Raspberries are among the most delicious berries grown all around the world. Raspberries are rich in red color and favorites of many of us. As I am sure we would all agree the humble raspberry is scrumptious but at the same time there are many health benefits of eating a raspberry. This small yet delicious berry is high in antioxidants.
Raspberries are also rich in minerals that are magnesium, copper, iron, folic acid and potassium. Potassium is among the most important component that a human body requires as it helps the heart rate and blood pressure to remain normal. Copper is required to develop red blood cell in the body. Raspberries are also rich in the B-complex group of vitamins.
Many delicious desserts can be prepared from raspberries and among the easiest is the raspberry pie recipe. In order to follow the Raspberry pie recipe you need to have complete ingredients to make this mouth watering dessert. The ingredients that you will be required for the dessert includes 4 ½ cup of flour with 1 ½ cup of cold shortening, two tablespoon of salt and sugar each along with six oz of chilled water to make the dough for the pastry. For filling you will be required four cups of fresh raspberry, a cup of sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla essence, one egg yolk beaten with a tablespoon of warm water, lemon juice of a lemon and cornstarch is required 1/3 cup.
Firstly, you are required to make pastry dough by adding up all the ingredients for the dough in a bowl and mix well with the use of your finger tips until all the shortenings are mix well and the dough is formed and refrigerate until it is done. For the filling add up raspberries, lemon juice, cornstarch, sugar and vanilla essence in a bowl and mix.
Next, preheat the oven at 400 degree. Take the dough and divide it in half, roll it on flour surface and then place it on a greased pie plate and prick all over the dough. Place the raspberry filling on the dough without getting it overfill. Roll on the other half dough and make 1 ½ long strips and intertwine the pie. Seal the edges of the pie, brush it with egg and bake for 40 minutes. The delicious raspberry pie is ready to eat.
Raspberries are among the most delicious fruits we have on this planet. If you aren’t a lover of raspberry you will surely become once you try this raspberry pie recipe.