Triple berry pie is made with fresh summer berries and a flaky homemade crust. The filling uses strawberries, blueberries and raspberries for flavorful dessert!
Aaaand the berry baking continues. I can’t help myself. With so many fresh summer berries, what else to do but bake with them? On today’s menu was a triple berry pie.
Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries make up the filling for this summer pie. It’s sweet and tart with a buttery, flaky homemade crust.
If I’m being completely honest, it’s been a while since I’ve baked a homemade pie. I usually reserve that set of skills for the holiday season (pecan pie is my favorite!)
But with all these fresh berries, I knew it was time to make a summer pie. SoI brushed up on my pie-making skills and got to work.
I dabbled with the idea of making just a raspberry and blueberry pie, but I had a feeling strawberries would add another dimension of flavor and texture. That idea turned out to be true 🙂
Cooking the berries on the stovetop with sugar and cornstarch creates a flavorful filling that you’ll already want to eat by the spoonful. Resist the urge because you will want this homemade pie crust.
I’ve had my battles with homemade pie crust. My crusts had always tasted good, but rolling out the chilled dough was constantly a struggle. This time I rolled out the dough prior to refrigerating and it worked wonders.
The pie dough was easier to handle, which was crucial for the lattice top. The crust is sturdy enough to hold the filling and flaky enough to please the tastebuds.
If you are a fan of pies or have pints of berries in the kitchen, this is the summer dessert for you. I enjoy mine with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. How do you like to eat your pie?
Tools you need to make triple berry pie…
Triple Berry Pie
Homemade Pie Crust
- 3 cups (360 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (102 g) shortening
- 6 tablespoons (85 g) cold butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 6 tablespoons ice cold water
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
Triple Berry Filling
- 2 1/2 cups (425 g) fresh blueberries
- 2 1/2 cups (400 g) fresh strawberries, quartered
- 2 cups (340 g) fresh raspberries
- 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 4 to 5 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 egg white beaten with a fork
Homemade Pie Crust
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Cut in the shortening and the butter using a pastry cutter (or two forks) until the mixture has pea-sized crumbs.
- Mix the water and vinegar together in a cup. Pour over the flour mixture and use a wooden spatula to stir together just until the dough is combined and handles well. Avoid over-mixing.
- Split the dough into two chunks. Sprinkle flour on the counter and roll out one chunk of dough. Roll the dough about 1/2 an inch larger than your pie pan.
- Lay the crust in the pie pan and press down lightly on the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Roll out the other crust and set on a separate plate. Place both crusts in the refrigerator while you make the pie filling.
Triple Berry Pie Filling
- Place berries, sugar and lemon juice in a large saucepan over medium heat. Simmer, until warm and juicy, about 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Gently stir 4 tablespoons cornstarch into berries and allow to simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes. If the mixture is still runny, add another tablespoon of cornstarch and simmer for 1 minute loner. You want the berry mixture to be thick.
- Remove from heat and stir in the butter.
- Remove pie plate from the refrigerator and pour warm berry mixture into unbaked pie shell. Use second pie crust to make a lattice top (instructions here).
- Brush a thin layer of beaten egg white over the top of the pie and sprinkle lightly with sugar.
- Bake at 400° F for 40-45 minutes total. Check pie after about 25 minutes and place a piece of tinfoil over the pie to prevent the crust from burning.
- Remove to a wire cooling rack and allow to cool. Once cooled completely, cut into slices and serve or cover it and refrigerate it overnight to serve the next day.
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