Well folks, Pie #2 is complete.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can find the full recipe for this pie on the Delish Dish blog by clicking here.
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.
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.
So that wraps up my second pie. Again, you can find the recipe here.
I’m thinking about trying a savory pie next. Do you have any recipe recommendations? Feel free to leave links in the comments below.