Berries!

 

straw pie slice

So this past I was in Texas visiting my aunt and her two amazing three year old twins. Her fridge was stocked with a bounty of berries and greens. I commented on how amazing the fruit was as it is quite expensive in New York and so I rarely have berries in the winter. She proceeded to tell me we were going to Costco to stock up and I would bring some home. I was a bit apprehensive about how I would get 4 pounds of strawberries as well as raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries home on the plane, but she found the perfect bag and off I went. So, what to do with all this fruit? Eat it fresh of course, and plentiful smoothies have been wonderful but I thought, what else? I washed, cut, and froze half of them and then my sister Emily suggested I make a pie. I decided on a strawberry raspberry pie with a coconut crust. I figured the raspberry was a nice twist on the traditional rhubarb as it has a similar tartness. It turned out quite well, although a bit too much liquid cooked out of the berries, so it was very juicy. Next time I would toss them in a bit more corn starch, but warm with a bit of coconut ice cream, it was heavenly. I plan on freezing individual slices so that I can have a dessert whenever feeling slightly indulgent.

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