Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Recipe: 5 Ingredient/Minute Berry Pie

A few years ago, I was working with a middle school group and one of the students was asked the following question during an activity: "If honesty is the best policy, what is the second best?" Without hesitation, she said "pie."  True story.

Also a true story, this is the easiest pie I have ever made.

5 Ingredient/Minute Berry Pie

Servings: 8
Cook time: 5 minutes

  • Pie crust, baked and set aside
  • 2 cups fresh berries (I used blueberries.)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water*
  • Whipped cream

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and water over medium heat.  Stir until well combined.  
  2. Bring the mixture to a simmer and continue to stir for 3 minutes until thickened.  
  3. Add berries to the saucepan.  Simmer and stir for 2 minutes. 
  4. Pour berry mixture into pie crust and refrigerate until cool.
  5. Slice and serve with whipped cream.

* I didn't count water as one of the ingredients because it is water.

1 comment:

  1. haha! Yes, most of the X# of ingredients cookbooks I've seen don't count things that are in *most* kitchens, like salt, pepper, oil, and WATER. lol! This pie looks and sounds *fantastic* :-)