Monday, May 4, 2009

easy as pie


Is it cheating to use ready made pie crust? Shh!! Don't tell. Of course
it's not. You can throw together a scrumptious homemade pie in
minutes and no one will know you didn't spend all day in the kitchen.
Heavens to murgatroyd it's good! And so easy peasy.

Mixed Berry Glazed Pie

1 box of Pillsbury ready made roll out pie crusts
3 16 oz. bags frozen mixed berries
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp cream or orange juice

Line a 10 inch pie plate with the bottom crust. Mix sugar and flour
together and pour over berries. Add to pie crust. Dot with butter.
Add top crust and crimp edges. Bake one hour at 350 until bubbly
in center.

Mix powdered sugar and cream or juice and glaze hot pie.

(I cover the edges, before baking, with aluminum foil.)

vintage plate Brookline by Woods Burslem

58 comments:

  1. Well, I certainly don't think it's cheating. The pie sounds delicious and your plate is gorgeous!

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  2. Mmmm...I want some for breakfast! I've never tried those crusts...makes me want to, though! Wow, baking a pie would be so fast!

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  3. Yum! I use ready made sometimes too, especially for quiches. I made one in the food processor for a ricotta bacon tart yesterday which was so easy it felt like cheating.

    Incidentally, if you haven't checked out eggsonsunday.wordpress you really ought to..I think it would be right up your alley...nothing in it for me, just an amazingly good cooking blog!

    Happy Monday!
    Diana

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  4. Send a slice this way and I will give you my opinion on pre-made vs homemade crusts .. did you know that if you make homemade crust you should brush the edges with milk, it slows down the baking so the pie itself gets done w/o burning the edges .. just sayin'

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  5. Looks amazing, great visual too. I love simple recipes like this, actually they're the only type I attempt.

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  6. In my book it's not cheating, just being pragmatic. It looks very tasty. I could have a few pieces right now, since I'm in the middle of a post-lunch sugar craving...

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  7. I agree with Betsy...looks like the perfect breakfast. The jam is already baked in.

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  8. You mean people still actually make pie crust?

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  9. I've never understood that phrase, "Easy as pie." Even with a ready-made crust and canned filling, I've never yet baked a successful pie. Cakes? No problem. And I'm the king of the Bobboli pizza. But pies defy me, and I see nothing at all "easy" about baking one. Must be a genetic malfunction or something.

    Now eating pie...

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  10. Pies are one of the few baked treats I make. That recipe sounds great, like the glaze idea. Although I do prefer a homemade crust, store bought is great when you want it fast.

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  11. I've been looking at a bag of frozen mixed berries in my freezer ... and wondering what to do with them!
    This looks like the perfect answer.

    JJjj

    p.s.
    Now I must share a pie secret with you: Marie Callender Frozen Crusts.
    Thick & flaky .... .

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  12. This looks luscious! No....it is not cheating...it's innovative and shopping smart! Some of the ready made pastries are yuuuummmmmeeee!

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  13. Oh, Willow. Here I am riding in the car all the way to Baltimore (a 3 hour drive), and I have had no breakfast. I was just wondering if we should stop at Starbucks for a quick sweet or keep going and have an early lunch.

    Guess you know what we are going to do?

    I am going to get something with berries in it.

    That is a buautiful plate.

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  14. That looks & sounds delicious-- thanks! (Now if only the cherry blossoms din't get nipped overnight....)

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  15. So yummy!

    I was craving my favorite peach pie yesterday. Maybe I'll get it together today.

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  16. If it's THAT easy I have no excuse not to make one! The professor will LOVE it!

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  17. Ooooh, that sounds great. I'm writing that down right now--I know I'd like that and so would Joe. Thanks for the good recipe, Willow! Yum. I've tried those crusts before, and they weren't bad at all--and for how quick this sounds, I say definitely NOT cheating.

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  18. Wow! I'm impressed, that looks awesome and so easy to make!
    Made me hungry, yes it did!
    Carol

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  19. That really looks good enough to eat and I would eat a piece of it. I love pie. And I have no real favorite berry pies but I do like them all.

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  20. Willow,
    Sounds like breakfast food to me.
    rel

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  21. yum. i'm coming right over for a piece. i use frozen Oranoke orchards (Stratford Conn.) pie crusts. i grew up not far from the original Oranoke Orchards farm stand where we bought all sorts of delicious fruits and pies so i have an affection for their piecrust. maybe you cant get them in the mid-west, i dont know.

