Oatmeal Cookie Berry-Berry Pie

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Oatmeal Cookie Berry-Berry Pie

 2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
6 tablespoons cold shortening
5-6 tablespoons ice water

Filling & Topping
1 cup all-purpose flour, plus an additional 5 tablespoons
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/4 cup finely chopped almonds, pecans or walnuts
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups blueberries
1 1/4 cups raspberries
1 cup sliced strawberries

To make the crust, stir together flour, sugar and salt until combined.  Knead in butter and shortening using fingertips, a fork, or a pastry blender, until butter is incorporated and mixture forms pea-sized lumps.  Gradually sprinkle in water, and toss mixture together using a fork.  Gather into a ball and form a flat disc; wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Roll pie dough out onto a lightly floured surface, using a rolling pin, and fit into a 9-inch pie plate.  Fold outer edges under, form a rim, and flute. 
To make the filling and topping, in a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together 1 cup flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and ginger; stir in oats and almonds until well combined.

In a large mixing bowl using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter and brown sugar until creamy, about 1 minute.  Beat in egg and vanilla until combined.  Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour mixture until just combined; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together additional 5 tablespoons flour, granulated sugar, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries until well combined; pour berries into pie shell.  Evenly dot top of berries with spoonfuls of oatmeal cookie dough mixture.  Bake 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown.  Lightly cover pie with foil, and bake an additional 20 minutes. 

Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour before slicing.

Makes 8-10 servings

17 comments on "Oatmeal Cookie Berry-Berry Pie"
  1. oatmeal and berries do go together! now you have me craving a crisp... yum :) hope you get that screen fixed alright!

  2. If you're worried about the transfats in shortening, they do make transfat-free vegetable shortening. It's not as easy to work with as Crisco, but I'm sure you of all people can work around that. Granted I've only ever seen it at Whole Foods and I have gathered there isn't one convenient to you.

    Pie looks wonderful regardless. Nice flavors throughout!

  3. I really like the concept of this pie, and it combines two of my favorite desserts+fruit. Winner. (If it makes you feel any better, Julia Child was a fan of shortening in pie dough.)

    I feel alone with the internet (sounds so pathetic...). I'm sorry you dropped your camera =(. I hope it gets fixed soon.

  4. Thats too bad about your computer and camera - bummer! Loved seeing all the pics and that pie looks delicious. It's on my "must make" list :)

  5. I really want to try this... I loveee mixed berry pies.

  6. UGH to computer issues! Mine has some kind of weirdo virus that makes it shut down whenever i try to watch tv on it. Or maybe it's some kind of protective mechanism so that it won't get viruses? Who knows.

    This berry pie sounds chock full of delicious!

  7. Yikes on all the computer issues! This berry berry pie looks amazing especially the topping.

  8. Looks really yummy! Some ice cream on the side would be great with this pie :)

  9. Looks like you had a wonderful family filled day. Its so nice to get all the family together :)
    The pie looks delish too

  10. Sooooooo bad, in the same period of time computer and camera problems.... This must have been an awfull week... anyway, your pie looks really good! Hope you can fix your camera!

  11. Even if you didn't think it was perfect, it sure looks perfect!

  12. Emily, This pie looks amazing! Don't ever feel bad about using shortening in pie crust; the only crusts I like are ones with both butter and shortening. They're so much flakier and yummier. I've also been having computer problems. Apparently I killed the clock battery in my computer. Had to buy a new one . . . now I just need to find the time to set it up.

  13. Rachel, thanks for the reminder! I'll have to try that.

    Laura, the crust was definitely flaky. I think shortening is so creepy though.

  14. I love how that pie looks. And I think you are developing a really funny streak (I am reading backwards to catch up on the posts I have missed). I love the carrot eating photo!

  15. That pie sounds so good! And you have one very cute baby cousin/nephew? He reminds me of Bug's Bunny, eating that carrot!