to choose the best berries make sure you choose berries without soft spots discoloration or mold. Berry should not stick together when you tilt the box if they are free of mold. Do not wash berries until ready to use. Refrigerate unwashed and untrimmed berries in a single layer in a moisture proof container. Store berries, raspberries, blackberries boysen- berries and strawberries in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. Store blueberries in a single layer in a moisture proof container for up to five days.Source: Unknown
1preheat oven to 375°. Prepare pastry for single crust pie. On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten dough. Roll dough from center to edge into a 12 inch circle. Wrap pastry circle around rolling pin, unroll into a 9 inch pie plate. Ease pastry into pie plate without stretching it. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry. Crimp edge as desired. Do not prick pastry.
2For filling, in a large bowl mix granulated sugar and cornstarch. Add 5 cups raspberries and Chambord; toss gently to coat. If using frozen raspberries, let mixture stand about 45 minutes or until berries or partially thawed but still icy.. Transfer filling into pastry lined pie plate.
3To prevent over Browning, cover edges pie with foil. Bake for 30 minutes, or if frozen berries are used bake for 50 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes more or until pastry is golden and filling is bubbly nearly to the center. Cool on a wire rack.
4Before serving, in a medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt until mixed. Set aside. In another medium bowl beat cream on medium speed until soft peaks form, tips curl. Fold about 1/3 cup of the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture to lighten. Fold in remaining whipped cream. Spread the whipped cream mixture over top of pie. If desired, sprinkle with additional raspberries. Makes eight servings.
5pastry for single crust pie: in medium bowl, stir together 1 1/4 cup flour and 1/4 teaspoons salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in 1/3 cup shortening until pieces are pea size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part of flour mixture. Toss gently with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl. Repeat with additional cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, 4 to 5 tablespoons total, until all of the flour mixture is moistened. Shape into a ball.