Sunday, June 26, 2011

Double Good Berry Pie

We have a boysenberry bush and every June it produces berries faster than we can pick them (or faster than we can get our stained berried fingers cleaned!). What better way to use these scrumptious berries than to make a fresh pie. Especially because we heard boysenberries don't do too well in jams and smoothies because the seeds sink to the bottom. Let us know if you feel differently.

This recipe is actually for blueberry pie, but it worked just as well for boysenberries. I feel it would work for most other berries; except for maybe strawberries. Strawberries are their own unique kind of berries.

Double Good Berry Pie
3/4 Cup Sugar
4 Tbsp. Corn Starch
1/8 tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Butter
1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
2 Cups Berries
1/4 Cup Water

After boiled add:
2 cups berries

Mix together in medium sized sauce pan, boil until thick. Remove from heat and add butter and lemon. Cool and then fold in rest of berries (you will use 4 cups of berries all together). Pour into cooked crust. If you can hold off temptation to eat the whole thing right there and then, chill overnight to let pie set completely.

*Fun Fact #1: The word boysenberry comes from old Scandinavian rituals about boys who would court girls by bringing them berries. Boys who could find the plumpest berries got the prettiest girls.

*Fun Fact #2: Actually, I have no idea where the word boysenberry comes from. I totally just made up fun fact #1. But it sounds legitimate.


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