sliced pie again

I was driving down the street the last week when I saw, wedged into the ground, a small hand-painted sign that read “raspberries.” The crooked red arrow on the sign pointed to the right. Β I turned right. About a mile down the road there was another sign wedged into the ground that read “raspberries.” This sign also pointed to the right, so I turned right again. I drove and drove, past acres of farms and cottages searching for the next sign. Just when I was about to give up, another sign appeared.

hydrangea in window
pie from back

I made my way down the long, curvy driveway. Dust kicked up around the car. When I finally made it to the end, there stood a little house with an old rickety stand in front. I got out of the car, looked around and saw no one. Finally, I caught a glimpse of yet another tiny sign. This one said, “ring the bell.” I did. Shortly thereafter, a lovely gray- haired women came out clutching a tray full beautiful, freshly-picked, red raspberries. I was in the right place.
pie with tea
pie slice
pie from back

Needless to say, I completely forgot about why I went out in the first place and rushed home with the boxes of raspberries in hand. I gently washed and dried each one, tasting a few as I went along.

These berries were destined for pie.

field in bloom
whole pie
lasting rose
wild bunny
wilting rose

While the pie was in the oven, I set out for a walk.

The sun faded in and out. Some roses were in bloom, others were taking their last breath. Rabbits darted in and out of the bushes, completely unafraid of my presence.

As dusk set in, I knew it was time to head back – for the pie.

When I got back, I poured myself a cup of tea and waited for the pie to cool. Unable to wait any longer, I finally took a bite. One thing became immediately clear. Taking the right turn was the best decision I could have made that day.

I sometimes find it funny the lengths I will go to for good food. So, of course, this leads me to ask about you. Is this something you would do? Do you ever go out of your way to find good food and delicious treats?

You’ll want to get your hands on some raspberries and make this pie. It’s absolutely delcious.

tea cup
pie from above

Raspberry Pie

2 pints fresh raspberries, mixed with sugar to taste
2 g (1/2 tsp) corn starch mixed with 2 tbs. water
1 pie crust recipe found here

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (180 c)

Divide the pie dough into two pieces and wrap each piece in cellophane. Chill for 20 minutes.

Remove dough from refrigerator and roll out each disc of dough on a lightly floured surface. Line two 4″ pie plates or one 8″ pie plate with one of the discs of dough. Add the cornstarch mixed with water to to the sugar coated raspberries and mix gently. Pour in the raspberries. Baked for 45-60 minutes or until the pie is golden and bubbly. Be sure to keep an eye on smaller sized pies. They will be done sooner. Cool and serve.

Bon appΓ©tit!

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  1. I wish I could find the little sign in the road. I love raspberries, especially when they’re fresh. The pie is divine and the oh the bunny is adorable!

  2. I’m inspired! I will have to make this pie when I get a hold of fresh raspberries or perhaps frozen ones will have to do if it gets colder. I like that this discovery was random and that you allowed your curiosity to guide you. I can’t say that I often go out of my way for food. Although the truffle trip was an exception.

  3. Gosh, I haven’t had raspberry pie in years. It is so expensive to make unless you luck onto a farm market sale or grow them yourself. Last one I made was like $40! I like that this is only 2 pints of berries and one gorgeous pie. Love those pictures and the story.

  4. What a beguiling post! I am a huge fan of serendipity and letting the day unfold at it’s own rhythm. The raspberry pie is dazzling, I can almost taste the sweet, tangy berries!

  5. This was such a lovely post, with all the beautiful pictures, and the sorry. I was right there with you in that car…turn for turn and could see it in my minds eye. Thanks for sharing that recipe (the pie looked delicious)
    I have some blackberries in the freezer, calling out to me.

  6. You have such a gift for setting the mood and touching the heart. The simple images convey such power as they bid farewell to the end of another beautiful season and the beginning of the cold long winter ahead. The still little bunny waits. The road waits. The roses let go… and the pie is so packed with the brightness of the past sunny season – that it deserves to be savored with that tea on a cold autumn day.
    How do you do this to me – every single time?

  7. I had no idea raspberries were available in the fall! What a fantastic find! Honestly I’m not sure if I would have made that trip or not. So glad you did though!

    Happy autumn, El!

  8. Hehe…I would do exactly the same!!! Nothing better than being waylaid by a food inspiration πŸ˜‰ the best thing is that they rarely disappoint :-)))

    Now I want pie!!

  9. Alas, I think I missed the fall raspberries, but there hasn’t been a frost yet, so maybe there’s hope? As always, your photos inspire. And that pie….oh, how I want some this afternoon!

  10. I’m SO happy you followed those little signs, El. πŸ™‚ I kept grinning all the way through your post. πŸ™‚ Your pie is absolutely gorgeous!!! It’s not raspberry season here yet, but it is sweet potato season, and I’m making a pie this afternoon. πŸ™‚

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