Raspberry Blueberry Pie

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You would think that with my love of pies, that by this point in my life, I would have at least tasted Raspberry Pie.  However, the sad fact is, that I had not!  This is something I have been wanting to make for quite awhile, but I have to admit that I made me ridiculously nervous.  Would it be too mushy?  Close crust or lattice crust?  How much sugar?

As with all things “pie” the best solution is to jump in, what is the worst that can happen?  I might have to try again and just eat the crust?  When you look at it that way, there is no reason to wait any longer. 

For my first attempt, I opted for a 75/25 split between raspberries and blueberries.  The reason that I decided to add the blueberries was for texture.  Since I was unsure about how much the raspberries would break down in cooking, this seemed like a good insurance policy.  It was a great combination, but I wouldn’t be afraid to go with all raspberries next time.

I also wanted to fancy it up a bit since my dad was going to be in town, so I cut small heart shapes out of the top of the crust and then put the same cutouts all the way around the edge.  The pie was both beautiful and tasty!

 

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3 Responses to “Raspberry Blueberry Pie”

  1. Joyce Pinson

    I love the idea of combining two fruits in a pie. Here in KY, Rhubarb and Strawberry is a popular combination. I never thought about raspberries with blueberries. Man, my “to do” list keeps getting longer! Giggles

  2. Becky

    Hi….I made this pie tonight – the fat measurements must be off!
    You really mean 8 TBSPs of Lard and butter (total 16)??
    I’ve only used 12 and it rolled out fine.

    Becky

  3. Nancy

    Hi Becky – I actually do use 1/2 cup of each butter and lard for a total of one cup fat in my pie crust, but since the weather is so much warmer right now, that means I would use much less water.

    Pie crust is a highly personal thing and I don’t measure most of the time, so I am sure cutting down on the fat turned out a great crust as well. Thanks for your sharing your experience!

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