This is my favorite kind of hot pie. Partly because it's so yum and partly because it looks so pretty when the fruit mixes with vanilla ice cream. My sister, Mary, made a variation of this for us a while back and now Jeremy asks her for it all the time. Basically, I'm making this because when I went to Sprouts all the berries were on sale. So I bought a bunch so we could have healthy snacks. But then Jeremy asked if I could make a pie. So here we are. Let's make pie together.
We'll begin with about 2 cups of each: blueberries, blackberries and strawberries. You can definitely add raspberries or cherries if you want to, I'm honestly just using these because they were on sale. Wash and dry your fruit. Slice your strawberries.
Add 1 cup of sugar to your pot.
1/4 cup of flour (cornstarch works too).
1 teaspoon of salt.
1/3 cup of cool water. Whisk again.
Feel free to add a dash of Cinnamon and or nutmeg.
Plop in the blueberries.
Bring to a boil over medium heat until thick, stirring often.
When you scrape the bottom of the pan it should take a few seconds before the syrup covers it again. Take it off the heat.
Add in your other fruit and stir together.
Prepare one recipe of pie crust, I added nutmeg to mine. Roll out and cut into circles the size of the palm of your hand. I cut out 24, 12 for the bottom and 12 for the top. instead, you could just make a whole pie, or cut out bigger circles and just make little free form pies.
For the top crusts,I cut them and then rolled each a little bit larger so that I can fit more filling in each. Place them on your baking sheet covered in parchment paper or silicone baking mats-- I love these so much!
Slit each top.
Get your bottoms and your filling in close proximity.
Spoon on filling, use as much as you can without it spilling over.
Place your top gently over.
Seal your edges with your fingers or a fork.
Continue with the rest of the pies.
Once they're all filled, chill them in the fridge while you preheat the oven to 400
Prep your egg wash. Whisk one egg yolk with 1 tablespoon of water.
When the oven is ready, brush each pie with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
Cool on a wire rack so your bottoms don't get soggy.
Yum. Eat fresh with some vanilla ice cream!