Sunday, November 29, 2009

Berry Pie and Trem Bom Challenge

I'm not the kind of person who participates a lot in these blogs challenges, but Valentina is such a nice and thoughtful person and Trem Bom has served me such a variety of times with the most delicious recipes that I decided to join this. I wanted to prepare something special - and beautiful! And nothing better than a celebration for me to serve this joyful pie. The recipe is really easy and the crust - which I thought would give me a lot of work - was quickly done. I hope that you enjoy and, specially VOTE on my recipe, available on Trem Bom from december 6 to 12!

Berry Pie


Pie Crust:

250g flour
125g softened butter
100g sugar
1 egg
A pinch of salt


50 ml milk
150g sugar
4 egg yolks
50g flour
1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Pie Crust - In a bowl, add the butter, sugar and salt and mix them with the palm of your hand for a  while. Stir in the eggs and mix. Add the flour, previously strained, and mix until you get an even dough. If the douhg is sticking to your hand or bowl, add some more flour, and knead the dough, delicately. Wrap the dough in a plastic bag and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before using. Open the dough  3 or 4 mm thick and  line it in the baking sheet. Cover it with aluminum foil, fill it with raw beans (or any other grains) and take it to the preheated oven 200oC for about 35 minutes.

Cream - In a saucepan, boil the milk with the vanilla extract. Meanwhile, in a bowl, beat the yolks with the sugar until they get white and foamy. Add the strained flour. When the milk starts to boil, pour it into the mixture and mix it well with a fouet. Transfer the mixture to the same pan where the milk was boiled and cook it in low heat, mixing constantly with the fouet or a wooden spoon. Boil the cream for a couple of minutes and pour in another bowl, covering with a plastic bag until cold.

For the topping I used 250g strawberry, 200g raspberry, 150g blackberry and 100g blueberry.


  1. Renata is it berry season there?? Omgosh I would love a slice of that!


  2. Looks beautiful and delicious!


  3. Looks so lovely and fresh - beautiful!