Three Berry Pie (aka…The Hot Mess)

August 6, 2013

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In my opinion, pie is best eaten hot out of the oven. And when you eat it hot out of the oven it falls apart into a mess of yumminess. It may not look pretty but it sure tastes delicious! You could be civil and wait for the pie to cool. Then when you cut it perhaps it would look like a slice of pie. But it also wouldn’t be warm and gooey. So, if you ask me, when you make this pie eat it immediately — then you will understand why we call it The Hot Mess!

Because I have yet to perfect an amazing pie crust, I “cheat” and use a pre-made crust….disturbing, I know. As soon as I perfect my crust (or better yet, get my mother-in-law’s recipe!), I will post a perfect homemade pie crust. Until then, this recipe calls for a pie crust of your choosing. How’s that for diplomacy!! Now on with the rest of the recipe…In a large mixing bowl, toss the blueberries, strawberries and raspberries with one tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. In a separate smaller bowl, blend the sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg together. Mix the dry ingredients with the fruit mixture and set aside. For the crumb topping, blend together the rolled oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Slowly pour the melted butter into the topping mixture using a fork to blend.  Pour the fruit into the pie shell and evenly spread the crumb topping over the entire pie.

Bake at 375º for 40-45 minutes — the crumb topping will be a beautiful golden brown when done.

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Now, please dig in!! Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy The Hot Mess!!

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh blueberries
2 cups fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
¾ cup white sugar
3 tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg

For crumb topping:
½ cup rolled oats
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup flour
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
¼ cup butter, melted

One pie crust

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