Nerd alert! I know I am a cornball but hey...cut me some slack eh? :)
My family from the east coast is here visiting for two weeks. We get to see them usually twice a year and it is always nice spending time together. This past weekend we had a BBQ at my grandparent's house which was perfect because I had spent the day baking a pie for no reason what-so-ever.
BBQ was a perfect occasion for Mr. berry pie to make his appearance.
Homemade crust makes ALL the difference! This is a simple recipe and it is light, flavorful and crispy! Give it a whirl and let me know what creation you come up with this summer!
1 stick unsalted cold butter, cut into 1/2'' pieces
3-4 tablespoons cold water
1 1/4 cup AP flour
1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Place the flour, sugar and salt in a food processor. Process for a few seconds to combine. Add the frozen butter and pulse 6-10 times until the butter and flour looks like crumbs.
Transfer the mixture into a stand mixer (or large bowl - you can do this by hand or with a hand mixer). With the speed on low, gradually add 3 tablespoons of cold water until the dough comes together.
Roll dough out onto a floured surface and kneed 5-6 times.
Form dough into a 6'' disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Let it cool in the fridge for 30 minutes.
After thirty minutes, roll out dough and form into your pie dish. Fill and design your pie and let it cool in the fridge for 30 minutes before you bake at 400' for 50 minutes!
*notes: to make a design on top of the pie or cover it completely you just need to make this recipe twice! One for the bottom crust and one for the top.
Remember, you can fill a pie with pretttty much anything you want. So, get creative!
Happy Baking! :)
Note the picture of little Tay in the background. Haha, such proud grandparents!