Fresh Homemade Berry Pie
Berries and Brambles
When you think of the Bible and the writings therein, you’ll notice that plants were often referred to and used as symbols. One of those symbols involves brambles – those plants that have thorns or “prickles” on the stems. Berries fall into that category, and yes, berries were eaten during Bible days. For example, strawberries — which were much, much smaller than those we have today.
Here’s my newest recipe for fresh homemade strawberry pie. My students say it tastes better than Frisch’s/Big Boy’s pie. Substitute raspberries for the strawberries if you like.
FRESH HOMEMADE BERRY PIE
- Baked pastry shell
- Generous 4 cups sliced strawberries (leave whole if real small) – 2# berries
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- Garnish: Whipped cream
Rita Nader Heikenfeld writes a weekly syndicated column and blog for the Community Press, appears every Thursday on the Son Rise Morning Show, and is the author of several cookbooks. An adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati, she is Certified Culinary Professional and Certified Modern Herbalist, the Culinary Professional for Jungle Jim’s Eastgate, and a media personality with a cable show and YouTube videos. She lives “in the sticks” outside Batavia, Ohio with her family, where they heat with wood, raise chickens for eggs, and grow their own produce and herbs. You’ll find all her previous recipes featured on The Catholic Beat here.
Rita’s Bible Foods segment airs on the Son Rise Morning Show every Thursday morning at 7:22 am (rebroadcast Friday at 6:02 am). Tune in to hear her discuss the history behind each recipe and the scripture verses that inspired it. And of course, for cooking tips!
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