With winter lingering on and my stores of produce running low, I have been in desperate need of a pick-me-up. A summer-inspired pie from frozen summer goods was the answer, peaches and berries. Nothing pulls you out of a winter funk than the taste of a juicy, sun-ripened peach…that’s been frozen a few months.
I recently had the opportunity to try our Whole Foods Market’s new line of frozen foods, part of the 365 Everyday Value. I gravitated towards the fruit, naturally, for it is with fruit I needed to make my pick-me-up pie.
“Flash frozen fruits and vegetables are a game-changer for preserving fresh taste and nutrient content, especially when you can’t pick directly from the tree or vine. 365 Everyday Value frozen produce contains only the harvest, which means these goodies are the real deal, with no artificial preservatives or additives of any kind.”
I found a good selection at my local Whole Foods, and the taste was great on the berries I choice. They made perfect breakfast smoothies for a gaggle of 5th graders who had spent the night, no sugar needed; the berries were sweet on their own.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Roll pie crust and place the bottom crust in a 9″ pie plate. In a large saucepan over a medium heat heat peaches, sugar and cornstarch and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Turn off the burner and stir in the berries. Pour into pie crust. Top with second layer of pie crust dough and brush with beaten egg using a pastry brush. Bake for 15-20 minutes until crust is golden brown and fruit is cooked through.
Makes (1) 9″ pie.
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