Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Easy as pie: Bumbleberry X2

I had three Thanksgivings this year, one in Snowstorm City and two in Auto City. I made a form of Bumbleberry pie for each, but the first was really more apple cranberry. If you happen to like pie--and I do--you can make yourself a pie any time, not just at Thanksgiving.

You know the saying, "Easy as Pie?" It is pretty easy.

The hardest step is the crust. (There is a nice recipe on crisco cans or oil crusts are good too). Getting the texture just right and rolling it out does take a little practice. BUT if this is too hard--you can buy premade crusts in both the refrigerator and freezer sections of most grocery stores.

Once you have the crust, the rest is truly easy, if somewhat time consuming. You simply peel and cut up whatever fruit you want to use. For bumbleberry pie, use apples, and whatever fresh berries are available. I used strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and cranberries. Add 3/4 cup sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg (cloves opt), a dab of butter or a little oil, cover with another crust or lattice, and bake at 425 degrees for about 45 minutes. Set the timer for 30. Cover with foil and remove at 30 minutes, then bake 10-15 more until it browns and bubbles. Voila, pie! If I can do it, ANYONE can!

Sorry these pix aren't that great, it was a dark day and I didn't want to use flash.


Nadine said...

They look delicious, but you haven't convinced me of the ease of it all.

coffeypot said...

What the hell is a “bumbleberry” and does it cause you to see funny colors in kaleidoscopic lights? And what does it have to do with an apple pie? Man, you artsy types really do some strange things. How about an apple pie with vanilla ice-cream? I know about that.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It IS easy! Really. Try it, you'll like it. :-D

LOL! You're a riot, Coffeypot!

Bumbleberries are combinations of various berries and they only get you high with delight.