Any berry will do for a sumptuous summer pie

Summer brings an abundance of berries that scream out to be turned into pie. But unless you’re looking to quash your lazy days mojo, you need a pie recipe that gets you out of the kitchen. Fast.

An abundance of raspberries took advantage of the recipe for Anyberry Pie

Summer brings an abundance of berries that scream out to be turned into pie. But unless you’re looking to quash your lazy days mojo, you need a pie recipe that gets you out of the kitchen. Fast.

Hence this all-purpose berry pie that comes together in about 10 minutes. Then it can bake and cool while you chill by the pool.

This recipe (which calls for a refrigerated or frozen crust) works with any berry variety, including blends. Also try adding chopped apples, pears, apricots and peaches.

The crumb topping is so much easier (and tastier) than a traditional crust topping. It bakes up slightly crunchy and sweet, the perfect contrast to soft, tart berries.

Anyberry Summer Pie

Filling

175 ml (3/4 cup) sugar

30 ml (2 tbsp) cornstarch

Pinch salt

1.125 l (5 cups) berries, fresh or frozen

1 prepared pie shell (thawed slightly if frozen)

Crumb Topping

125 ml (1/2 cup) rolled oats

175 ml (3/4 cup) all-purpose flour

250 ml (1 cup) sugar

5 ml (1 tsp) cinnamon

2 ml (1/2 tsp) ground ginger

2 ml (1/2 tsp) allspice

125 ml (1/2 cup) butter, cut into small pieces

Heat oven to 190 C (375 F).

Filling: In a large bowl, mix sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add berries and toss gently until well mixed. Pile filling into prepared crust. Set aside.

Crumb Topping: In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and butter.

Using your fingers, a pastry blender or a fork, mash and rub butter into dry ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Top berries with crumb mixture, patting it on, as necessary, to make it stay put. Place pie on a rimmed baking sheet (to catch drips) and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until the crumb topping is golden brown and the berries are bubbling.

For clean slices, let pie cool before slicing. Or serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Makes 8 servings.

Just Posted

Body of deceased man found in Red Deer’s Coronation Park

Police haven’t yet determined cause of death

Red Deer area businesses recognized at Business of the Year Awards night

“It’s an honour just to be nominated.” The popular words echoed throughout… Continue reading

Child sex offender should get 12 years: Crown prosecutor

Stuart Peter Hunt has pleaded guilty to 10 child sexual exploitation and pornography charges

Legalizing cannabis cost estimate for Red Deer just under $400k

Although the province of Alberta has announced $11.2 million for cannabis legalization,… Continue reading

WATCH: Two weeks away from Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer

In just two weeks, Ponoka’s Shayna Weir will compete with the best… Continue reading

Film with Fan Bingbing, Bruce Willis cancelled after tax case

BEIJING — The director of “Air Strike,” featuring Chinese actress Fan Bingbing,… Continue reading

Michael Buble shuts down rumours of retirement from music

LOS ANGELES — Michael Buble is shutting down rumours that he’s going… Continue reading

After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world

MONTREAL — Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada’s… Continue reading

Facebook’s election ‘war room’ takes aim at fake information

MENLO PARK, Calif. — In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook’s expansive… Continue reading

Military to overhaul morale-boosting trips after review finds serious problems

OTTAWA — Canada’s top general is overhauling military morale-boosting tours after an… Continue reading

Police hand out a few hefty fines for allegedly violating Cannabis Act

The celebratory mood that marked the legalization of recreational cannabis lost a… Continue reading

PHOTO: Say goodbye to City Hall Park flowers

A sure sign that winter is on its way is when City… Continue reading

PHOTO: Chew On This! campaign draws attention to national poverty

Lunch bags were being handed out in front of The Hub downtown… Continue reading

Most Read