Friday, February 13, 2009

Mixed Berry Crumble Pie


My finest creation yet. Tomorrow being Valentine's Day and all, I got inspired to make this mixed berry crumble pie. I wanted something red but not loaded with food coloring or fondit. I was going to attempt a spelt chocolate cake, but chickened out at the last minute, and it's not red. Plus I've gotten really good with making pie crusts. So I bought loads of fruit and voila!

Mixed Berry Crumble Pie Recipe

2 cups spelt flour (1 white, 1 whole grain)
1 cup butter
1/2 cup water
pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients and knead into a ball. Flour counter top and roll out dough with rolling pin. Place into pie pan and shape. This will make a thicker crust. Half the ingredients for a thinner crust.

2 punnets strawberries
2 cups cherries
1 punnet red raspberries

Chop cherries and strawberries. Cook all berries in a skillet on medium heat. Cover to allow juices to cook out of the berries causing a sweet syrup in pan, about 3 minutes. Pour into pie crust.

1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup spelt flour
3/4 cup demerara sugar

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Sprinkle on top of berries and bake at 200 degrees Celsius (roughly 400 Fahrenheit) and cook for 20-30 minutes. Keep an eye on it. Once the crumble has darkened it's done.

To finish off this perfect pie I also made a whipped cream topping. In a food processor combine 400 ml whipping cream with 2-3 tbsp demerara sugar and whip. You could also have vanilla ice cream, but it's still a bit cold for that. Enjoy!


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