A Pie by Any Other Name!









I any lucky to come from a long line of pie bakers.  My Mom makes the best pies in the world!  Her crusts are flaky and light.  I cannot make a pie crust to save my life!  I can bake though!  I find purchased crusts are perfectly lovely!  When thinking about pie, I have one recipe I like to make in the summer.  It is quick to put together, and utilizes any type of fresh fruit.  Some people may call it a galette, but I use pie crust, so I call it a pie!

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This week strawberries and blueberries are in season, and are really reasonable at the grocery store, so that is what I used! I rolled a pie crust out onto a piece of parchment paper on a lipped cookie sheet.  The lip on the cookie sheet is important, as the juices from the pie may run, and it would be a dreadful mess if it ran into your oven.  Then I added washed blueberries and sliced fresh strawberries.  Finally I folded he crust the up onto itself to form a type of envelope to hold the fruit.  I sprayed the outside of the crust with a pan spray and sprinkled it with turbinado sugar.  That’s it!

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I placed it in  350 degree oven and baked it until the crust was brown.  I served it warm with reduced-fat whipped cream.  I made two and served it at work.  It was a hit.  My family loves this also.  It looks like I spent a ton of time in the kitchen–and tastes like a pie without all of the calories and fat!  For more healthy pie recipes, check out other blogs written by dietitians for Recipe Redux.

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