Monthly Archives: January 2011

Strawberry Basil Pie Filling

Taken from Ingredients: 2 pounds fresh strawberries 1/2 cup sugar 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp. fresh green basil, minced 6 tbsp. corn starch Directions: Wash the strawberries, then remove the hulls. Leave very small strawberries whole, cut larger ones in half or quarters. Add the prepared berries to a bowl with the […]

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Raspberry Pie Filling

Taken from Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 3–4 tbsp. flour Pinch salt 5 cups fresh or thawed raspberries, stemmed 2 tbsp. butter, cut into small pieces Directions: Combine sugar, flour, and salt in a large bowl. Add raspberries and gently toss until well coated. Place filling into pie crust — I recommend the Vodka Pie […]

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Best Pie Crust Recipe Ever

This Recipe comes from Kimberly Flower, who got it out of an issue if Cook’s Illustrated, Nov 1, 2007. Vodka is essential to the texture of the crust and imparts no flavor——do not substitute. This dough will be moister and more supple than most standard pie doughs and will require more flour to roll out […]

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