I always have a supply of frozen berries and love to make this pie. Thaw just enough to separate- could use fresh if available. Feel free to use more or less of a certain berry, as long as the total amount is around 4 cups.
- Combine sugar, cornstarch, salt and cinnamon in a large saucepan.
- Stir in berries and add water and lemon juice.
- Cook over medium heat just to the boiling point- it should be thickened. If berries are frozen this takes a little while.
- Pour into pie shell and dot with butter.
- Top with a lattice crust or full crust with slits cut.
- Brush top with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
This is a fabulous pie that we'll make again and again. It's so easy to make with a 16-oz. bag of frozen mixed berries, and delivers big flavor. I love the idea of pre-cooking the filling to just the right consistency so there are no runny surprises when serving. I omitted the cinnamon and butter, decreased the water a bit and increased the cornstarch a little, like several of the reviewers.
This pie was wonderful! The directions were spoton and very easy for a beginner to follow. I used a frozen berry medley. Like another reviewer I used 1 tbs more cornstarch and a little less water to account for the berry juices. I omitted the butter. I didnt put the cinnamon in the fruit but did sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on the crust. Thank you, Jan for helping a novice pie maker FEEL like an accomplished baker. :D I was so confident I even made a lattice crust for it!! My family loved it. This is DEFINITELY a keeper recipe I will enjoy making again & again.
I made this the other day. Used berries my husband picked off our farm. The only changes I made were no blue berries, used more raspberries than anything else. And instead of 1/2 cup of water I used a 1/4 cup and a 1/4 cup of peach schnapps. This pie was just wonderful!! Will be making again very soon!!