Berry Cherry Deep Dish Pie

Sunday, October 5, 2014
The smell of a homemade fruit pie baking sends a warm feeling of comfort. Thinking of the days when you didn't have a care in the world while mom baked in the kitchen and you wanted dessert before dinner it smelled so good baking. Here is a pie my mom made and I think of here often with fond memories. I loved this Berry Cherry Deep Dish Pie as a child and not as an adult it means even more in her memory to bake it.





Fresh Fruits Make This The Best Pie You'll Ever Eat!


If you love cherries, raspberries and blackberries well than this is the deep dish pie for you. I used a glass 2 1/2 inch deep pan to make mine. Just remember if you don't want spill overs this is the way to go when making a loaded with filling pie.

You can use homemade pie dough, (recipe to follow) or store bought which I prefer homemade. The filling is easier than you think to make and well worth the efforts.

Fresh cherries and berries are a perfect blend of flavors and the aroma cooking is magnificent. I just love making a pie that everyone can't wait until it's out of the oven. Then they want to eat this delicious berry cherry deep dish pie while it's still warm because it smells so darn good!



Berry Cherry Deep Dish Pie Pin for Later





The flavor of homemade is superb!



I highly recommend trying this great homemade crust recipe. It does make a big difference in flavor. I also prefer using all fresh fruits to get the whole experience of a home baked old fashioned pie. There really isn't anything better than using all fresh ingredients for this recipe. I love pies of all kinds but berries are my favorite. The cherries add just the perfect sweetness to the berries and compliments them. Of course you can use all of one fruit, I just love the combination and hope you will too.






Crust:

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

2/3 cups shortening

4 1/2 tablespoons ice water

Cut shortening into flour and salt with two forks. Add shortening then ice water to form a ball.

Roll out on floured board to fit your pan, approximately 11 x 9 rectangular shaped fudge style pan.



Berry Cherry Filling:

1 cup Blackberries fresh or frozen

3 cups cherries pitted canned or fresh

1 cup Red Raspberries fresh or frozen

4 tablespoons cornstarch

Around 1 cup of liquid you can use apple juice or water

1 cup sugar

pinch of cinnamon or more to taste I use around 1/4 teaspoon



Brush the lattice crust suggestion:

milk

sugar

butter



Add cherries to a medium pot, heat until some of the juice boils away around two minutes or so. Remove from heat. Add the cornstarch mixed with water, add sugar into hot cherries and mix. Return to stove top until thickened stir often add more liquid if too thick as it will thicken more while baking. It should be thinner than a pudding would be. Fold in the berries. Stir in pinch of cinnamon.



Pour into a prepared oil sprayed deep dish pan. Make a lattice top cutting strips out of the top. Brush with milk and sugar. Dot lightly with butter. Bake at 400 degree oven until browned and bubbling around 55 minutes.

3 comments

  1. Dear Claudia, A beautiful dessert for Sunday.
    I hope all is well. Blessings dear. Catherine

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  2. Oooh Claudia this looks wonderful! Just my kind of dessert...all I need is a scoop of ice cream ;D

    xo

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  3. Love this blackberry and cherry filling! I've never had that combo, but it sounds delicious!

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