For Anita's birthday on Sunday I picked an assortment of berries and made a cobbler. It was so good! We are really lucky to have so many berries available, I picked all these just walking around the yard. 10 different berries were included: blackberries, tayberries, raspberries, marionberries, wild (cascade) blackberries, blueberries, salmonberries, thimbleberries, gooseberries and strawberries. The strawberries, salmonberries & gooseberries are almost over, and the others are just now coming on. This brief seasonal overlap when all of them are available is a magical, tasty time.
Here's another berry treat, this is the Father's day pie I made (back on father's day, naturally). It's my grandma Mary's fresh strawberry pie recipe - which is simply THE BEST berry pie recipe - but instead of strawberries I made it with salmonberries. Wild and yummy!
For anyone who wants to give it a try, here's the recipe:
- 1 baked pie crust, cooled
- aprox 4 cups any kind of berries (enough to fill the pie crust) washed, de-stemmed, strawberries sliced if needed for uniform sizing
For the lining:
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 3 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
For the Glaze:
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 2 tbsp corn starch
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 c. water
- optional: a few drops of food coloring or berry juice to color the glaze