Wednesday, May 18, 2011

easy as pie!

every once in a while i'll see something amazing online and think "i must have that right now!" when that something just so happens to contain the words "easiest pie ever," and i just so happen to have all of the ingredients in my cupboard, i tend to make a dash for my kitchen whilst shouting "it's fate!"
 that's precisely what happened yesterday when i saw this beauty on pinterest.  

{the photo that inspired it all}

i based my recipe on "the easiest blackberry pie ever" recipe, making a few of my own changes.  i didn't exactly have all of the ingredients, but the recipe really is so incredibly easy that i was inspired to make it work.  after a quick peek in my fridge, i decided to sub in strawberries for blackberries and phyllo dough for pie dough {which were what i had on hand}. 

+ berries of your choosing {i used blueberries & strawberries, fresh from the farmer's market}
+ pie dough or phyllo dough
+ 1 egg white {about 3 tblsp. worth}
+ 4 tblsp. butter
+ sugar to sprinkle

how to
+ allow the phyllo dough to thaw for 1-2 hours {no longer}.
+ once dough has thawed, layer about 8-10 sheets with a light coating of cooking spray between each.
+ cut down the middle of the phyllo sheets so you have two squares {about 9x7 inches},
or trim to desired size.  {if you're using pie dough, simply roll it out flat.}
+ pile the berries as high as you wish in the center of each.
+ fold edges up to the base of your berries and press.
+ melt about 4 tblsp. butter and mix in about 1 egg white {this was just an estimate for me}.
+ drizzle the butter/egg mixture over the berries and crust.
+ sprinkle with sugar.

+ place on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
+ bake at 425 F {218 C} for 15-20 minutes if using phyllo dough {25-30 minutes if using pie dough},
or until the edges are that perfect golden color.
+ heap with ice cream or whipped cream.
+ enjoy!

yup, the perfect treat at the end of a long day, if i do say so myself.


  1. Sounds so easy and so good! Perfect for summer.

  2. Berry pies and cobblers with ice cream are my fav summer desert. Yum!

  3. yum that looks so delicious!!

  4. Yummy... good choice with the strawberries... probably a good thing I don't have the ingredients at home, otherwise it would be even longer before I will loose the rest of the baby weight.

  5. it really does sound easy to make, and delicious of course.

    ps: your analogy about the right path wow-ed me, needless to say you're so wise my dear. thanks for sharing your deep point of view, it made me think.

  6. The only difference is that I would make the pie dough myself. Because I'm just a crazy baker like that. But simple treats like this are always the best.

  7. Your delicious, healthy posts always make me wish I had my own kitchen! I can't wait to get back into baking and cooking full time :)

  8. This sounds delicious. I am impressed that you had phyllo dough on hand, and Dannon must have been thrilled you were in a baking mood.

  9. That looks so ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! :DD

    <3 Belly B

  10. Hmmm, I have a big box of strawberries in the fridge... Might just have to check the cupboards for the other ingredients!

  11. Oh yum! I love phyllo dough and I think it makes something like this even extra special.

  12. yummy yum yum!! i need to make this!!

  13. i am eating a popsicle right now, and all i want is this PIE! look at that beauty:) and your recipe sounds like something i could possibly tackle, even with my crazy horrible cooking skills!

  14. Oh my goodness. This looks absolutely delicious. And it's getting to be ideal season for farmers market produce! I'm counting calories for another couple weeks (BATHING SUIT SEASON) but you better believe I'll be making treats like this when I'm done. :)

  15. This sounds AMAZING. So simple. I love gallettes for that reason!

  16. Gonna have to try this! Especially now that my boy has an apartment with a kitchen! Let the summer of baking adventures begin!

  17. I pinned this recipe, too! It just looks so yummy! I can't wait to try it.

  18. yummeh !! the photo speaks for itself.. thanks for sharing this Kim

  19. I keep meaning to buy pie crusts at the grocery store so that I can drop everything I'm doing and start making pies like these when I see them. I even have blackberries in my fridge! Dang it!

  20. um that photo is SUPER INSPIRING! i am all over this!!! who doesn't love berries?! i do i do! and berry pie is even better!!! NOM NOM!!!!

  21. i JUST pinned this photo the other day - can't wait to make it!

  22. Yum! I love making pie. My favorite pie to make is blackberry. I need to work on my crust, though.