I use to think that cupcakes were the rave. They are cute and tasty, and you can make just about any flavor imaginable, but truthfully, my new rave is homemade pie. Pies offer a sense of nostalgia for me. My grandmother and mother made them often, and made them well.
I have actually discovered the more pies you make, the more efficient you become at making them. What once seemed like a dreaded chore, now seems like a – piece of pie.
And how about the cost of buying a pie these days. Whoa… Hold on to your wallets folks! They certainly aren’t cheap. So, why not make your own?
I searched the archives here at The Joy of Caking and found I’ve made and shared quite a few pies with you. I guess maybe my new rave isn’t so new after all. Here is the list I came up with.
Red Raspberry Custard Pie with Vanilla Crumb Crust
Old-Fashioned Blueberry Custard Pie
I see I’ve still have a lot of pies flavors yet to go, and that’s just fine with me.
This red raspberry pie filling is about as raspberry as you’re going to get. I used berries that I had frozen from our own raspberry bushes. I’d say the filling leans toward the tart side. If you prefer a more sweet filling bump up the sugar by 1/4 cup.
Raspberry Pie Filling
2 tbsp. corn starch
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
a dash of salt
1 c. granulated sugar
2 pints of fresh, or frozen red raspberries
3 tbsp. margarine
prepared double pie crust
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix corn starch, flour, salt, and sugar. Blend all ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Pour sugar mixture over berries and fold lightly until berries are completely covered. Pour into prepared bottom pie crust, dot with margarine, and cover with top crust.
Follow the instructions for baking the pie according to your pie crust recipe.
What do you think? Is pie the new rave, or is it just me?