Can you believe I've never made a pie before? I know, neither can I. So when I found out pie is one of my mom's favorite desserts, I knew I had to try make my own. Funny thing is, I found out she likes pie a couple years ago. It's just taken me several years to finally make a pie. But I finally did, and boy, am I glad I did bake one. Flaky crust + Sweet berries = The best pie EVER!
Rather than using a single fruit or berry, I chose to make a bumble berry pie. Actually, this pie tasted very similar to one I ate in Washington. I couldn't decide between the peach pie, the strawberry pie, or the bumble berry pie. We got the bumble berry pie because it had a variation of fruit, which we proceeded to devour in the car in under 10 minutes. I have to say, this pie tasted almost as good. My dad said even better, but I think he's just trying to be nice.
Adapted from here and here
3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups crico
1 egg whisked
5 tablespoons cold water
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups frozen mixed berries
1/3 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons corn starch
1. Using a pastry cutter, gradually work the crisco in to the flour until it resembles "course meal"
2. Add in egg, cold water, vinegar, and salt. Gently (!) mix until a dough forms.
3. Divide in to three equal balls (The pie only needs two of the three balls)
4. Place each ball in a gallon ziploc bag and roll out using a rolling pin
5. Place bags in the freezer until firm or needed
6. In a bowl combine berries, white sugar, and corn starch. Place mixture in a strainer and let sit for 15 minutes to drain. Preheat oven to 375˚F.
7. Remove two pie crusts from freezer and allow to thaw for 10 minutes (It's easier to roll out when cold)
8. Roll out and place in a nine inch pie plate. Add in berries.
9. Roll out the second pie crust and place on top. Use a fork to crimp the sides and use a knife to create three small slits in the center.
10. Bake for 25-30 minutes