Raspberry Pies and Tarts

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I hate blogs where you have to read a whole stinking story just to get to the recipe - so here are the recipes :)  Notes below recipes.  

RASPBERRY PIE

Ingredients:

1 pie crust -  store-bought or homemade

6ish cups of raspberries

GLAZE:  1 cup sugar, 3 tbsp corn syrup, 3 tbsp corn starch, pinch of salt, 1 cup water, 2 tablespoons raspberry jello powder

1. Cook crust according to directions 

2. While crust is cooking, prepare glaze by mixing all glaze ingredients except jello mix in a saucepan over low heat on stove; bring to a slight boil and then reduce until clear.  Mix in jello powder.  Let cool.

3. Put rinsed, air-dried raspberries in pie crust, and pour glaze over berries into pie.  

4. Chill for at least an hour.  Serve with a dollop of whipped cream on top!

 

RASPBERRY/BLUEBERRY TART

Ingredients:

-graham cracker crust, homemade or store-bought

-2 small packs or one large pack of vanilla pudding mix

-3 cups of milk

-1 cup whipped cream (either homemade OR cool whip) 

-blueberries and raspberries, rinsed and dried

GLAZE:

-1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water

Directions:

1. Prepare pudding mix with 3 cups of water and child in refrigerator for 5 minutes or until set

2. Once pudding is set gently fold in one cup of whipped cream or cool whip

3. Spread pudding into pie crust (you might have a little extra leftover - enjoy!) and top gently with fresh berries

4. Prepare glaze in a saucepan over low heat until sugar is dissolved; let cool

5. Brush glaze gently over fruit on top of tart

6. Refrigerate until ready to enjoy!

 

**I would never make a raspberry pie if I had to actually buy raspberries.  But our raspberry plants are like my husband's 5th child so...we have an abundance.

**I actually made two pudding pies; one of them according to the pudding package directions and one without 2 cups of milk (because I wasn't paying attention and totally forgot the extra two cups of milk); the one with lesser milk set up much nicer and was far easier to cut.

**To wash raspberries, place gently into a colander and lower colander into a bowl or sink-full of water.  If you spray them with your faucet they will fall apart.