This triple berry pie is one of my most favorite fruit pies! Besides maybe apple, peach, blackberry…..ok, so maybe I should say I love fruit pies!! And I really do! A nice warm slice of this triple berry pie topped with vanilla cream or a dollop of homemade whipped cream!!! Yummmmm. The not too sweet filling pairs so perfectly with the tart berries and flaky crust…. sheer deliciousness!
While I do love baking and making a great pie, there is one thing that eludes my baking expertise. Pie crust!! Pie crust and I have a long standing love/hate relationship … and I could go on and on about my arch nemesis but I won’t. Just know that I’m not ashamed to admit I use store bought refrigerated pie crust when I don’t have the patience or energy to tackle making homemade pie dough. But if you have a favorite pie dough recipe and you are a crust whisperer feel free to go ahead and use it!
So now, on to the filling, which is the best part! This recipe is different from other fruit pies that I make because I cook the filling on the stove before I fill and bake the pie. One reason I like to do this is because I can make sure my filling is the right consistency and thickness. Another reason is to double check the sweetness of the filling. Sometimes the sugar amount might need to be adjusted, depending on if you are using fresh or frozen fruit. Just make sure you let the filling cool down first before you fill your pie or the crust could get gummy. Also if you wanted to prepare the filling in advance, this is a great recipe to make ahead and stick in the fridge for a day or two until you are ready to bake the pie! I really like that because if you are preparing a holiday meal this is one thing you can prep early.
This pie is a great addition to a summer BBQ or potluck. Fruit pies are always a hit and with triple the berries it’s sure to please everyone. I hope you enjoy making this delicious pie for your friends and family!
Triple Berry Pie
- Homemade or premade pie crust
- 7 cups fresh or frozen raspberries, blueberries and blackberries (about 2 1/3 cups of each type of berry)
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar plus a little extra to sprinkle on top of the pie
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Zest from one lemon
- 4 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 egg beaten with a fork