Raspberry Pie


I love raspberries and they are now in season. I bought a half flat yesterday. Baked a pie and the rest went into the freezer. Raspberry pie runs a very close second to my favourite – Rhubarb Pie.

This recipe is another keeper from Canadian Living.

Home Cookin Chapter: Recipes From Thibeault’s Table

Raspberry Pie

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The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Ingredients:

1 pastry for 9-inch (23cm) Double Crust
4 cups (1 L) raspberries
1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
3 tbsp (45 mL) all-purpose flour
1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
milk or cream
Sprinkle granulated sugar

Preparation:

Line 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate with pastry.

In large bowl, combine raspberries, sugar, flour and lemon juice. Fill pastry shell with raspberry mixture; dot filling with butter.

Moisten edges of bottom crust. Cover with top crust. Trim and flute edges. Cut steam vents. Brush top with milk or cream; sprinkle lightly with granulated sugar.

Bake in 425°F (220°C) oven for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 350°F (180°C) and bake for 45 to 60 minutes longer or until raspberries are tender, filling thickened and crust golden.

This is the recipe for my favourite pastry crust.

Butter-Lard Pastry
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2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup lard (or shortening- Crisco)
5 to 6 tablespoons of ice water

For sweet pies add 1 to 2 teaspoons white sugar.

Mix flour with salt, and cut in butter and lard.

An easy way to cut in the fat is to use a food Processor. Cut the butter and lard into cubes add to the flour and pulse. Butter/lard should be the size of peas. Pour mixture into a bowl and add the
icewater, mixing quickly with a fork, just until the dough comes together. Turn out on to floured board and form into a ball. Cut into two pieces, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for an hour.

Another way to cut into the butter is to use a box grater. Makes the perfect size pieces of butter. Just make sure that the butter is very cold.

NOTE: This crust is also perfect made with all butter.

Edited: May/2009

11 Comments Add yours

  1. I think I'm going to head to the Farmers Market on Thursday. I'll be looking for raspberries to make this. Yum!

  2. Katy ~ says:

    I love the sweet tart flavor of raspberry pie. Yours is beautiful. Now I need to make one, too!

  3. Linda says:

    I was going to bake pies today and the day got away from me…yours looks absolutely wonderful…as always…L~xo

  4. Stephen says:

    oh yum, i am totally making this pie on Saturday or Sunday if i have the time. Raspberries are Jason's absolute favorite.

  5. Looks wonderful. Great job!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Beautiful pie!! I havent had a straight raspberry pie in a while!

  7. Hungry Dog says:

    This is stunning!

  8. Unknown says:

    This raspberry pie is the best and it's very easy to make if you buy pre-made pie crust. I like to add a teaspoon of cornstarch to the recipe. Make sure cool the pie over night or at lest 8 hours, so the filling won't be running. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  9. kandy says:

    Can't wait, its in the oven right now!!!

  10. Kandy, hope you enjoyed your Raspberry Pie. Can't wait until Raspberry season. ~Ann

  11. Tami says:

    I happen to have some raspberries left over after making jam and can't wait to try out your recipe.

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