Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Cherry berry pie

I used a pie crust recipe from my mom: half white and half wheat flour. It turned out well enough that I tried my hand at making a lattice topping for the first time. It was ok, needs more practice to really turn out well. The filling was a mixture of bing cherries, raspberries, and blueberries-all from frozen.

1.5 cups bing cherries

1.5 cups raspberries

1 cup blueberries
1 tsp apple pie spice

Cook atop the stove at low heat until bubbling. Mix 3 tbsp of cold water with 1/4 cup cornstarch. Mix well and then stir into the berry mix. I sweetened it with a couple tablespoons of succanat. It turned out really well. I have made a similar pie in the past just sweetened with some apple juice concentrate, which is also good.


Irene said...

About how much apple juice do you put in when you sweeten it with apple juice?

Vegemommy said...

4 tbsp of apple juice concentrate ought to be enough, particularly if some of the berries you use tend more towards sweet than tart.