Tuesday, September 4, 2007

fruit pie

adapted from Throwdown with Bobby Flay
on food network sept 4, 2007
note: I have not made this pie yet....

secrets to good pie crust:

shred butter into the flour, sugar, salt mix
they used 1tsp sugar, 1.5tsp salt, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup butter.

quickly mix with your hands until mixed well... like cornmeal.
add very cold water/milk (1/2 cup or so)

knead into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 2hrs

prepare your fruit .. they used 2 cups chopped strawberries, 1cup blueberries 1 cup raspberries and 1 cup blackberries
all chopped to desired sizes

divide in to for top and bottom
roll out the bottom first into a round shape
using plastic wrap over to keep from sticking to the pin... makes it simpler to use too.

place into the pan
add fruit
top with 1/4 cup butter - cut from the stick is fine

add 1/4-1/3 cup flour to thicken the mix
place the top on
pinch or fold over edge to seal
using milk and sugar or water and sugar, brush the top
cut the vent holes...

bake until done