to do with the butter, so we cut the butter into the sugar mixture. Below is a picture.
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