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July, 2, 2014

Triple Berry Pie…

triple-berry-pie-crumble-toppingHappy Wednesday everyone! Last year over the fourth I was in NYC with my mom and sister and while I had a blast and absolutely love New York, I felt like I missed out on a good old fashion Fourth of July. I remember scrolling through instagram that day and seeing all the fun photos from family festivities and BBQ’s, which made me miss home but there was one photo in-particular that for some reason struck a cord with me. It was a photo of a homemade berry pie. I had never had a desire to bake a pie until that moment. For some reason I found myself extremely home sick, wishing I was in my kitchen baking a pie. I still can remember looking at that photo and thinking to myself, next year I’m totally baking a pie! So here it is, my first ever home baked pie (that surprisingly was not as difficult as I thought it would be, promise!). Hopefully this will inspire you to bake a festive pie for your family this weekend!

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Plates/Bowls: C.Wonder (love this version too) | Pie Dish: William Sonoma


{for the crust}

  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 cups crisco
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 10 Tbsp water (chilled)

{for the filling}

  • 5-6 cups fresh mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup sugar (heaping)
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch (I used minute tapioca)
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

{for the topping}

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour



  • Place flour, crisco, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Mix together.
  • Add the water.
  • Mix together with a pastry knife.
  • Cut dough in half and roll out (makes 2 crusts).
  • Place dough in a pie dish and let it chill in the fridge.


  • Wash berries under cold water.
  • Place berries, sugar, tapioca and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.
  • Gently toss together with your hands.
  • Set aside.


  • Place flour, sugar and softened butter into a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix together with a pastry knife until it starts to crumble.
  • Set aside.

{assembling the pie}

  • Remove crust from fridge and brush one egg white over the crust (this will help your pie crust not get soggy).
  • Place the filling into pie.
  • Sprinkle topping over the filling, covering it completely.

{baking the pie}

  • Place in the oven at 375 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until your crust and topping are lightly brown.
  • Serve the pie at room temperature.

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Let me know in the comment box below if you have any questions on the recipe.

xo, Rach

  1. Mira says:

    Omg the cake looks so yummy. I have to try it :D

    xx Mira

  2. Sabina B says:

    Love these pics! The cake looks delicious and I am sure it tastes like that too!

  3. Julie says:

    Yum! Looks absolutely delicious! There is something so comforting about home made pie, isn’t there? I’ve never made one with a crumbled topping, I may just have to give it a try!

  4. Erica says:

    The plates are so cute! I love the print – perfect for 4th of July dessert.

  5. Mel says:

    Looks delicious! I’ll have to try making it.

  6. Fabulux says:

    That pie is making me hungry! So delish!

  7. Yum! This looks amazing! I need to try asap!

    The Style Storm
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  8. Sarah says:

    Looks delicious! Beautiful images too.

  9. Bethany Kate says:

    Love this post! You have totally inspired me to bake a pie for the Fourth now too! Beautiful kitchen also, you have impeccible taste xo

  10. Marie says:

    I love all the new recipes on the blog!

  11. Grace says:

    Love this! Such gorgeous pictures! And what a beautiful kitchen you have!

  12. Giada says:

    It looks delicious :)
    I’ll surely try it :)

    Xo, Giada

  13. This looks so yummy Rach! Happy (early) Fourth! Xx

  14. Katy says:

    OMG that looks amazing!! I’ve never wanted to make a pie either..until now!! That looks too good. I love a berry pie! Thanks for the recipe!! :) xo

  15. Nicole says:

    That looks delicious and these pictures are beautiful! Home made pie is the best, but I’ve never had the courage/ability to make one. This doesn’t look too hard though.

    Nicole to the Nines

  16. Paige says:

    This pie looks absolutely delicious! I’m definitely going to have to try this one soon! Especially since I now make your green smoothie every morning and love that recipe too!


  17. Yum! This looks so good! And it is perfect for the 4th of July!


  18. Bekka says:

    This looks delicious! I have never made a pie, but I do love all of the fun food that goes along with family cookouts. I shared a baked blackened chicken wing recipe over on my blog today… So fun to mix it up from the usual fashion posts! Have a great week!

    xo, Bekka
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  19. arielle says:

    it’s so true that the fourth isn’t quite so festive without pie! this looks absolutely delicious and I can still not get over how gorgeous your kitchen is!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  20. McKenna says:

    Love this!! It is certainly making me want to get in my kitchen and bake!! Have a fabulous 4th!

