Ruby Red Pie
My in-laws celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary recently, and J and i made a pie as a contribution. We found out that this anniversary is marked by rubies, so we decided to make a nice red berry pie. It was such a delight to see our little nephew, who incidently loves pie so much that it his whole face lights up when we say pie, let alone when he sees it, or even eats it!
We followed a simple pie crust recipe from ReBar, but you can use any old pie crust recipe - the one in Veganomicon for Seitan Pot Pie could work even better. We then created our own pie-filling. Here is the filling ingredients:
1 pint of strawberries (about 1 lb), sliced
1/2 pint of raspberries
handful of small rhubarb stalks (approx 1/2 lb)
1 mango, cut into small cubes
1 orange, zest and juice
1 small lemon, juice
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1. Prepare fruit by washing and cutting to similar bite-size pieces. Place in large bowl.
2. Add orange zest and juice, as well as lemon juice. Mix in sugar and flour.
3. Toss gently as to not bruise fruit and get rid of any thickening clumps.
4. Pour into prepared pie shell, and be mindful to not add too much liquid as it can get quite juicy. It might help to bake pie in a larger baking pan just to be safe.