This summery mixed berry pie is made with only a handful of simple ingredients like almond flour, butter, and berries. The American Flag pattern of this pie is sure to evoke the American spirit in you. Served with a dollop of whipped cream, you’ll also add a touch of white to this red and blue pie perfect for celebrating Independence Day.
American Mixed Berries Pie
Preparation Time: 20 minutes + inactive time
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
- 2 ¼ cups almond flour
- ⅔ cup cold butter, cubed
- 1 tbsp ice cold water
- 14oz. strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 12oz. blackberries
- ½ cup powdered erythritol
- 1 egg yolk, beaten
- First, make the crust. Place almond flour into a mixing bowl.
- Add the butter and work it in with fingers.
- Add water and stir until you get a smooth dough.
- Let the dough rest for 5 minutes before dividing into two parts, one from ⅓ of the dough and the other part from ⅔. Wrap each piece individually into plastic foil and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Roll the dough between two pieces of baking paper.
- Transfer one part onto a well buttered pie pan. Cut the stars and stripes from the second part.
- Poke the crust with a fork, cover, and bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and fill ½ with the blueberries and the remaining with strawberries. Sprinkle the berries with the erythritol.
- Top the blueberries with the stars and the strawberries with the stripes.
- Brush pastry with the beaten egg yolk.
- Gently cover the pie with aluminum foil. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil, reduce heat to 350F, and bake for another 30 minutes.
- Cool the pie before slicing and serving.
Tips & Tricks
The crust in this pie is made in pate brisee fashion, which is one of the most popular all-purpose pie crusts traditionally made with wheat flour. It’s important to work pate brisee dough quickly to avoid melting the butter too much. Adding a splash of ice-cold water also results in a flaky dough you want to achieve with this pie. For added flavor, feel free to add a touch of powdered ginger, cinnamon, or a sprinkle of lemon juice to the berries before baking.