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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bumbleberry Pie

Bumbleberry Pie??? What is a Bumbleberry??? 

There is no such thing as a bumbleberry. In this case, bumbleberry refers to a bunch of yummy summer fruits: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, apples (kinda fall-ish, but whatever), rhubarb, peaches, apricots, etc. Pretty much any fruits you love thrown together in a pie. Yum!


Quick note: This pie crust is different than other's I've made. I usually use shortening, but this one called for butter. It was good, flaky, and didn't melt completely when being rolled out in my 80 degree kitchen. I'll probably use it again, but I still love the texture of a shortening crust. It will probably depend on the ambient temp.


1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup cold butter (mine was frozen)
1/4 cup cold water

You can always double the crust recipe if you are worried about not having enough for your pan and the lattice top.
1 medium tart apple, peeled and diced
1 cup diced fresh or frozen rhubarb, thawed (If you can find it. If not substitute for another fruit. I used a peach)
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, thawed and drained (I would use blackberries next time)
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed and drained
1 cup sliced fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed and drained
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice

In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture ensembles coarse crumbs (This can also be done in a food processor. Just pulse until you get a fine sand like mix).
Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until a ball forms. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out half of the dough to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry to within 1 in. beyond edge of plate.

In a large bowl, combine the filling ingredients; pour into crust. Roll out the remaining pastry; make a lattice crust. Seal and flute edges. Cover edges loosely with foil.

Bake at 400° for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; remove foil. Bake 40-45 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6-8 servings.

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