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Mixed berry pie


Monday, March 25, 2013

We had some friends over for dinner last night, it was the third time we have invited them but either their 4 month old or our kids were sick, so we kept deferring for a later date. Having company meant a nice dinner and dessert. When they had their baby (on Halloween), we made them Thai Chicken Pizza (from the California Pizza Kitchen recipe book) which they really liked. So this time we went back to the CPK book and I made the Sante Fe pizza (lime grilled chicken and caramelized red onions, no sauce, then topped with fresh salsa and guacamole after it comes out of the oven), a mixed greens salad, and berry pie for dessert.

It is a little early in the season for berry pie, but that was my DW's request, so I went to the local grocery to see what was available. I kind of merged about 3 different pie recipes. Does that make this a bit of a Frankenberry pie? I like pie, and this was one of my better creations, so I thought I would share. It is on the spark recipes at the link below.
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At nearly 350 calories a slice, this is not an everyday pie or a diet pie. Making and eating it may require you to get in a few extra miles, but I can attest that it will be worth it!

We had a nice evening with our friends, who enjoyed both the pizza pie and the berry pie!
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OPTIMIST1948 3/28/2013 7:34PM

    I call mixed pies like that "Happy Pies" because making them makes me happy.
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Eating them makes me happy. Getting together with all their friends makes the fruit happy.
Wishing you joy!

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GOING-STRONG 3/27/2013 7:47PM

    Yummy! Berry pie is my favorite type... might consider this one on my long run day.

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BLITZEN40 3/27/2013 12:57AM

    Sounds tasty! I love mixed berries. I just buy them frozen when they're not in season and thaw out 3/4 cup portions and eat them as snacks. Only 60 calories each and good for you too! Of course, they taste much better when baked into a pie... emoticon

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DETERMINED_SOUL 3/26/2013 10:32AM

    That sounds fantastic! I love combining recipes as well and I truly believe a little dessert is good for the soul. :)

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JESSIKA_56 3/26/2013 7:51AM

    Sounds delish!

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JULIA_RUN2SMILE 3/26/2013 5:32AM

    Pie can be an everyday treat... when you track it and you move it (as in burn calories like you do)!
Thanks for sharing your recipes - I love trying new ones...
Love the Frankenberry pie! Cool!!!!

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SPUNKYDUCKY 3/25/2013 11:37PM

    Gonna pass on the pie (it would give me an excuse to have ice-cream) but it sounds great! Congrats on your publication being accepted. Curious about what you wrote about

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CHANGINGHORSES 3/25/2013 1:43PM

    You sound like a great cook! Lucky wife and kids!

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PMRUNNER 3/25/2013 1:38PM

    I had to update the link, it appears to work better now!

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NATPLUMMER 3/25/2013 12:48PM

    Sounds fabulous!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 3/25/2013 11:43AM

    You certainly made me hungry - thank goodness I read this about lunchtime. emoticon

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POISONGIRL999 3/25/2013 10:59AM

    Sounds like a wonderful dinner.

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DEBBYFROMMT 3/25/2013 9:55AM

    Frankenberry pie, I like that! I am always combining recipes. Can come up with some real winners that way!

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JUDYREVELL 3/25/2013 9:48AM

    sounds wonderful.. thanks for sharing.

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KANDOLAKER 3/25/2013 9:24AM

    Your dinner sounds fabulous! Yum, yum - thanks for sharing the recipe!

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BIGPAWSUP 3/25/2013 8:54AM

    I'm happy you had a good evening with friends. Congrats on the franken-pie!

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RHONDALYN10 3/25/2013 8:38AM

    YUM!

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DOUGDC 3/25/2013 8:22AM

    You've got a good handle on a reasonable way to approach eating. And you sound like you've got a lot of great cooking experience. It's my DW who makes the pies around here, and they're rare treats. I'll share your recipe with her.
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