Finnish Blackberry Yoghurt Pie

"This recipe is my version of the Moosewood "Sunday" Mustikkapiiras. I love blackberries so replaced the original blueberries with these. I tend to use a good Greek yoghurt for this also."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • Grease and flour a 9 inch pie tin.
  • Heat oven at 350 deg F.
  • Cream the butter and sugar.
  • Add the egg and mix well.
  • sift the flour and baking powder together and then add to the wet ingredients to make a soft dough.
  • Pat dough into pie tin and spread dough around the bottom and sides.
  • Mix the filling[except for the berries] until smooth.
  • Arrange the berries into the pie dish on the dough then cover with the filling mixture.
  • Bake for 60 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the custard is set.
  • Chill.

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  1. Can I give six stars? I would if I could. This was delicious, easy to make, and pretty darn healthy (I made it like a custard, no crust). I used nonfat yogurt, didn't drain it, and mixed about half the sugar with the berries and some cinnamon. I will make this again with other fruit too.
  2. Very light and a little tangy. I used 1/2 blackberries and 1/2 raspberries. I used regular full fat yogurt (didn't remove any liquid) and it set up great.
  3. I thought this was great, very fresh and light and not too sweet, I don't usually like pies but I could even eat this one for breakfast.
  4. Excellent! I didn't have a pie tin(shhh, don't tell that)so I used a 9-inch cake pan which resulted in bit thicker crust along the edges. Next time I'll try a 10 or 11 inch tart pan. Not complaining though, because the dough makes a crust similar to ladyfingers. I drained my yogurt for about 20 minutes and I'm certain that not only helped the texture of the custard, but kept the crust from turning damp. I used blackberries but am certain any type berry would do and am looking forward to trying them all. Thanks for an unusal and tasty variation on dessert.


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