Suggest a fruit pie, please
- danna May 21, 2010 07:10 AM
I need to make dessert for my in-laws coming to visit on Sunday. I love to make cakes, but I also love to eat cakes, and we're going to the beach later in the week. I don't like fruit pie very much, and so.....that's what I'm making.
Anyhow, i want to make a lattice topped pie. Nothing appropriate seems to be in season. I could do apple, but it's awfully plain. I was planning to do rhubarb strawberry, but them my husband said he doesn't think his parents like rhubarb.
We're in the midst of strawberry season here, but I can't figure out how to use them in a pate brise crusted pie.
I make strawberry pie without rhubarb since I can't stand it...so again, why can't you make just strawberry pie? Or Fresh strawberry/blueberry pie would be nice.
I just make it like a regular pie, except I add more minute tapioca since it's so juicy. I never thicken pies with anything else, because I prefer the texture of the tapioca. It is a bit tricky getting the right amount, but perhaps if you made a pie with less filling, rather than a deep dish pie, you'd have an easier time of it.
If you love making cake, make a cake. If self-restraint is an (understandable) issue, just give away the leftovers on Monday.
Hi, danna! Are you stuck on the pie being lattice-topped? If not, my buddy Liren posted this recipe for a strawberry blackberry tart recently that looks and sounds quite nice...and not fussy!
These miniature strawberry pies are adorable:
I have seen lots of great strawberry ideas (pies, tarts, shortcake cookies!) on foodbuzz. :)