It was 30th of December when, thinking about a dessert to celebrate my first Silvester (New Year’s Eve) with our friends, I thought immediately “Oh I could make a Lemon Pie!” ’cause I love it and being pregnant helps me a lot.
And then I realized that not everybody love that citrus flavor… But, “who does not love berries?!”
So I ended up following the same principles and basic ingredients, just escaping the meringue part and replacing the lemon juice for berries…and “ta da” = Berry Pie!
Do you want to try it at home? here is the recipe 😉
Pie Crust ingredients (dough):
- 1,5 cup of Pastry or All-purpose Flour (in Germany Type 405 or 550)
- 3 spoons of corn or potato starch
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 3 spoons of powdered sugar
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 spoon of butter (room temperature)
- 2 eggs
- 3 to 4 spoons of Water.
Pie Filling ingredients:
- 400 gr of condensed milk
- 250 gr of berries (in this case I used blueberries and raspberries)
- 3 spoons of berry marmalade
- 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
Preheat the oven at 200 ºC for 10 minutes while you prepare the crust.
In a bowl add: flour, baking powder, starch selected, powdered sugar, salt, eggs and butter (soft or melted). Mix all the ingredients with your hands until is moldeable and it does not stick (add a couple of spoons of flour if i’s needed)
Shape into flattened round and transfer to a pie plate (28 cm. aprox.), creating a side border, pressing firmly against bottom and side. Prick bottom and side with a fork (to prevent puffing). Bake for 15 minutes while you make the filling part.
In a bowl add: condensed milk, marmalade and lemon juice. Mix for 1 minute till is creamy (with an electric mixer). Add 125 gr. of berries. Mix everything again for 10 seconds. Leave it in the freezer for 10 minutes.
Take out the crust from the oven and fill it with the berry creamy mixture. Decorate on top with the other 125 gr. of berries. Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from the mold or baking plate. Keep it in the fridge if you are going to eat it in the next 24/48 hours.
Serve and enjoy the sweetest Berry Pie!
Landau in der Pfalz, Germany.
Thanks to Aurelie, Nadine & Ralph for so lovely dinner. That night I ended up having Berry Pie with a homemade and alcohol free Caipirinha!