I am super picky about my mulberry pie! As a kid, whatever recipe my family used made us have watery mulberry pies. I did not like the watery part so I quit eating them about about 10 years. This year I did some research on how to make a non-watery mulberry pie, and this is what I came up with. Don't let those mulberries go to waste! This mulberry pie recipe serves about 8 people.
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Favorite ingredient brands to use for this mulberry recipe:
*pie crust- A store bought crust would work, however, I usually home make mine using this recipe.
*mulberries- I use wild mulberries. Anywhere you can find mulberries works though.
*flour-for the crust
*melted butter-helps crust stick together
Overview of steps for this easy pie recipe:
- stir together all ingredients except crust and butter
- add butter on top of berry mixture
- refrigerate-this allows the flavors to set. I think this step also makes the pie less watery. You can probably omit this step if you are really trying to save time though.
- bake the pie for about 40 minutes or until the filling starts to bubble up.
Variations of this mulberry pie:
- add other fruits-Some people like to add strawberries to their mulberry pie. I have not tried that. If you want to half the mulberry amount and add in strawberries instead, let me know how it goes.
- top crust design-I used a double crust for this recipe. If you wanted to make a different design on the top crust besides having it a typical double crust pie look, you can change the top design. If you really wanted to cut back on carbs you could omit the top crust all together. This might cut down on your cook time though. I would recommend watching it cook more closely if going that route.
What pan do I use?
You need a very large pan for this recipe! Nothing is worse than pie filling overflowing the pie. A simple reused aluminum pan that came out of a store bought pie is not acceptable: it will overflow. It has to be a deep dish pan such as one for making quiche.
Which mulberries do I use for pie?
I always use the mulberries that have just turned that black/purple color. It is better to get them when they still have some red inbetween the bumps. This will ensure that they are not watery. A pue being watery also depends on the recipe too though, and I tried to make the recipe the least watery as possible. Do not use very under ripe berries in your mulberry pie. Under ripe colors include green, pink, and red.
I also always pick my own mulberries by hand. We have a tree in our yard so that makes things easy. I just fill a bucket and measure out the berries when I get in the house. If you do not have a mulberry tree and have to buy your mulberries, then you will have to sort out the very ripe ones from the not as ripe ones if there are different ripeness ones in the bag.
Do I pick the stems off my mulberries?
The stems soften in the pie while it bakes so there is no need to hand pick off the stems like an apple. Even if you were to do this, it would probably deform the berry and leave your hands a very purple color. It is best to leave the stems on the mulberries.
When is mulberry season in the United States?
It is good to know when mulberry season is near you so you can know when to be on the look out for these seasonal berries. Typically you can start seeing mulberries on trees or bushes in late spring, and can start to be eaten in mid summer. This recipe is perfect for 4th of July pies!
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- 1 pie pastry or double crust pastry
- 3 cups mulberries
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup flour
- 2 tablespoon melted butter
- Prepare crust by patting it into a pie dish if it did not come in a pie dish.
- Stir together, berries, sugar, and flour in a large bowl. Dump in pie dish with crust in it. Drizzle top with melted butter. Cover with top pie crust if you want to do a double crust.
- Press a fork in the edges of the pie where the 2 pastries meet. Poke holes in top of crust for ventalation. Refrigerate for about 10-15 minutes.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 40-45 mins or until juice is coming out of holes and pie crust is brown. Serve your mulberry pie topped off with ice cream or whipped cream.
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