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Elderly Care Recipes: Bright and Colorful Razzleberry Pie

Elderly Care in Havana FL

Fruit pies are a traditional dessert during the summer months and if your summertime elderly care is bringing you and your aging loved ones to a cookout, picnic, family reunion, or other gathering, a pie is a fantastic offering to bring and share with everyone else. Many people automatically think about apple Elderly Care in Havana FLpie or cherry pie when coming up with ideas for summer desserts. This summer, however, stand out against the crowd and delight your seniors, their elderly health care services provider, and your friends and family with a pie that is as much fun to talk about as it is to eat.

Razzleberry pie is a bright and delicious combination of all of the berries that are ripe and abundant at this time of year. The blend offers a unique flavor that is both sweet and tart, and the berry intensity of the filling is balanced by a rich, buttery pastry crust. Make a whole pie for a family-style dessert or making individual pies for on-the-go indulgence.


What You’ll Need

For the crust

• 3 cups all-purpose flour, extra for dusting

• 2 teaspoons salt

• 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled

• 1/2 cup ice water

• 1 egg lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon water

• Pastry brush

• Large mixing bowl

• Pastry cutter

• Wooden spoon

• Plastic wrap

• Rolling pin

• Pie dish

• Sharp knife

For the filling

• 10 ounces strawberries

• 1 cup blackberries

• 1 cup blueberries

• 1 cup raspberries

• 3/4 cup granulated sugar

• 3 tablespoons cornstarch

• 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

• 1 tablespoon lemon zest

• 1/4 teaspoon salt

• Large saucepan

• Heat resistant spoon

• Sharp knife

• Wire cooling rack


What to Do

• Start by preparing the pastry crust

• Put the flour and salt into the mixing bowl and stir with the pastry cutter to break up any lumps

• Cut the chilled butter into cubes and add to the flour, handling it as little as possible

• Use the pastry cutter to incorporate the butter into the flour until the pieces resemble small peas

• Drizzle the ice water into the bowl a little at a time and use the wooden spoon to mix just until the dough comes together

• Divide the dough into two rounds and wrap each tightly in plastic wrap

• Put the dough in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before rolling out

• Meanwhile, make the razzleberry filling

• Rinse all of the berries

• Use the sharp knife to remove the core and leaves from the strawberries and cut them into quarters

• Pour all of the berries into the saucepan

• Add the cornstarch, sugar, salt, and lemon juice and zest and stir with a heat resistant spoon

• Cook over medium-high heat until the juices release and thicken slightly, approximately 20 minutes, stirring occasionally

• Remove the mixture from the heat and allow it to cool to room temperature as you prepare the crust to assemble the pie

• Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

• Remove the pastry rounds from the oven and roll them out on a lightly floured surface

• Drape one of the circles over the pie dish and lightly press it into place

• Use the sharp knife to trim around the edge of the dish to remove the excess dough

• Pour the cooled berry filling into the crush

• Cover with the other crust and crimp the edges together to seal

• Use the knife to cut two long slits in the top of the pie to vent it as it bakes, or use a pie bird

• Use the pastry brush to coat the entire top crust with the egg wash mixture

• Bake for about 1 hour or until the crust is brown and the filling is bubbling at the slits

• Remove the pie from the oven and set on the cooling rack to cool before serving

If you or an aging loved one are considering elderly care in Havana, FL, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today: (FL) 850-386-5552 , (GA) 229-236-5552 . Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida & South Georgia

Brian Moran, RN, Marketing Director, Partner

Marketing Director, Partner at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care
Brian Moran, RN is both a Partner and Director of Marketing for Hopewell In-Home Senior Care. Brian has worked at the Bellevue Hospital in NYC, Tallahassee Community Hospital, Select Specialty Hospital and has over 12 years’ experience as a home health care nurse at American Home Patient. Since joining Hopewell In-Home Senior Care in 2008, Brian has used his knowledge of health care and local resources to help seniors in Tallahassee, FL navigate the medical resource maze. His goal is to assist seniors and their families by increasing awareness, affordability and quality of in-home caregiver services for those who wish to age in place.