Friday, August 15, 2014

Sweet Berry Pie!!!

Baking pie without using eggs, or animal based products is so easy! Here's one of many pie recipes that's animal friendly. 

Ingredients for pie shell:

1 tsp. salt if desired
2 cup flour ( I recommend Robin hood)
1 cup fat ( I use vegetable based Crisco)
1/2 water

Place ingredients into a bowl. Mix very gently and preferably with hands. This will help to result in  a thiner and lighter crust rather than a thicker one. Gradually add water and mix in between pouring. Be extremely gentle at all times with the dough. Separate dough into two separate balls. Gently roll dough out. One part for the base and one part for the top.


1 cup black berries,
1 cup strawberries
1 - 2 cup sliced apples
1 cup sugar
2 Tbs sugar
3 Tbs flour
Smart Balance butter ( I used flaxseed butter ...tastes better than dairy and it's healthier for you!)

Add fruit to a bowl. Add 1 cup sugar onto fruit. Mix. Add 3 tbs of flour onto fruit, mix and let sit for about 5 minutes.  Place pie shell into pie plate. Sprinkle 3 Tbs of flour on the pie shell. This will help thicken the juices that are extracted from the fruit during the cooking process. Add 2 Tbs sugar onto base of pie shell for extra sweetness. Place fruit mixture into pie shell. Place 4-5 Tbs of Smart balance butter on top of fruit. Cover the top with the rolled out dough and pinch the sides together. Brush top with butter half way through cooking.

Bake 425 degree for 10-15 min
Reduce temperature to 350 degree for 50 min

Tip: You may want to add additional flour to thicken up the filling to your desire. This recipe will create a center that has a sweet syrup which I think is nice. You can see the syrup in the picture. I recommend placing your pie onto something that will allow for the juices to drip onto as they cook in the oven. This will keep from your oven getting sticky and messy. By chance your pie crust doesn't turn out perfect the 1st time around, keep trying this recipe until you perfect it. It is the best recipe for a light crust! Hope you like it:)

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