11.20.2012

Razzleberry Pie

This is by far the most search for recipe on my blog.  And I can't blame anyone for that.  It is the best pie!  Hands down, there is no other pie on the planet that is as tasty as this Razzleberry Pie.  You might need to make these today, or tomorrow, but trust me, it is a necessary part of Thanksgiving.   I made them earlier this week and from start to finish it took me a little over an hour to make 5 pies.  Clean up may have taken a little longer thanks to a cute little 17 month old baby girl, who loves to get into everything, but I'm not counting that time.

Last June 15th, to be exact, we had Elder Bednar from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints visit our little neck of the woods to reorganize our stake.   What that is, is the restructuring and calling of new leaders for our church.  We had lots of time with him over the next 3 days.  (Here's a link to some of those details.)  But one moment that made me smile was all related to this pie.  A few weeks earlier James was talking to the man who had been asked to cater a meal for the Apostle, and a few other church leaders.  He had the menu planned but didn't quite know what to fix for dessert.  James immediately told the man that he knew what Elder Bednar's favorite dessert was and that I would make a bunch of pies for the dinner.  James then called and told me what he had committed me to:)  Bless his heart!  Actually I had a few of these Razzleberry Pies in the freezer so it wasn't a big deal at all.  I took the beautiful pies to the church and that was that.  I didn't expect to hear anything, but I was pleasantly surprised the next morning.  

Sunday morning James and I had a meeting with the rest of the new Stake Presidency and their wives and Elder Bednar, his wife, and a few other wonderful people.  There were 12 of us total.  As Elder Bednar was walking into the room, he and another gentleman were talking about the dinner they had eaten the night before.   His comment to the other man went something like this.  "I think I could have eaten just that berry pie and raspberry jam and rolls and been perfectly content."  He was talking about my pie!!!  I wanted to jump up and down and say, "I Made That Pie Just For You!!"  But I didn't, but James' and I passed a smile that said it all.   

It really is a wonderful pie.  I hope you enjoy!    (I hope you have gobs of turkey too:)    It's the most wonderful time of the year! as Emma would say!  Loves and Kisses!! 

Razzleberry Pie

Crust:
6 c. flour
3 c. Crisco
3 t. salt
1 - 1 1/2 c. cold water (start with 1 c. of water and slowly dribble more if you need it.)

In a large bowl place flour and salt and cut Crisco into the flour until it resembles coarse meal.  I actually have found it is easier to use you hands to make this dough than a pastry blender.  Add the water and just bring the dough together.  Don't over mix or it will get really tough.  Divide the dough into 5 big dough balls.  Each dough ball will then be divided into a top and bottom crust.  I roll out 5 bottom crusts and place them in 8or 9 inch disposable pie pans.  After all the bottom crusts are ready I divide the filling equally between the 5 pies.  Then top with the top crust, crimp the edges and vent the pie.  I place tin foil over the top of the pie and place in the freezer for later use.

Filling:

4 3/4 c. water
3 1/3 c. sugar
1 large raspberry jello package
3 rounded 1/3 c. measures of cornstarch
Stir constantly and bring the ingredients to a boil.  Boil until it is clear and thick.  Fold in:

1 lb. frozen raspberries
1 lb. frozen blackberries
1 lb frozen blue berries
I usually add extra berries since I have gallons of them frozen from my garden.  Do what you got to do.  Also if I don't have all the berries I've done it with just raspberries, or I usually add Huckleberries into the mix.  

When you would like to bake a pie take it out of the freezer and brush the frozen pie with a little cream or milk and sprinkle white sugar on top.  This makes the pie sparkly.  Bake in a    375'F oven for 1 hour from frozen.  Make sure the pie is puffed up completely in the middle.  I sometimes have to bake an extra 10 mins. or so.  This pie really is dang good!!

Here's a little Thanksgiving love for you:) Enjoy this message:)


7 comments:

  1. lisa, i hope it's okay but i posted the link to your delicious razzlepberry pie recipe on my blog. i had a few friends ask for it and thought it was easiest to do it that way. hope you have a wonderful holiday, thanks for the great recipes!

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  2. Hi! Is this recipe for 5 pies? I want to try it for Christmas dessert but I definitely don't need 5 pies.
    Thanks!

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    1. Yup this recipe makes 5 pies! I love having 5 because I bake 1 or 2 and freeze the rest. It is great to take them out of the freezer and baked in an hour and take to someone in need of some love. If you don't want 5 pies, just use your favorite pie crust recipe for 1 or 2 pies, and make a smaller batch of the pie filling. Here's a recipe for a smaller batch of the pie filling. Just make the glaze, and then add 1 lb of mixed berries, or just a single berry. Hopefully this works for you:)

      Strawberry Glaze (or Razzleberry pie filling small batch)

      I use this all the time. It is so easy and cheap to make. No need to buy Danish Dessert anymore, but you totally can if you want.

      1 c. water
      2/3 c. sugar
      2 T. cornstarch
      2 T. raspberry or strawberry jello powder
      pinch of salt

      Combine all ingredients and cook until mixture comes to a boil. Cool and add fresh or frozen berries. Fill crusts.

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  3. hello! just wondering how long to bake this pie fresh, not frozen?

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    1. Kami! So sorry it took me so long to reply. Your email got mixed with some spam and I did some sifting today:) A fresh pie will take just a little less time. I'd start with 45 minutes, but I really think it will take 50-55. Just make sure the crust is golden and the top crust is completely puffed up. Sometimes it may look golden and the crust isn't puffed up yet, and when the pie cools you'll have a soggy top crust. It's not a deal breaker. It tastes delish still, but just not perfect:) Good luck!!

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  4. Just made it for tomorrow's Thanksgiving! Looks beautiful in the oven. My husband is super excited to get it. .. his favorite kind of pie, but he's never had it homemade. Thanks so much!

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    1. Oh I so hope the pies turned out well for you!!! They are our all time favorite:) I hope Thanksgiving was wonderful too:) Thanks for the feedback:)

      Lisa

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