Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Double Berry Pie and Gelato

Last week, we made Lemon Gelato. It was so yummy and totally worth the effort it took to cook, then the time to freeze in the ice cream freezer and more time freezing in the freezer. Then last night Tim came home with black raspberries and red raspberries from the Farmer's Market. He asked me to make "something" with them, so I made pie! I found a recipe that didn't call for jello or gelatin....really, why hide the flavor of the fresh berries behind artificial flavorings? So, here's the recipes, they were BOTH SO GOOD!

Double Berry Pie

4-6 cups fresh berries (I used 1/2 red and 1/2 black raspberries)
1/3 cup water
3/4 cup sugar (I used 1/2 white and 1/2 turbinado)
7 1/2 tsp cornstarch
dash of salt
1-9" pastry shell, baked (To bake, put your crust in the pie plate, flute the edges pretty, then line the bottom with a double thickness of tin foil and bake at 450 for 10-15 minutes until edges are light brown and pretty)

In a saucepan, crush 1 cup of the berries. Add the water and simmer for 3 minutes. Strain, reserving the juice; discard pulp and seeds. Add enough water to the reserved juice to make 1 cup of liquid. Return to saucepan. In a seperate bowl, mix the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Slowly stir into raspberry juice and bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

Place remaining berries in cooled pie shell; pour glaze over top and spread lightly to coat the top of the berries. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until set.

Lemon Gelato

1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
5 egg yolks, beaten
3 tbsp grated lemon peel
3/4 cup lemon juice (fresh if you can)
2 cups heavy cream

In a small, heavy saucepan, heat milk to175*, stir in sugar until dissolved. Whisk a small amount of the hot milk/sugar mixture into the eggs. Slowly whisk egg into hot milk/sugar mixture. Whisk in lemon peel. Cook and stir constantly over low heat until mixture reaches at least 160* and coats the back of a metal spoon.

Remove from heat; strain. Stir in lemon juice. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl f ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Stir in cream. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer 2/3's full; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Transfer to a freezer container (we use our old ice cream pails); freeze 2-4 hours before serving.

1 comment:

  1. Okay, this just looks too good! I have never made gelato but me thinks I will try this!!

    Yummy, yumm!!


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