Well folks, Pie #2 is complete.

Mixed Berry Slab Pie | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

As you probably know, I write bi-weekly posts for Better Homes and Gardens style blog, Style Spotters and their food blog, Delish Dish. I actually met the wonderful folks at BHG over a year ago at their first ever Stylemakers event in NYC. It has been a pure joy to be writing for them for over a year now. Their digital team is made up of some of the most fabulous and kind people I’ve ever had the good fortune to meet.

Mixed Berry Slab Pie | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

Anyway, the other day while I was on Pinterest, I saw a BHG recipe for Double Cherry Slab Pie. Making a slab pie was on my short list for A Year of Pie, so I took it as a sign that this should be Pie #2.

Mixed Berry Slab Pie | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

Mixed Berry Slab Pie | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

I was so happy to see that this crust was slightly different from the first one I made. This crust called for butter and shortening. Attempting different kinds of crusts is definitely a mandatory part of my pie-baking process.

Mixed Berry Slab Pie | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

Mixed Berry Slab Pie | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

When preparing posts for Delish Dish, we are challenged is to give recipes a fun tweak. So I took the double cherry pie and turned it into a mixed berry pie. My local grocery store had a gorgeous selection of blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries, and they were destined to be a part of a delicious pie. I found a few recipes online for mixed berry pies and adapted my filling based on those.

Mixed Berry Slab Pie | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

You can find the full recipe for this pie on the Delish Dish blog by clicking here.

Mixed Berry Slab Pie | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

Overall, I was really pleased with how this pie turned out. I also liked the crust. While my first crust was a little thicker and flakier, this crust was more delicate and light. I also rolled it out a lot thinner in order to cover the pan. This crust reminded me more of the crust my mom and grandma make.

Mixed Berry Slab Pie | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

The only change I would make to this is serving it with a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream. I didn’t have any on hand when I was photographing this, and I wanted to show this particular pie without it. Ice cream would have put this pie over the top in the deliciousness department. But then again, I prefer any fruit pie with ice cream.

Mixed Berry Slab Pie | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

So that wraps up my second pie. Again, you can find the recipe here.

Mixed Berry Slab Pie | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

I’m thinking about trying a savory pie next. Do you have any recipe recommendations? Feel free to leave links in the comments below.

Comments

    • Linda at

      I would like the recipe for the mixed berry slab pie. I don’t understand why the website doesn’t just post the recipe. I can’t be the only one that wants this….

  • John at

    The links to your recipe don’t work. 🙁

  • Loni B at

    Looks delish! It’s either my computer or the link isn’t working though.

  • Elle at

    So cute and yummy! And perfect for a cold winter’s day.

  • Tanya at

    I have always wanted to make a slab pie, this looks fantastic-pinning!

    xo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

  • shar at

    It’s just beautiful – a perfect pie!

  • Lindsay at

    I had to leave you a quick note, because it’s totally disgusting that I’ve only just discovered your blog. Better late than never though, right?! I could spend days here… Thanks for the stockpile of awesome ideas and loveliness- I have a lot of reading to catch up on!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      When I first started reading your message and saw “totally disgusting” a pit in my stomach slowly started to form. Haha. However, I was relived as I kept reading. Thank you for your message and I’m so like you found my little spot on the internet too!

      xo Michael

      • Lindsay at

        Oh haha- I guess “disgusting” is a dangerous word to use on a post about pie. Which looks to-die-for, by the way.

  • girlfromwva at

    I think you should make Chicken Pot Pie next!!! I LOVE the way this mixed berry slab pie looks; i can only imagine how it smells & tastes!

  • Rin at

    Charming! 😉 Have so much fun at Alt! And I like GirlfromWVA’s idea for a savory comfort type of pie… espc with all this bitter cold. Safe travels,
    -Rin

  • Rin at

    ooh, or maybe some type of winter veggie galette?

  • Meg at

    Well, I definitely shouldn’t have clicked on this link before lunchtime! 🙂 This looks incredible. I’ve baked a thousand cakes and cupcakes, but never a pie. Think it’s time to change that!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hi Miranda! So glad you found me. Slab pie is a must try! And isn’t YHL the best!?

      xo Michael

  • Monica at

    I’ve never heard of a slab pie either, but it looks DELICIOUS! I LOVE berry pie, but the only other person in my family that does is half a continent away at college. 🙁 I’d hate to make this and have to eat it all by myself! 😛 (I also have to eat fruit pie with vanilla ice cream.)

    How about a good chicken pot pie? It’s too cold to go outside and grill, but I love this recipe from the BBQ Pit Boys. http://bbqpitboys.com/recipes/grilled-chicken-pot-pie#.UuZs3xAo6Uk

  • Chris @ Celebrations At Home at

    Michael, I love this whole “a year of” idea! What better way to become proficient at a new skill, and have fun in the mean time!
    Hmmm, now I’m brainstorming about how I might incorporate this idea on my blog…. 😉 cheers!

  • Alli VB at

    I’m supposing that you probably aren’t “allowed” to just post the recipe to the Better Homes and Gardens site, but it kinda sucks that you can’t see it unless you sign up (it’s free though!). I’m not even sure what the solution is – I’m trying to decide if I want to bake the pie enough that it overcomes my annoyance at signing up for yet another thing online. I just might! 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hey Alli – yeah sorry about that. I honestly think it’s worth signing up. Once you get the first email you can unsubscribe if you’d like so that your inbox isn’t full of stuff. You’ll still be able to access any BHG recipe whenever you’d like. This isn’t a sales pitch, I just get a lot of great recipes from them. However, if you decide not to, shoot me your email and I’ll see what I can do to get the recipe to you. 🙂 Thanks for understanding.

      xo Michael

  • Tempe at

    I’m a crust maker, pie baker, rule breaker..lol. You asked for a suggestion for savory pie. Soup is a staple in our house over the long Winter. Quite often…I will take soup leftovers, add more veggies such as thinly sliced cabbage I keep in the freezer as wedges, celery/onions/carrots. I thicken the stock with cornstarch or whatever starch I have on hand because I mostly am a gluten free baker. With your crust I add my herbs right into the crust along with garlic. Can’t wait to try your “slab pie”. Thanks for your continued inspiration.

  • Linda Kersey at

    I agree, I would love to try this pie but I would sure like to have the recipe for the pie crust!! I am sure that it takes much more crust than a regular pie… I want to try it soon since berries will be ‘coming on’ soon but hesitate not having the crust recipe! I am sure that there are more than just me that wants that recipe. Hope to hear from you soon…. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas and recipes!!

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