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Berry Big Pie Recipe

Berry Big Pie Recipe

I take this giant pie to almost every potluck. The crust is so easy, and we have lots of berries since they grow here on our small acreage. With a dessert this size, everyone can enjoy a luscious piece. —Janelle Seward, Ontario, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 1-1/4 hours + chilling YIELD:12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-3/4 cup cold shortening
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • FILLING:
  • 8 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Half-and-half cream

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a bowl, combine water, egg and vinegar; stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Form into a roll. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 2. On a floured surface, roll two-thirds of the dough into a 18-in. x 14-in. rectangle. Carefully place onto the bottom and up the sides of a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine berries, sugar and flour; pour into crust. Use the remaining dough to make lattice strips; place over the filling. Brush pastry with cream.
  • 3. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 350°. Bake about 1 hour longer or until bubbly. Cool completely. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 462 calories, 22 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 300 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.