Going through the freezer late last night, I realized I hardly used the berries that I’d meticulously frozen at the end of summer. Too good and precious to be wasted, I decided to put them to good use!
With the abundance of fruit and all sorts of berries and currants, pie makes for a perfect summer treat but I have to say it’s even better on a cold winter day. Nothing pleases more than digging into a juicy berry pie to reveal its hidden purple treasure and the deep scent of summer. It will immediately make you long for a hot summer day.
I was inspired by the recipe for mucky-mouth slab pie from the Olive magazine because of the use of soft cheese in pastry. I did amend the recipe a little and it worked beautifully. The cream cheese is a like a secret weapon. It helps make a pastry that holds together and stays tender no matter the amount of manhandling you put it through. And the flavour…it’s even great to eat just by itself without filling!