Mixed Berry Pie Recipe

Red, White And Blue Pie
"Patriotic" Restaurant Dessert Recipe


This Mixed Berry Pie Recipe is a delicious dessert for almost any occasion but is especially suited for a July 4th or Memorial Day celebration.


Because of the visual appearance of this berry pie recipe, I call it a "Red, White And Blue Pie." An American pie!

Another visually appealing dessert recipe for the 4th of July or Memorial Day is the Parfait Recipe.

Check that dessert out as well.


Mixed Berry Pie Recipe

Red, White, and Blue Pie


Preparation time: 45 minutes, but needs to chill for 4 hours. Serves 8.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons cold water
  • One 6-ounce package (1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate pieces
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • One 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur
  • 1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 quart whole strawberries, rinsed and stems removed (or not)
  • 1 cup mixed blueberries (or blackberries) and raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons red currant jelly
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel

 

Instructions:

   For the pastry:

  • Stir together all-purpose flour and salt
  • Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea size
  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part of mixture; gently toss with a fork
  • Push moistened dough to side of bowl. Repeat, using 1 tablespoon of water at a time, until flour mixture is moistened
  • Form dough into a ball
  • On a floured surface, roll dough into a 12-inch circle
  • Ease dough into a 9 inch pie plate
  • Trim to 1/2-inch beyond edge of plate
  • Fold under extra dough and crimp the edge
  • Using a fork, prick the bottom and sides of the pastry
  • Line with a double thickness of foil
  • Bake in a 450 degree F oven for 8 minutes
  • Remove foil and bake 5 to 6 minutes more or until golden
  • Set aside

   For the filling:

  • In a saucepan combine chocolate and butter
  • Heat and stir over medium-low heat until melted
  • Add cream cheese and liqueur
  • Heat and stir until combined and remove from heat
  • Stir in the 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Spread the mixture in the baked pastry shell
  • Put the strawberries and other berries on filling, placing the strawberries with the stem ends down
  • Melt jelly and brush over berries
  • Cover and chill for 4 hours

 

   To serve:

  • Let pie stand at room temperature for 30 minutes
  • Beat whipping cream with the 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and the orange peel until soft peaks form
  • Spoon whipped cream into center of pie or as you prefer


Enjoy your mixed berry pie recipe - the Red, White And Blue Pie - and the company of those you share it with!

Donna



Did you know? Recent research on organic raspberries has now shown organic raspberries to be significantly higher in total antioxidant capacity than non-organic raspberries.

Anti-cancer benefits of raspberries have long been attributed to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. In animal studies involving breast, cervical, colon, esophageal, and prostate cancers, raspberry phytonutrients have been shown to play an important role in lowering oxidative stress, reducing inflammation, and thereby altering the development or reproduction of cancer cells.

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