Saturday, May 12, 2012

Berries Heart Pie - Happy Mother's Day

Wishing all mothers A VERY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY !  I made this special heart pie packed with fresh cranberries and Korean strawberries for Mother's Day.  I used the same Páte Brisée  recipe from Martha 's Pies and Tarts. I  love the pastry crust and with so much cranberries in the freezer and a tub of sweet strawberries....the most logical thing to do is to fill the heart crust with these favorite fruits and big scoops of vanilla and strawberry ice cream....great dessert for Momsie Elin and Wild Boar. Mother's day is just once a year eat all and what I want...right ? A toast to all the wonderful mothers out there, including myself.  All mothers deserve this wonderful day and joyful celebrations with the family. Have a great one and continue to drool on to the next page for more pictures and recipe :)))

I took the recipe from Martha's Pies and Tarts - Pear-Raspberry Heart Pie but instead of Pear and raspberry, I substituted with fruits that I have in the fridge... cranberries and strawberries !!!  :))  It turned out marvelous !  Serve it with strawberry and vanilla ice cream....awesome dessert !  I love not just the pastry, I love the fruits and I love my heart pan too !  

The crimson filling is only part of this pie allure ...the pastry is also sure to impress anyone who loves pies and tarts.  I have been making this pate brisee from Martha's book many times and still craving for more LOL!  I have grown sideways and soon I have to hide the book away from within reach :p

I added some crackers on the base of the pastry crust to absorb 
the juices from the fresh fruits and keep the base from being

I cut out some cute small hearts for decoration :)

do you see the strip of parchment paper
under the crust pastry...for easy lifting out the pie
after the pie has cooled eh ?

this is a beautiful heart pie
great for Monday's day and 
other special occasion like Father's Day
and Valentine's Day or Anniversaries :)

look at the crimson fillings....gorgeous sugar coated crust

add two large scoops of ice tell me
is this awesome dessert fit for a queen ?? I meant Momsie Elin....LOL!

I wish my Mom was around to celebrate together with me
on this special Mother's Day...awww I miss my Mom !
anyway I know she will be looking down and smiling
at this cute heart pie :)
Mom I love you though you are no longer with us!
Happy Mother's Day to you too !

Berries Heart Pie - adapted from Martha's Pear-Raspberry Heart Pie

All purpose flour for dusting
Click  here for Páte Brisée  recipe

1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup fresh cranberries
1 1/2  cups strawberries
1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tbsp unsalted butter- cut into small pieces

1 egg yolk , for egg wash
1 tbsp of water ,for egg wash

Fine sanding sugar for sprinkling


You can prepare the Páte Brisée  a day ahead. Roll out  2 disc dough to 1/8" think and fit  one dough into heart pan. Leave in fridge for 30 minutes.  Cut small hearts with a heart shape cookie cutter , leave in fridge for decoration use.  In a large bowl ,whisk granulated sugar, cornstarch,cinnamon, and salt together, add in the fresh fruits and lemon juice and gently toss to coat. Spoon mixture into heart pie crust shell. Dot with butter. Place the 2nd dough piece over and crimp edges. Egg wash the surface and use the fork prick holes on surface for steam to escape. Decorate surface with small heart shape dough . Sprinkle the sanding sugar on surface and baked for 35 minutes or until it is completely cooked.  Take out and cool on wire rack for 20 minutes. Serve with ice cream of your choice.

Have a blessed Mother's Day.......

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  1. What a beautiful pie! Love it :-). Thank you for sharing it on RecipeNewZ! Happy Mother's Day!

  2. This pie is an ultimate celebration for mothers day - I *heart* it :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  3. Pie makes me happy. This would be so good for desert. I bookmarked it for later. Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. Gorgeous pie Elin! With the ice cream just makes it even more irresistible! Happy Mothers Day to you too!! :))

  5. Oh My! Look at that gorgeous filling! I'm going to try out your pastry. Sounds delicious!
    Happy Mother's Day to you, Elin. I think Mother's Day should be celebrated everyday ... if not then we should have Happy Wife's Day instead! :D

  6. Wow, that's a very delicious dessert I must say and all made with love. Happy Mother's Day to you too!

  7. Oooo...what a beautiful heart shape tart for this special day. Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day too, Elin. Bet you had a great time.

  8. so gorgeous! Happy Mother's day!

  9. It is indeed a very beautiful tart befitting a loving mother:D