Mary Wright Recipe

Raspberry Pie Recipe for Valentine's Day

By Mary Wright Piemaker


Jane Austen had it right. The attraction of opposites is thrilling. Think about it. When couples start the movie feuding, we know they are the ones destined for passion. Darcy and Elizabeth. Rhett and Scarlett. Harry and Sally.

Raspberry Romance Pie sends two opposite tastes and textures on a honeymoon of chocolate bliss. Tart juicy raspberries drizzled in melted dark chocolate lie in a bed of creamy vanilla custard. The custard floats over a short crust lathered in raspberry jam.

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Recipe Rating:
 5 Ratings
Serves:
8 slices of Pie
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
What a pretty pie! The custard-like filling is wonderful in this pie. If raspberries aren't your thing you can always change out the fruit and preserves to your liking. But, we really loved the raspberries!

Ingredients

PIE CRUST
1
blind-baked pie shell
1/2 c
raspberry preserves
1 Tbsp
cornstarch
CREAM PIE FILLING
2/3 c
sugar
4 Tbsp
cornstarch
1/4 tsp
salt
2-1/2 c
milk
3
egg yolks, lightly beaten in a separate bowl
1 Tbsp
butter
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1 tsp
vanilla extract
TOPPING
1 pt
fresh raspberries, washed, dried
1/2 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 Tbsp
shortening (solid, not oil
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Directions Step-By-Step

1
PIE CRUST
2
In a small, heavy bottomed sauce pan, heat the preserves until the jam part becomes liquid. Mix in cornstarch.
3
When thickened slightly, spread into bottom of the blind-baked, cooled pie shell.
4
Set aside. Allow perserves to gel. They will be tacky to the touch.
5
CREAM PIE FILLING
6
Line up premeasured ingredients next to the stove.
7
In a medium sized heavy bottomed sauce pan, whisk dry ingredients.
8
Add milk, whisking to make sure all dry ingredients are dissolved.
9
Place sauce pan over medium flame. Stir constantly until thickened. It will take between 5 and 8 minutes for the milk mixture to become as thick as homemade cream gravy.
10
Remove from the flame. With a ladle, mix about 1/3 of the thickened milk mixture into the beaten egg yolks.
11
Once mixed, add back to the the milk mixture. Return to flame.
12
Boil for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from flame.
13
Add butter and vanilla extract. Stir until mixed.
14
Allow mixture to become tepid. Pour carefully over preserve-coated pie shell, taking care not to smear preserves up into the filling. Allow to cool to room temperature. The filling will not be set.
15
TOPPING:
16
Cover the top of the pie filling with raspberries pointed side up in rows.
17
Melt the chocolate and shortening in a heavy bottomed sauce pan. Mix until completely melted.
18
Dip a fork into the chocolate mix, coating the tines. Drizzle the chocolate over the rasperries in a pretty pattern.
19
Allow the pie to "set" for at least 2 hours, with the last 1/2 hour to 1 hour in the refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American