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Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie

Serves: 4-6

Time: 1 hr

Freezes: Yes

Kid Friendly Tasks: Picking Blueberries

Blueberries and vanilla ice cream pair so well together that I decided to skip a step and add that vanilla note up front. It’s very subtle. Also note the lack of mandatory lemon juice in this pie. My husband can’t stand lemon in his baked good, (unless it’s like a lemon bar or something) and claims that, however little you add, you can always taste it. He’s right actually. The solution to this (since the lemon is supposed to be there to balance out the sweet) is to pick with small children. They have a habit of picking the odd under ripe and therefore tart berry. Make the pie with everything picked and it will come out perfectly.

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Raspberry Custard Pie

Raspberry Custard Pie

Serves: 6-8

Time: 1 hr

Kid Friendly Tasks: Adding Filling

So this is clearly the part where I flood the site with black raspberry recipes. In our case, we have a ton of wild black raspberries that grow in our yard, although we also like to go out and pick berries commercially too. I love my classic black raspberry pie, but I’m always up for something new from my cookbook collection or the web. This one was fun to try because it had a different filling which made it almost like a varient on raspberry cream pie (also good, BTW). You can use either black or red raspberries in this.

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Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

Serves: 4

Time: 1 hr

Freezes: Yes

Reheats: Yes

Kid Friendly Tasks: Ingredients Scatterer

I don’t know if with spring coming up it counts as pot pie season, but then again, is there ever really a bad time of year for chicken pot pie? I personally don’t think so. I like to make this recipe after I’ve made a roast chicken and have leftovers.

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Amish Fry Pies

Amish Fry Pies

Serves: Makes 10

Time: 1 hour +Chilling

Kid Friendly Tasks: Pie Filler

I decided to make my own traditional fry pies, without all of the junk but with the lovely fresh raspberries. This was my first attempt and they turned out beautifully. First I made the dough and set it aside to chill. Then I made the pie filling (I ended up with about a cup extra which I just refrigerated to use as jam. Is there really a difference between pie filling and jam? I think not, not for berries anyway.) Finally I rolled them out and fried them, dipping them in icing when they started to cool. Oh these were really good, well worth the trouble of setting up the fryer, and rolling and filling. They were so good that even two days later when we ate the last fry pie, it was still yummy, if slightly stale.

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Black Raspberry Jam

Black Raspberry Jam

Time: 20 mins

Freezes: Yes

Kid Friendly Tasks: Berry Pickers

It was pretty miserable and my husband would say, “tell me again why we do this.” So I made jam to answer that question. It was superb. Face it, you cannot get enough black raspberries at a decent price any other way to make jam. And what jam it is! Because of the natural pectin in the berries’ seeds you just mix equal parts berries and sugar, cook until thick and can as you always would. I don’t like Ball’s recipe because it’s a bit too sweet for me. This jam is divine on toast and in cookies. I’m hoping that when we open jars of it, deep in the middle of winter we’ll think fondly back of that warm June day when we all went picking. Pity it didn’t actually happen.

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