I've made quite a few berry pies, but this particular one was a little more daunting that I had anticipated (it's the simple graham cracker crust that threw me). While the process is pretty straight forward, it can easily go from perfect congealed jelly to watery mess. I followed this Cook's Illustrated recipe and was impressed with just how well it kept its shape, even when sliced. I made it for our Memorial Day barbecue and was thrilled when two of my friends who are consistently able to pass on dessert (yes, those kinds of people do exist) both insisted on seconds. It's that good.
Very Berry Pie
After I came home from the Farmers' Market with what must have been five pounds of berries, I knew I'd have to set some aside to bake a pie. I used a simple recipe from "Joy of Cooking" (there's a similar one online here) since I find the less you tamper with fruit, the better. ...read more