Celebrate the Small Things: I am celebrating fresh berries! They are a favorite of mine. Add them to pie crust and they are just about nature’s most perfect food.
I like Grand Traverse’s Mountain Berry Crumb pie and enjoy a slice anytime I can. Over the weekend I was craving fresh berries (in pie form) and found this wonderful recipe online from Feeling Foodish. I had to try it, to see if it even came close to GT’s pie. Do you know what? It did!
The recipe calls for frozen berries but I used fresh and it was awesome. I’m afraid that frozen berries when thawed are too mushy. And, I substituted Stevia for one half of the white sugar called for in the filling. It was just the right amount of sweetness, especially if you consider that the streusel-like topping has additional brown sugar.
Afraid of not having enough berries to fill my deep dish pie pan, I made way too much filling. Too bad, so sad, I had to make two pies instead of one. I took one to work and it was enjoyed by several folks there as well.
I also now understand why a take-out pie is about $17 or so. There is a lot of work that goes into one, especially if you make your own crust, and it is worth every penny.
I unfortunately did NOT take a photo of my berry pie. It was pretty but I did not make the fluted edges in my crust, as shown in the blogger’s photo. This blogger has other great recipes on her site so you might check it out. I can thoroughly attest to her cooking skills – the pie was amazing and I will definitely make it again.