MICHIGAN BERRY PIE

 

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  • Servings: 7 to 8
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Ingredients

  • ‎2 ½ cups pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup Shortening
  • ½ cup water
  • ...1 ½ cups of tart Michigan Cherries
  • 1 ½ cups raspberries
  • 1 ½ cups blueberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca granules
  • 4 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • * Crumb Topping*
  • Topping
  • 6 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons whole almonds
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • For dough: Mix flour, 1 teaspoon sugar and sea salt. Cut room temperature Shortening into flour with fingers until crumbly, yet not too blended. Add water.
  • Do not mix at this point. Dough will be sticky. Cover with plastic wrap or wax paper and allow to set in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Mix Michigan cherries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, 1 ¼ cups sugar, tapioca granules, corn starch and lemon juice.
  • Roll out bottom crust. Fill with pie filling. Roll out top crust and fold into quarters. Vent with a knife while dough is in quarters to make a pretty design. Unfold crust over top of pie. Flute edges to seal. Cut off remaining dough over-hanging from around the edges of pie with side of fingers or knife. Spray top crust with cold water and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon granulated sugar for browning.
  • Line a cookie sheet with foil or parchment to catch drippings. Place this sheet on bottom rack; to avoid smoking do not put this sheet directly on bottom of oven.
  • Bake pie at 350 degrees in the center of the oven for 45-60 minutes or until golden brown and thickened juices have been bubbling out from vents and/or edges of pies for about 10-15 minutes.

Notes

Living in Michigan, we are lucky to have some of the best berries from our local farmers, not to mention Michigan has the BEST tart cherries available :)

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