Berry Pi

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Happy Pi Day! In honor of everyone’s favorite irrational number (and because Caty and I need to find some way to make calculus class less dull) we have concocted some little treats for you all to enjoy. Pi-shaped dough on top not required. We used some frozen berries (the strawberries were actually Schnack-garden-grown, and were delicious) to make our mini pastries, and they came out awfully cute. So, celebrate Pi Day! Any excuse for dessert.

Berry Pi

Filling

Mix together: 1 cup blueberries (or strawberries)
1/2 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice (not for strawberries)

Crust

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
1 stick cold unsalted butter, cubed
1/4 cup ice water

  1. In a food processor, pulse the flour with the salt. Add the butter and pulse until the size of peas. Drizzle in the water and pulse until the crumbs are moistened; turn out onto a work surface. Gather into a ball, flatten, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness or less and line ramekins or pie tins with it. You may want to prebake the crust for ten minutes or so, so it doesn’t get soggy when you add the filling.
  3. Fill with berry mixture, bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  4. Consume 3.14159
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