Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Recipe for Fresh Fruit Pie

This is a family favorite! This week we've been enjoying the blueberry version with the cheesecake layer (below)...

Combine the following ingredients in a saucepan and cook the mixture until clear and thick. (Boil, stirring constantly, to thicken.) Remove from burner and cool to room temperature.

1 cup fresh fruit (berries)
3/4 cup sugar
4 Tbsp. cornstarch
2/3 cup water
1/4 tsp. salt

When the mixture is about room temperature, add another two cups of fresh fruit (or berries). Pour into a baked pie shell. Cool completely in the refrigerator before serving.

For another variation, add the following cheesecake layer:

8 oz. cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 to 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 to 1 Tbsp. lemon or lime juice

Beat together until creamy and then spread in the bottom of a baked pie crust before adding the fruit (or berry) mixture.


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