Monday, September 2, 2019

Raspberry Pie

It's still summertime in Texas and our weather is still hot and muggy.  Raspberry pie is in order.  I received a free sample of Downton Abbey, The Bates' Tea in my Republic of Tea catalogue. The tea as described in the catalogue is that of plum pudding...baked fruit and spices with vanilla in a black tea.  It's very tasty!  The plant in my lady head vase is called a Zamioculcas Zamiifolia...whew, that's a mouthful!!!  When I bought this at the nursery, the man told me that it doesn't need a lot of light and to only water it about every two weeks.  I keep it on my coffee table in a basket with some other plants, and it has done very well.  I do think I'll have to move it to a larger pot soon. 

I don't have a teacup with raspberries, but I thought my Strawberry Fair teacup from Johnson Brothers would fit the bill. 

My son, Tim, came over this past week to celebrate his birthday.  He wanted a strawberry pie, and we ate the whole pie.  Here he is with his wife and daughters.  

Happy Labor Day.  However,  Let's remember to keep those in the path of Hurricane Dorian in our prayers, and those families who lost loved ones in the Odessa, Texas shooting.  

Yield: 6-8

Fresh Raspberry Pie

Since raspberries are my very favorite, I used my favorite strawberry pie recipe, but used raspberries instead. It's sweet and tart!  This time instead of a regular pie crust, I used a chocolate cookie one. 


  • 4 cups fresh raspberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • pinch of slat
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons raspberry gelatin
  • 1 baked pie crust


How to cook Fresh Raspberry Pie

  1. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a  saucepan, and stir to combine.  Add the salt, corn syrup, and water, and mix together.  Cook until the mixture is thick and turns  clear .  Remove from heat and add the raspberry gelatin, and stir until it's dissolved.  Cool.   
  2. Add the raspberries to the baked pie crust.  Pour the cooled  syrup over the berries, coating all the berries.  Chill.
  3. At whipped cream if desired. 


Instead of adding the berries to the syrup, I decided that the best way to avoid breaking them apart was to add them directly to the baked pie crust, and then adding the syrup. It works out much better this way.
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  1. Oh... Plum pudding perfectly delicious that sounds! Your tea table is so pretty, Kitty. I love your tea cup and oh my! Your strawberry tart looks too wonderful to eat! I hope that your September is off to a lovely start!
    With love,

  2. That Raspberry Pie looks mighty good, Kitty. The pretty teacup is the perfect pretty to drink tea from as you indulge in the pie. AND....a Strawberry Pie as well. I don't wonder there was no pie left. Happy Birthday to your son.

  3. Cute family! Yes, so much to be in prayer for these days. Well, every day...

    Your plant has a very fancy name and looks very healthy.

  4. Happy belated birthday to Tim! His birthday pie and the raspberry pies both look great! I don't think I've ever tried a pie with a chocolate crust?

    Bates' tea is right up my alley. I didn't know you can order free samples! I don't usually order teas from across the border because of the expensive shipping fees.

    I keep seeming commercials for the Downtown Abbey'll be release in the theatres on Sept 20!

    I agree with Vee's comments: we have much to pray for these days.

  5. Happy Birthday Tim! Your pie looks delicious Kitty and we would love the chocolate cookie crust. Love seeing those sweet smiling faces and family members. Keeping the shooting victims and their families in our thoughts and prayers, as well as those in the path of Dorian. Wishing you a Happy Labor Day. ♥

  6. Happy birthday to your son Tim. Nice looking man you have there dear Kitty. Beautiful family. I am sure you all enjoyed that wonderful pie. But oh that tea cup! LOVE it! Praying for those in the shooting. Dear Lord....I just don't know what to even say anymore Kitty. Thank you for praying about this storm as well. Every two hours we get another update. Mercy...Lord take the wheel and my prayers right now are Bahama. Hugs and blessings to you dear friend and Happy Labor Day.

  7. Wow Kitty, that raspberry pie looks amazing! Happy September, here's hoping everyone's temps cool off just a bit:@)

  8. Happy Birthday to your son!What a mouthwatering strawberry pie!!!And that teacup is to die for...Just wonderful!!!Blessings to all of you...

  9. I never had raspberry pie before and it sure sounds good. Happy birthday to your son.

  10. Happy Birthday to your Tim, Kitty! I must say, even though his pie looks yummy, your raspberry version looks even better (I love raspberries, and that chocolate cookie crust is paired so well!).

  11. Oh Kitty - what a beautiful post! Raspberries are my favorite fruit and I know I would flip over this lovely dessert...especially having a chocolate crust! =) The lovely teacup/saucer and your family picture are all endearing. Thanks for sharing...and sharing your tasty treats.

  12. Happy Birthday to your son! Looks like a very nice celebration.
    Love your vignette. Raspberry pie looks delicious with the chocolate crust. I like your lady head vase and your new tea sounds interesting.
    Have a blessed week.

  13. Did I hear someone say raspberry pie?? And it doesn't have to be black raspberry to tickle my tastebuds...especially when it has a chocolate crust...YUM! Tim's strawberry pie looks pretty tasty too...Happy Birthday to him! Hugs!

  14. Dearest Kitty, what a beautiful tea cup! And your pie - my oh my! No doubt it was delicious down to the last berry. When (if) we move to NJ, I look forward to tea parties with my grands. xo

  15. Oh, my that pie looks delicious! My heart goes out to all the hurting, too. There are so many to pray for in the aftermath of such tragedies. Praying for you, too, sweet friend. :)

  16. I bet that chocolate crust pairs perfectly with the raspberries! Looks so tasty. Pinned.

  17. Oh yum to that Raspberry Pie with a chocolate crust. I like your note at the bottom, too, about not mixing in the berries to preserve their shape. Happy Birthday to your son Tim!

  18. Your pies look beautiful and delicious!

  19. You raspberry pie looks divine., especially with the gorgeous teacup. Happy belated birthday to Tim. Happy Thursday dear Kitty.

  20. Oh, that looks so good and refreshing! Cute pic of Tim and girls, and good job eating the whole pie! Your vignette are always so pretty, love the lady head vase!

  21. Happy Birthday to Tim and what a treat; raspberry pie! Your Strawberry Fair teacup is simply gorgeous! You know how much I love red transferware. My son's birthday is Sunday. We had planned to take him out to dinner but the storm Dorian may very well prevent that. Enjoy your weekend, Kitty. Hugs...Sandi

  22. Kitty, that's fabulous. Though I'm not a chocolate fan, chocolate and raspberries is a very popular combination. I have a friend who is going to go crazy for this pie! And your method really worked; those berries held together well!

  23. That raspberry pie looks tempting. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  24. Happy Birthday to your son, what a great photo of him & his family. There would not have been a bite of that delicious pie left here at our cottage! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,448 and hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen



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