3.14 Apple Raspberry Pie

use cookie cutters to cut shapes out of the pie crust.
use cookie cutters to cut shapes out of the pie crust.

How much do I love pie? Let me count the ways.

It’s Pi Day today, and some people celebrate this holiday both a mathematical constant and a sweet filling in a wheaten crust.

Today is Albert Einstein’s birthday. Also, and my favorite nugget about Pi is that in 1995, during the OJ Simpson trial, the reliability of a witness was brought into question when he got the value of pi wrong. This led to disputes between defense attorney Robert Blasier and an FBI agent. Einstein, OJ, pie. It’s all a beautiful cycle, and that’s life.

So let’s get down to business. For this pie, I used a store-bought crust for this one, but a homemade one for this pie when I made it for Thanksgiving. The homemade crust is below.

3.14 Apple Raspberry Pie

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 5 tbs flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4-5 cups peeled, cored, and thinly sliced apples
  • 6 oz frozen or fresh raspberries
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 tbs lemon juice

Let’s Get Cooking:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line your pie plate with crust.
  3.  Combine sugar, flour, spices and salt in a bowl.
  4. Add apples and raspberries to the mixture and mix carefully to coat fruit.
  5.  Arrange apple slices and raspberries neatly in a prepared pie pan, mounding them slightly in center.
  6. Dot with butter and sprinkle with lemon juice.
  7. Top with crust.
  8. Bake for 45-60 minutes (until crust is crispy).

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