Ever had a fresh berry pie? They are absolutely delicious! Best of all, it’s simple to make. It’s just fresh berries in a sugary plain gelatin on graham cracker crust. If you can’t eat wheat, this pie would taste excellent on most any crust. In addition to the currants I received from my Dad last weekend, I just received some delicious raspberries and blackberries from his garden as well. What to do? Big smile. I could eat two of these pies a week! I’ve had a fresh strawberry and a fresh raspberry pie from a local restaurant, but never mixed or homemade. So far, this mixed pie and also fresh raspberry are my favorites. Seasonal, light, refreshing and yummy.
I chose to make my own graham cracker crust because the store bought varieties are made with hydrogenated fats. Be careful with this because even the regular graham crackers at most grocery stores all have these trans fats in them – you’ll have to buy the graham crackers at the natural foods section or natural foods stores. You should be able to buy them at Target though- the Back to Nature brand sticks are our favorite.
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 6 TB butter, softened
- 2 1/2 – 3 cups berries (my mix was equal parts raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and currants)
- 2 packets flavorless gelatin + 2 cups boiling water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- pre-heat oven to 350
- Grind graham crackers in food processor
- Mix graham crackers with sugar and cut in butter
- Form in a pie pan, patting crust firmly
- Bake for 8-10 minutes
- Allow to cool, about 30-40 minutes
- Boil water, with a whisk add gelatin packets and sugar
- Allow to cool slightly, a few minutes
- Arrange berries on pie crust
- Pour gelatin mixture over berries until it reaches top layer of berries. Depending on your pie pan, there may be extra gelatin leftover, that’s okay, just discard it
- Refrigerate until hardened
Dollup with fresh whip cream! I make mine with heavy whipping cream, a little vanilla, and some sugar to taste. Just whisk with beaters in a tall bowl until it reaches the desired consistency.