If you know anything about our site and food preferences, you know that we like our pies here on Platter Talk. This past Sunday afternoon I found myself in the kitchen following a maiden voyage to Costco just up the road in Green Bay. The scads of berries overwhelmed me and using a special dinner being planned at our church this week an an excuse, I loaded up my cart not knowing exactly what I would be making. After a couple of short hours, along with nearly a dozen eggs and nine or ten cups of flour, the resulting five pies gave me a pretty sound answer.
Never Miss Another Platter Talk Recipe
- 3 cups flour
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup ice water
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 4 cups fresh raspberries
- 1¾ cups milk
- ¾ cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Combine flour, shortening, sugar, and salt.
- Work together with a fork until consistency is pebbly
- In separate small mixing bowl, beat egg and add water and vinegar, beat again.
- Add liquid mixture to flour and shortening
- Stir with fork and combine thoroughly and from into a ball.
- Roll out on floured surface.
- Combine milk, sugar, eggs,
- and cornstarch and mix thoroughly.
- Pour mixture into pie shell.
- Add berries to the custard mixture.
- Place in oven and bake for 45 to 60 minutes until crust is golden brown.
- Allow to cool before serving. Custard should set as it cools.
!for the crust
Variations in relative humidity can affect quantity of water necessary to form and roll dough.
Don't be afraid to add small amounts of water to achieved desired consistency.
Be generous with the amount of flour used on rolling surface.
To place crust in pan, roll it on pin, place pin over pan and then unroll.
Brush an egg wash over the top crust prior to baking. This provides a rich, brown glaze.
!for the filling
Gently rinse fresh raspberries immediately before use, pat try with paper towel.
Frozen raspberries should be allowed to thaw and drain completely in colander before baking.