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  22. Is it cheating just to buy the pie ready made!

    CJ xx

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  23. love fruit pies! if it is cheating, i should get caught.

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  24. I must say food it looking good at the Manor. Love your subjects Water and Fire. Can I expect to see more of the elements in upcoming posts. You are an inspiration to me today. Just love dropping by. Must get back to my work, time to clean the studio for classes tonight.

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  25. A big dollop of clotted cream and one is in heaven - you've made me hungry Willow

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  26. That looks good enough to eat!

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  27. I'm just sitting down for my morning (late morning!) coffee. And now I know what I want to have with it. Photos of food are meant to torture, are they not?

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  28. Yummy! That looks delicious. A crust is a crust it's all in the tasting. Putting a glaze on this who would know the difference.

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  29. OMG
    Just looking at the photo made me put on a couple pounds. Really!

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  30. Can you really and truly buy ready made pie crusts ???? We have packs of short pastry and bags of good old fashioned flour and packets of fat --But ready made- how wonderful !!

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  31. Cheating is only cheating when you take credit for other's work ie: buying a ready made whole pie and saying you slaved and slaved for days to make it. THEN that would be cheating. Having a little help, however..... ;-)

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  32. Yes, it's cheating, but who cares ;-)? When the result is as scrumptious as this and the image as succulent we can forget those little peccadilloes :-). Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  33. Girth would not use ready made pie crust - but I certainly would!!! (Or even better - I wonder if you could transport a piece of that mixed berry pie through the secret portal to our world now? Please, Willow?)

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  34. OK, Willow, I have to tell you, I went grocery shopping and picked up berries and pie crusts for this. Thanks again! ;)) We will be having this very soon. Looks delicious. (you're either a very good or a very bad influence. I prefer to think it's the former.)

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  35. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
    i can smell it !
    yummo.
    thank you

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  36. Thank you (x3) for the recipe! Got to go make the pie, since you made me want it so bad with the...photo you posted :)

    Take care
    xoxo

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  37. Hi! Willow,
    hmmm...I just printed out your quick... and easy recipe. (Just like with your cake recipe, I gently placed it in my aunt's hand(s). I may even ask her to add
    my favorite fruits, peaches or cherries.

    Tks, for sharing!
    Deedee ;-D

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  38. To make good pastry is a real trick. My mother makes great pastry, but I fear I will never master it, so I welcome the recipes that give me an easy way out. This looks magnificent and I shall be purchasing the magic dough from the Pillsbury Puff-boy himself with great haste.

    Kat

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  39. wow this looks soooooo good!

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  40. I keep frozen pie shells ready to fill at a moment's notice. And they are better than anything I could make from scratch.

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  41. yummy! Thank goodness you didnt show us the Coconut pie! Just thinking about that makes me salivate!
    The pics of Willow Manor are lovely!

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  42. Yum!! Glazed pie!! Why haven't I thought of that before?? ; )

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  43. Aaaah! Now I need to get my oven fixed...( I know, how can Iive with a broken oven!?)

    This sounds cheesy (but you know what I mean), you are the Queen of Sweet!

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  44. Cherry pie is the apple of my eye!

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  45. That's the only way I can do it - The frozen ready-mades are wa-aay better than my slabs of concrete...

    Wish I had a piece o'pie and a cuppa...

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  46. I agree. With Pillsbury crust--refrigerated, but not frozen--making pie is truly as easy as pie. Yours looks delicious!

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  47. Love the warm colors in the photo: rattan placemat, gold plate, dark berries.

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  48. creeping around here...yummy!

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  49. Hello Willow,

    I think readymade pastry is wonderful eventhough I don't use it very often. The ready baked pastry cases are even better! Pity I can't grab a piece with my morning coffee!!

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  50. This looks easy and delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

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  51. And to think I did this the hard way! Ready made pie crust? What will they think of next?

    But seriously Willow, I taught my Mom how to do the perfect pie crust from scratch. Of course now, she uses the the easy version. And no frozen crusts! UGH!

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  52. The pie looks great and maybe even easy enough for me to try someday. Can this recipe be used to convert this to a cobbler? I love berry cobblers. And peach cobblers are good too.

    Thank you for this recipe.

    God bless.

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  53. This looks fantastic, Willow. I used to cover my edges with tin foil but several years ago I bought an inexpensive little cover that goes around the edge of the pie plate. Got it from Pampered Chef, I think.

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