Double Cherry Berry Pie mingles both sweet and tart cherries with wild blueberries and strawberries to give this pie a show stopping flavor that is destined to become a family favorite.
Happy Pi Day, Friends! I realize that National Pie Day was last month, but this Pie Girl will use any excuse to play with pie dough and bake a pie. Have you tried my No Excuses Pie Dough yet? You really should because it comes together in less than 5 minutes in a food processor, and is a dream to work with! I couldn’t create pretty pie designs without this all-butter pie dough. Believe me…I’ve tried other variations and none of them work as well as the straight up butter variety.
Now back to Pi Day. Being that it’s March 14th and the first few digits of the mathematical constant π are 3.14, it’s officially National Pi Day. I was reminded of this fact over the weekend when I noticed that a couple of my boys had started to numerically write out pi on our chalkboard wall. I love how much of each boy’s personality shines through their handwriting. So pi written on the wall made me think that pie should be in the oven, because well…PIE.
Then I took another gander and realized that if I were to round pi (3.14159…), I would get 3.1416, which= is today’s date!
March 14,2016 = 3/14/16
Ergo, it’s Perfect Pi Day!!
Well, that’s the best excuse if ever I’ve heard one for baking a pretty rose bouquet on top of a Double Cherry Berry Pie. Since the snow has mostly melted here in northern Michigan, I’ve been relishing in the spring-like weather. Logic tells me that it will snow again, and yet I keep watch in eager anticipation for the first blooms of spring to make an appearance. We usually can’t expect to see bulbs poking through the ground until late April or early May! So why not adorn a fruity pie with the flowers of spring while waiting?
Double Cherry Berry Pie filling blends both sweet and tart cherries with wild blueberries and strawberries to give this pie a show stopping flavor that is destined to become a family favorite. Best of all, the recipe calls for frozen fruit, so you can enjoy a Double Berry Cherry Pie in any season. The pastry roses are fairly easy to create, as illustrated in the large collage at the end of this post. I do recommend freezing the roses or any decorative cut-outs for at least an hour before arranging them on the pie crust prior to baking. A simple egg wash works as the glue to hold the roses in place, as well as giving a nice sheen to the top crust.
While the pie is absolutely stunning with the extra adornment of roses on the lattice crust, please don’t feel obligated to fancy-up the top with decorations. A simple lattice or vented crust will do nicely. The Double Cherry Berry Pie filling has a nice balance of sweetness and tang with the variety of fruits that are sure to become a family favorite.