There are seriously berries all over my local grocery stores! Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are making the aisles so pretty and colorful. It makes shopping a little more fun for sure, and makes it easier to make better snack choices for the family!
Speaking of fun shopping, we recently took the kids to Build-A-Bear for another Spring break adventure!
The kids were so excited and so meticulous in their choices.
I had never been there before and I didn’t realize they even stuff the bears! Or ponies, or tigers, or lions….
Then of course we had to give our new friends a bath after they’d been stuffed…
Troy got a Batman Bear he cleverly named…Bat Bear
And Kaelin got a tie-dyed bunny she name Lexi…and they got matching PJs
It was definitely a fun day! And after dinner we enjoyed a dessert from my fun shopping trip…to the grocery store 😉
3 cups of flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 sticks sliced butter
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 tbs white distilled vinegar
8 cups of blackberries
2 cups of sugar
1/4 cup corn starch
2 tbs vanilla
Start with the pie crust
Combine flour and salt in a bowl, then add the shortening and butter and work it into tiny pebbles
Add the vinegar and the egg
Take half the dough and form a disc, put it in a bag and refrigerate if you’re going to use it in the next couple days, or freeze it for later!
Preheat your oven to 350
Combine the blackberries and sugar in a large sauce pan and bring them to a boil. This will take a minute or two so don’t panic (like I did 😉)
Combine the corn starch with 2 tbs water and add to the fruit. Simmer until thick
Stir in the vanilla and remove from heat!
Let this mixture cool while you roll out your dough…and if you’re me randomly decide to try a lattice top….
My pie crusts can be lovingnly described as “rustic”….that’s what I tell my family
Lay your pie crust into a greased 9 inch pie pan and fill it with your berry mixture.
I don’t know what possessed me to try a lattice top…I could have at least maybe looked up a how-to….or cut my strips more evenly…😂
Brush with your egg wash (1 egg 2 tbs milk)
Bake for 25-35 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes.
It turned out so good! When we got home we tossed some pieces in the microwave and put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
We had some left over pieces I may have snuck for a pre-breakfast snack before the big kids woke up