  21. Agi says:

    I love home made pie, especially apple. I’ve got an amazing no fail pie crust recipe. You can never go wrong with pie.


  22. Kimberly Ann says:

    That looks seriously amazing! I might try making it too this weekend :) Yum!!


  23. Kristi says:

    Yum! This pie looks fantastic and perfect for this weekend’s parties!

    xx, Kristi

  24. kelsey says:

    this looks delicious and totally fourth-y
    ladies in navy

  25. Adrienne says:

    I’m loving all of these kitchen/recipe posts!!
    So awesome!
    -Adrienne. xo

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  26. Huong says:

    I LOVE this post, Rach! It’s definitely a nice break from the Outfit Inspiration posts you put together on Wednesdays for sure. I’ll definitely be pinning this since my best guy friend loves pie and has been wanting to try out new dessert recipes. Is there a particular you reason you chose raspberries over strawberries? I’m asking because I’ve never seen a raspberries in a pie in comparison with the typical blackberries and blueberries.

  27. Ramsh' says:

    Looks delicious!

  28. Bridget says:

    Hi Rachel,

    I’m curious where you got the recipe?


  29. Lexi says:

    Yum! This looks so good! Can’t wait to try it :)


  30. Kim says:

    This looks yummy although when I looked at the recipe, saw it was filled with crisco-2 cups to be precise. eeks! Super unhealthy.

  31. Melissa says:

    Looks Delicious!

  32. Merrick says:

    I’m totally making this for the fourth this weekend — looks DELICIOUS!

  33. Leanne says:

    I’ll definitely be trying this! Thanks Rach!

    Love from South Africa

  34. Andrea says:

    This looks so easy…and I can’t get over how beautiful your kitchen is! Stunning!


  35. Allie says:

    Looks so delicious! I want to attempt one too, now <3

    Sweet Madame Blue

  36. Angelina says:

    MMM!! Looks so tasty and patriotic!

    If you have a chance, I would love to know what you think of my latest post!


  37. This looks fantastic, another to add to the ever growing “must try” list!!

  38. I don´t know what´s more pretty: the pie, your kitchen or these photos.


  39. Sarah says:

    Great tutorial, the pie looks more. Make more tutorials please.

  40. Rachel says:

    That looks so delicious, definitely going to try this perfect recipe!

  41. This looks delicious! I’ll have to try it — thanks

  42. Mana says:

    I love your shirt it’s so cute, and that pie looks delicious. I know what you mean about being homesick, last year instead of going to my town’s fireworks we went to my cousins house and I just spent the whole time wishing I were home doing what we normally do. I’m so happy to be doing that this year.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  43. I usually do a blueberry pie, but I may need to spice it up this year. :)

  44. I love pies but don’t like making the crust! I buy the crust and just stuff it with whatever things i need to. Great job on making your own crust!
    Thanks for sharing

    Happy Medley Blog

  45. amanda says:

    Oh my goodness this looks delicious! I think I found my dessert for the fourth. Thanks for sharing! :)

    xo, af.

  46. This look so yummy! I will have to make it!


  47. Annika says:

    Definitely adding this recipe to my fourth of July party menu!

  48. Sam says:

    This pie looks delicious!! I might have to make it for my housewarming party.

  49. Sounds like such a great recipe! It looks delicious and these pictures are really pretty!

  50. Angie says:

    Theirs is such a good recipe! I will have to try it some time!

  51. DHumphrey says:

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  52. Amberly says:

    I want to make this now! Looks so good!

  53. Amberly says:

    This looks SO good!

  54. Angela says:

    This looks delish. I bet it smelled amazing while cooking too! YUM!

  55. Benedetta says:

    Mmmm good!!!Wanto to eat it now!!
    Be happy with fashion

  56. Emily says:

    Okay, your kitchen is amazing! And I need to make this… yum. XO

  57. This pie looks absolutely delish & your kitchen is stunning! Have a great 4th of July.

    xo – margaret

  58. malena says:

    Such a great post! Definitely gonna try this receipe, I love baking :)

    X Malena

  59. Cecilia90210 says:

    This is the 3rd time that I have been making that pie! I brought it to a birthday diner and got sooooooo many compliments!
    Thank you Rachel for this great recipe:)

Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

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