CRAN-BLUEBERRY I LOVE YOU PIE

Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

I made this pie for my special sweetheart for Valentine's Day, my husband. I actually made two desserts but this is the one he seemed to have enjoyed the most.

It is a combination of whole cranberries mixed with Blueberries,& a hint of lemon juice & zest.

I even cut out a heart in the middle of the pie for the steam to escape as it cooked. It is a deep dish pie, so the little shallow frozen deep pie shells probably will not work for this pie.

This is ONE OF the best ways to say I LOVE YOU, with the creation of a dessert that he really loves, combined with a special Valentine's Dinner

Rating:
★★★☆☆ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6-8 depending on portion size
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
50 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 pkg
refrigerated pie crust (double)
2 can(s)
blueberry pie filling (21 oz. each)
1 can(s)
whole berry cranberry sauce
2 tsp
lemon extract
1 Tbsp
lemon zest
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 tsp
butter extract
1 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
corn starch
1 Tbsp
water or enough to make a thin paste
1 large
egg plus 1 tbs water beaten together
sugar crystals (optional)

Step-By-Step

1PREHEAT OVEN TO 425 DEGREES F. Line a shallow pan with aluminum foil and set aside till needed.
2UNROLL & arrange one of the crusts in the bottom of a deep dish pie plate.
3Add both cans of the blue berry pie filling and whole berry cranberry sauce to a medium size bowl.
4Zest one lemon and add juice and zest to filling in bowl.
5Now add both the butter and lemon extract to the bowl and stir to blend together.
6Combine corn starch and 1 tablespoon of water together in a small bowl to form a smooth paste. Mix and add to pie filling, and stir into pie filling until completely blended.
7Pour filling into pie shell.
8Dot with butter.
9Add top crust and seal top crust together with bottom crust. Cut slits into top crust to allow steam to escape as pie bakes. I also cut a heart shape in middle of top crust.
10Crack and egg into a small bowl, add 1 tablespoon of water, and beat to blend together.
11Now brush egg wash over top crust, and then sprinkle with white decorators sugar if desired. Bake in preheated 425 degrees F oven for 50 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven and cool completely before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy