Sweet and juicy Mixed Berry Pie is easy and delicious with only 20 minutes of prep time. It’s perfect for Thanksgiving dinner or all year long!
Why You’ll Love this Pie
Mixed Berry Pie also known as Triple Berry Pie, is the perfect addition to any meal and, for how incredible it looks, is relatively simple! Even the lattice top was done freehand and I think it adds a nice “rustic” touch! So don’t worry if your crust isn’t cut to perfection, it will all taste delicious in the end!
The mix of the three berries combined with the buttery and flakey pie crust makes this a perfect dessert during the holidays, fall and even summertime.
Berry Pie Ingredients
- Raspberries (I used frozen)
- Blackberries (I used fresh)
- Blueberries (I used fresh)
- Pie Crust (store bought or make your own pie crust with this recipe)
Frozen berries do not need to be thawed; the oven will take care of that.
How to Make Mixed Berry Pie
Step 1: In a medium-sized bowl, mix the sugar and cornstarch until well combined. Gently fold the berries into the mixture. Set aside.
Step 2: Prep your frozen pie dough or make your own with this pie crust recipe. I used a braided lattice top pie crust also known as a double layer crust, but a single layer works just fine. Here is an easy video on How to Lattice Pie Crust.
Step 3: Add the berry mixture on top of the bottom pie crust.
Step 4: Roll out your top layer of pie dough and cut into thin strips. Weave the strips together using the “over and under” method.
Step 5: Bake for 25-35 minutes (depending on the size of your pie dish) or until the pie crust begins to turn golden brown.
Can Frozen Berries be used in Pies?
Fresh berries are not always available or in season but the good news is that fresh, frozen or a mix will all work. This Triple Berry Pie recipe uses a fresh and frozen blend of raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. As a general rule, smaller berries with a thicker skin will hold up better and release less water.
Larger fruits and berries like peaches and strawberries generally don’t work well as frozen substitutes. This is why you can find berry pies year round at a bakery but usually not strawberry and peach pies.
Berry Pie Recipe Variations
Mixed Berry Pie with No Peaches: Substitute the peaches for the three berries in equal parts.
Cherry Berry Pie: Omit peaches, raspberries and blackberries. Increase blackberries to 3 1/4 cups and add 3 cups pitted fresh tart cherries.
Bumbleberry Pie: You might be wondering what a bumbleberry is but it’s actually just a made up word for a random mix of berries used in a pie. This flexible pie uses at least three kinds of berries including blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, and blueberry. Other fruits such as apples and/or rhubarb are added as well. If you stick to 6 1/4 cups berries and fruits and combination can be used for a bumbleberry pie.
Razzleberry Pie: This is another made up berry and refers to a mixture of raspberries and blackberries. Simply use equal parts berries for this pie.
Popular Berries for a Pie
In addition to blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries here some more berries to try in a pie:
- Acai Berry
- Marionberry (most popular pie in Oregon & Washington!)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tbs cornstarch
- 2 cups raspberries (I used frozen)
- 1 cup blackberries (I used fresh)
- 2 cups blueberries (I used fresh)
- 1 1/4 cup peaches
- 9-inch pie crust (ready-to-bake or homemade)
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix the sugar and cornstarch until well combined. Gently fold the berries into the mixture. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Prep your pie dough using ready-to-bake 9-inch pie crust with a lattice top or a homemade pie crust. I used a double layer crust, but a single layer works just fine too
- Add the berry mixture on top of the bottom pie crust.
- Roll out the top layer of pie dough and cut into thin strips. Weave the strips together using an "over and under" lattice pattern (here is a quick video explaining how.)
- Bake for for 35 minutes or until the crust begins to turn golden brown and the filling is bubbly.