Saturday, April 13, 2013

A Berry Peachy Pie From Frozen Fruit

Did you know the Dollar Store sells frozen fruit? News to me! So I picked up a couple bags for a pie that brings back thoughts of warmer days, a nice mix of strawberries, raspberries and peaches.
 One decision to make when using frozen fruit is whether to use it still frozen, partially thawed or to pre-cook and thicken it before adding it to the pie crust. I chose the pre-cooked method. 
 The next decision is the thickener, flour, cornstarch or tapioca. 
If I had it handy, a couple hearty Tblsp of cracked tapioca would be my first choice, I used flour. 
But the most important thing to remember about using frozen fruit is...
put a foil lined baking sheet under your pie to catch the drippings:@)

Frozen Fruit Pie
Double pie crust
butter, room temp, for smearing on bottom crust-optional-they say it prevents a soggy crust
2 (12 oz) bags of frozen fruit-I used mixed berries and peaches
1/4 C A/P flour-I added an extra tsp for insurance:@)
1 C sugar-or more to taste
juice from 1/2 lemon or lime-optional-I had a lime but, um, forgot to add it
freshly grated nutmeg, just a dusting if using peaches
  1. Add fruit to pot and let thaw for about an hour then cut large pieces in half.
  2. Add flour and sugar to fruit, mix well and cook until thickened.
  3. Pour fruit into bottom crust.
  4. Dust with nutmeg if desired.
  5. Add top crust (vent with slits if it's in one piece).
  6. Bake at suggested temperature and time for your crust. My homemade shortening crust bakes at 400 degrees for 1 hour.
Have a sticky sweet happy day:@)

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  1. WOman, I have to ask do you weight a 1000 pounds? You have the best recipes, take the best photos and the food all looks to die for.
    My goodness who does not love pie???
    Take care. Thanks for the lovely photos. Love the berry cut outs as the top crust.

    1. I promised myself when I started this blog that I wouldn't let it make me weigh 1000 pounds! I'm pleased to report that I'm still just under that:@)

  2. How can anyone eat such a pretty pie! Well, I guess I could ~ it looks delicious!

  3. Your top crust is delightful . . . i've got to try that the next time I bake a pie :)

  4. My first visit to your blog and I must say that your pie looks absolutely amazing! And I love pie!

  5. look delicious. i have not had a good pie in a long time. now i wish for a slice or two. ( :

  6. What a BEAUTIFUL pie!!!!! How absolutely beautiful, and it looks scrumptious!!!!

  7. This looks absolutely spectacular.

    Super to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  8. Lynn, I had no idea they had frozen fruit! Love your pie crust cut outs! Chuckling at your report :)

  9. I love the frozen fruit at the Dollar Tree! I like to chop it up in the summer and put it in my water! Beats boring plain water!

  10. Yummmmmmmmmm it looks so good. Love the top of the pie. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Look at your adorable little strawberry cut outs on top! I just love them! They make such a pretty pie.

  12. This is such a beautiful pie! I love the strawberries and flowers on top!

  13. What a beautiful pie! I love your pie cut outs. I did not know that about the dollar store either!

  14. Hi Lynn! I knew my $ Tree had frozen food, but no idea about the frozen fruit. Thanks for the heads up! My favorite thing about your pie is the way you decorated the top. Who wouldn't want a big slice of that pie? Happy Sunday to you.
    p.s. I found some of that garlic/chile salt at Target. My Wal Mart didn't have any. It's good on eggs and I'm going to try it on popcorn next.

  15. Looks so pretty and sounds delicious, Lynn! Thanks for the tip on pre-cooking the frozen fruit in order to thicken it; I hadn't thought of that. I enjoy seeing your pie recipes; I really love pies so much more than cakes.

    Visiting from Seasonal Sundays -- have a wonderful day!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  16. Boy, that not only looks delicious, but it's SO cute!



  17. How pretty. I had no idea they sold frozen fruit. Jacques Pepin calls for IFF in many of his recipes. Now I know where to find them. Thanks for the tip on the foil too.

  18. Well this looks so good and is lovely!! Love the cut outs on the crust!

    hugs, Linda

  19. This look so yummy, great recipe and your crust is fabulous. I love it. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  20. Love your top crust! This looks heavenly. Visiting from Clean & Scentsible. Rita @

  21. What a beautiful pie, Lynn! Yum! Have a great wknd and enjoy spring.

  22. Oh, I sure hope I can make mine half as pretty as yours! My hubs would LOVE THIS! Your pastry cut outs look so professional! Pinning to make for the summer holidays, thank you!

  23. Love, love, love the way you did the pie crust and it looks delicious!! I would love for you to link up at my party SHOW-licious Showcase. Just follow the link...


  24. This is so darn cute! I'm going to copy you on this for my next pie. '-)


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