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Fruit of the Forest Pie

20 INGREDIENTS • 19 STEPS • 7HRS 5MINS

Fruit of the Forest Pie

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Some call this “Fruit of the Forest Pie”, but I also call it “Fruit of the Garden Pie”, because I always save rhubarb, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries from our own garden for this traditional Thanksgiving pie. I’m not sure what makes it so special to us, but the combination of apples, rhubarb, and our favorite berries makes for the most colorful and delicious pie – always a very special family favorite on Thanksgiving, or any other time I bake one!
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Snowflakes & Coffeecakes
I'm Diane, but you can call me Mama V! I love to create and make family-friendly food for my family and friends, and I love sharing my favorite tried-and-true recipes.
https://www.snowflakesandcoffeecakes.com/
Some call this “Fruit of the Forest Pie”, but I also call it “Fruit of the Garden Pie”, because I always save rhubarb, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries from our own garden for this traditional Thanksgiving pie. I’m not sure what makes it so special to us, but the combination of apples, rhubarb, and our favorite berries makes for the most colorful and delicious pie – always a very special family favorite on Thanksgiving, or any other time I bake one!
7HRS 5MINS
Total Time
$1.73
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
10
us / metric
Pie Crust
Salt
as needed
Unsalted Butter
1/3 cup
Cold Unsalted Butter
cut into ¼ inch pieces
Crisco
4 Tbsp
Crisco, halved, chilled
Vodka
2 Tbsp
Cold Vodka
Water
2 Tbsp
Cold Water
Filling
Apple
2
Large Apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced
Sugar Crisp or Granny Smith
Lemon
1 1/4
Lemons, juiced
1/4 cup juice needed
Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp
Ground Cinnamon
Rhubarb
2 cups
Fresh Strawberry
1 cup
Fresh Blackberry
1 cup
Fresh Blackberry
Butter
3 Tbsp
Cold Butter, sliced
Egg
1
Large Egg, room temperature, beaten
Coarse Sugar
to taste
Coarse Sugar
for topping
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
360
Fat
16.7 g
Protein
3.1 g
Carbs
48.3 g
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Author's Notes

Makes one 9-inch pie.
Optionally you can use 2 prepared pie crusts.
Cooking InstructionsHide images
step 1
Process All-Purpose Flour (3/4 cup), Granulated Sugar (1 Tbsp), and Salt (as needed) in a food processor until combined, about 5 seconds. Sprinkle Unsalted Butter (1/3 cup) and Crisco (4 Tbsp) on top and continue processing until mixture begins to form uneven clumps with no remaining floury bits (about 10 seconds).
step 2
Scrape down the sides of the bowl and redistribute dough around the blade. Sprinkle remaining All-Purpose Flour (1/2 cup) over dough and pulse until mixture is evenly distributed into pieces around the bowl (4 to 6 pulses).
step 3
Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl. Sprinkle Vodka (2 Tbsp) and Water (2 Tbsp) over the mixture. Using a stiff silicone spatula, stir and press down until it sticks together.
step 4
Turn pie dough onto a sheet of plastic wrap and shape it into a round 4-inch shape. Wrap tightly in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 2 days.
step 5
Remove dough from refrigerator and allow to soften slightly (about 10 minutes) before rolling.
step 6
Roll dough into a 12-inch circle on a floured counter.
step 7
Roll dough loosely around your rolling pin and unroll into the pie plate, leaving at least a 1-inch overhang on each side. Working in a circular motion, ease dough into place by gently lifting the edge of dough with one hand while pressing into plate bottom with the other hand. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to fill the pie.
step 8
To make the pie filling, toss Apples (2) and juice of a Lemons (1 1/4) together in a large non-stick frypan. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring gently and often until apples are tender when poked with fork but still hold their shape (about 15 minutes).
step 9
Remove from heat and sprinkle with Corn Starch (1/2 cup), Granulated Sugar (1 cup), and Ground Cinnamon (1 tsp), stir gently.
step 10
Transfer apples and the juices to a rimmed baking sheet and let cool completely (about 30 minutes).
step 11
Combine cooled apple mixture, Rhubarb (2 cups), Fresh Strawberry (1 cup), Fresh Raspberry (1 cup), Fresh Blueberry (1 cup), and Fresh Blackberry (1 cup) in a large bowl; stir gently until combined and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
step 11 Combine cooled apple mixture, Rhubarb (2 cups), Fresh Strawberry (1 cup), Fresh Raspberry (1 cup), Fresh Blueberry (1 cup), and Fresh Blackberry (1 cup) in a large bowl; stir gently until combined and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
step 12
Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
step 13
Spoon fruit mixture into dough-lined pie plate, mounding slightly in middle. Spread your chunks of Butter (3 Tbsp) evenly over the top of the fruit.
step 13 Spoon fruit mixture into dough-lined pie plate, mounding slightly in middle. Spread your chunks of Butter (3 Tbsp) evenly over the top of the fruit.
step 14
Remove the remaining chilled pie dough from the refrigerator. Roll the dough out, 12-inches in diameter. Using a pastry wheel, cut 16 strips 1/2-inch wide.
step 15
Carefully weave the strips into a lattice over top of the pie. Using a small knife, trim the extra overhang. Crimp the edges of the dough with your fingers.
step 15 Carefully weave the strips into a lattice over top of the pie. Using a small knife, trim the extra overhang. Crimp the edges of the dough with your fingers.
step 16
Beat an Egg (1) with 1 Tbsp milk or water, and brush the lattice top with the egg wash. Sprinkle with Coarse Sugar (to taste).
step 16 Beat an Egg (1) with 1 Tbsp milk or water, and brush the lattice top with the egg wash.  Sprinkle with Coarse Sugar (to taste).
step 17
Place the pie in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
step 18
After 20 minutes, place pie-edger around the top of pie crust to keep it from browning too much. Keeping the pie in the oven, turn the temperature down to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and bake for an additional 40-50 minutes. If the top of your pie is getting too brown, cover it loosely with aluminum foil. The pie will be done when the fruit juices begin to bubble up through the lattice top and the fruit is tender (insert a small knife into the center to check).
step 19
Allow the pie to cool for at least 4 hours before serving. This fruit pie is best served within a day, but it can be covered tightly and stored in the refrigerator.
step 19 Allow the pie to cool for at least 4 hours before serving. This fruit pie is best served within a day, but it can be covered tightly and stored in the refrigerator.
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Christmas
Shellfish-Free
Fall
Vegetarian
Dessert
Thanksgiving
Winter
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