Mary (peacewillfollow) wrote in vegancooking,
Mary
peacewillfollow
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pie crust question...

Hi everyone, first post! =)

I absolutely love it when I find "accidentally vegan" recipes. I found this one at Allrecipes.com, and it sounds delicious...I just want to tweak it a bit!

Three Berry Pie
INGREDIENTS
1 cup fresh strawberries, halved
1/2 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups raspberries
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie

DIRECTIONS
In a large mixing bowl, stir together sugar and cornstarch. Add strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries; gently toss until berries are coated. When using frozen fruit allow fruit mixture to stand for 15 to 30 minutes, or until fruit is partially thawed.
Line a 9 inch pie plate with half of the pastry. Stir berry mixture, and transfer to the crust lined pie plate. Top with second crust, and seal and crimp the edge. To prevent overbrowning, cover the edge of the pie with foil.
Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25 minutes when using fresh fruit, 50 minutes for frozen fruit. Remove foil. Bake for an additional 20 to 30 minutes, or until the top is golden. Cool on a wire rack.

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My question is this...I don't want to do a double crust on this pie, as the recipe suggests. Rather, I'd like to do a lattice for the top of the pie. This is my first time tweaking a pie recipe in such a way, and my question is...do I need to alter the baking time because more of the pie filling is going to be exposed (due to the lattice)? Should I bake for less time, or does it matter?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
~Mary
Tags: desserts-pie, desserts-pie crust, desserts-pie-fruit
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