Ingredients

For the Dough

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour (250 grams)
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter (226 grams / 0.5 pound)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar (50 grams)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (120 milliliters / 4 ounces)
  • 1 large egg

For the Filling

  • 4 cups frozen berries (can use fresh) (600 grams / 1.5 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Sugar to taste

For the Glaze

  • 1 egg yolk
  • A splash of milk

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls

    You'll need at least two bowls – one for the dry ingredients and one for the wet ingredients. *Tip:* Use a larger bowl for mixing the dough to easily incorporate all elements.

  • Grater

    Used to grate the cold butter into the flour. *Hint:* Freezing the butter for about 10 minutes before grating makes this step even easier.

  • Rolling Pin

    Essential for rolling out the dough evenly. *Tip:* Lightly flour the rolling pin to prevent sticking.

  • Pie Dish

    A standard 9-inch pie dish works perfectly. *Hint:* A ceramic pie dish helps for even baking.

  • Pastry Brush

    Useful for brushing the egg yolk and milk glaze on the pie crust. *Tip:* Silicon brushes are easier to clean and maintain.

Instructions

Step 1

Making the Dough

Grate cold unsalted butter into the flour.
Add vanilla sugar, baking powder, sugar, sour cream, and a large egg.
Mix everything to form a dough.
Refrigerate the dough while preparing the filling.

Step 2

Preparing the Filling

Mix frozen (or fresh) berries with cornstarch and sugar to taste.
Cook on low heat until the mixture thickens and is well combined.

Step 3

Assembling the Pie

Form the pie with the dough and filling as shown in the video.
You can decorate the top with dough strips or shapes as you like.

Step 4

Baking

Brush the top of the pie with a mixture of egg yolk and a splash of milk.
Bake in a preheated oven at 340°F (170°C) for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown. Adjust the time based on your oven.

Step 5

Final Touch

Allow the pie to cool slightly before slicing.
Enjoy the deliciousness of your homemade berry pie!

Servings

After baking this delightful berry pie, let your creativity shine with your serving style. Serve a slice fresh from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and watch it melt deliciously over the top. 🍨

For a more elegant presentation, dust the cooled pie with a light sprinkle of powdered sugar and some fresh mint leaves. Your guests will feel like they’re dining in a chic patisserie. ✨

Hosting a breakfast or brunch? Pair your berry pie with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey. This combo is both refreshing and wholesome, adding a luxurious twist to your morning routine. 🍯

No matter how you serve it, this berry pie is sure to elicit smiles and satisfy sweet cravings. Bon Appétit! 😋

Variations

Gluten-Free Berry Pie

Replace the all-purpose flour with an equal amount of gluten-free flour blend. Make sure your baking powder is gluten-free as well. *Tip:* Adding a teaspoon of xanthan gum can help improve the texture of the gluten-free dough.

Vegan Berry Pie

For a vegan version, use vegan butter instead of unsalted butter, and replace the sour cream with a plant-based alternative like coconut yogurt. Instead of the egg, use a flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water). *Hint:* For the glaze, you can brush the top with a mixture of almond milk and maple syrup.

Faq

  • How do I ensure my pie crust is flaky?

    Keep the butter as cold as possible and refrigerate the dough before rolling it out. This prevents the butter from melting into the flour, ensuring a flaky texture.

  • Why is my filling too runny?

    Make sure to cook the berry mixture on low heat until it thickens. You can also add an extra tablespoon of cornstarch if needed.

  • Can I use fresh berries instead of frozen?

    Absolutely! Fresh berries work just as well. They may require slightly less cooking time to thicken.

  • How can I make my pie look more appealing?

    Decorate the top with dough strips or shapes, and brush with the egg yolk and milk mixture for a golden finish. Get creative and have fun with it!

  • What’s the best way to store leftover pie?

    Store the leftover pie in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for up to 4 days. You can also freeze it for up to 2 months.

  • Can I prepare the dough in advance?

    Yes, you can prepare the dough in advance and refrigerate it for up to 2 days or freeze it for up to a month. Just let it thaw in the fridge before use.

Nutrition facts

Delicious Berry Pie Recipe
Recipe Yield:8 servings
Calories:per serving
Calories (Min - Max):300 - 350
Total Fat:18g
Saturated Fat:11g
Protein:4g
Total Carbohydrate:38g
Total Sugars:15g