One of the main reason I love summer, besides the heat, is the abundance of berries and fruits. Not only do I love eating them fresh but I also love to cook and bake with them. Seeing that strawberries are in season I decided to make a pie, but I wanted different berries in there as well, so I added raspberries and blueberries. Now you don’t need to mix your berries, if you wanted you could do just a blueberry pie or just raspberry pie.
A couple weeks ago a friend and I had lunch at a pies place here in Calgary called Pies Plus and it’s such a small place but the food there is ridiculously good. They have all sort of pies, quiches and soups. Perfect place for lunch. When I saw all the pies there, I was amazed at how good they looked and I could not leave the place before I bought a pie. So I picked up a Saskatoon Raspberry pie.
Let me tell you this pie was unbelievable. My husband and I had a slice for dinner and for the rest of the night all we could think about is the damn pie, so we had another slice.
This pie inspired me to try my own version of a berry pie, so here it is. I didn’t have Saskatoon berries and that’s why I used strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.
Now you may wonder which pie was better. I’m not going to lie to you, the Saskatoon Raspberry pie was better, but mine came pretty damn close as well. It was a bit tart from the strawberries but still sweet from the brown sugar. It’s a perfect summer pie. Serve it with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream, trust me, it’s a good thing.
You can find more detailed instructions on how to make the perfect pie crust on my Scrumptious Caramel Pear Pie post.