Carol's "Secret" Mixed Berry Pie February 07 2017, 0 Comments

There’s a “secret” ingredient in this berry pie. It’s BerriHealth’s Black Raspberry Extract. Carol added 2 teaspoons of extract to her usual mixed berry pie recipe. It was like adding about 80 black raspberries to her pie! The flavor was naturally sweet, rich and oh so luscious. Try adding a couple of teaspoons to your next berry pie recipe or check out Carol's recipe below:

Carol's "Secret" Mixed Berry Pie

Ingredients:

  • Double crust for a 9 inch pie 
  • About 5 cups of Frozen Mixed Berries
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup Minute Tapioca (more or less depending on juiciness of the berries)
  • ½ tsp of Almond Extract
  • Juice from one fresh lemon
  • “Secret” Ingredient - 2 tsps or 12 droppers of BerriHealth’s Black Raspberry Extract (You can always add more extract for even more flavor!)
  • 2 Tbs of Butter
  • Milk or cream to brush on lattice-top crust
  • Sugar to sprinkle on top crust

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 450℉ and put the rack in the lowest position. Roll out and ease the pie dough into your 9 inch pie plate. Put in refrigerator while you make the filling.

Mix the berries, sugar, Minute Tapioca, almond extract and lemon juice in a large bowl. Drizzle BerriHealth’s Black Raspberry Extract over the berries and gently mix together. Leave the berry mixture on your countertop for about 30 minutes or until they release some juice. Pour the berry mixture into your prepared pie plate. Dot the top of the filling with 2 tablespoons of butter.

Now, roll out the dough for the lattice-top crust. Weave the strips, trim and seal the edges. Brush the lattice-top with cream and sprinkle with sugar.

Put the pie in a 450℉ oven on the lowest rack for about 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, turn down the oven to 375℉.  If the bottom of the pie is brown, move the pie up to the middle rack, otherwise keep the pie on the bottom rack until nicely browned. Bake the pie for another 30 - 40 minutes or until the filling start to bubble throughout (including the middle) the pie. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack. 

If you can, wait for the pie to cool for a couple of hours. Then enjoy!