Do you have an abundance of mulberries and are looking for ways to use them? Make use of these delicious native berries this summer with our mulberry pie recipe.
If you’ve only ever heard of mulberries due to the popular nursery rhyme when you were a child, you’re missing out on something great. Red mulberry is native to the Eastern United States but grows in every state except Nevada and Alaska.
If you’ve added one to your native garden, it’s important to know that harvesting takes place between mid-June to August. You’ll recognize this delicious native berry by its unique shape – it looks like an elongated blackberry. Much like other berries, mulberries are full of antioxidants, which help neutralize harmful free radicals in our bodies. Learn how to make use of these tangy-sweet berries with our mulberry pie recipe.
How to Make Vegan Pie Crust
While it is possible to purchase ready-made plant-based pie crusts, it’s also quite easy to make it yourself. Just make sure you have a rolling pin or rolling pin substitute handy.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup vegetable shortening or coconut oil
- ⅓ cup vegan buttermilk
- Add the flour and salt to a bowl, then cut shortening into the mixture using a fork until incorporated.
- Add the vegan buttermilk, and use your hands to combine until you have a solid mass.
- Divide the dough in half, and roll out to fit the bottom of your pie plate. Place the other half in the fridge until you’re ready to bake your pie.
Vegan Mulberry Pie Recipe
Once you’ve made your pie crust (or cheated and bought it pre-made), you can get started on making the filling for this mulberry pie recipe.
- 3 cups mulberries, rinsed
- 1½ tbsp organic lemon juice
- ¾ cup vegan brown sugar
- 3 tbsp flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- Mix mulberries, lemon juice, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Mash down on the berries slightly to break them down and create a juicy mixture.
- Add the mulberry mixture to your prepared pie crust.
- Use the other half of the dough to create a lattice pattern by cutting it into strips and weaving them on top, or simply roll it out to lay on top and etch a design.
- Bake in the oven at 350°F for approximately 1 hour, or until the mixture is bubbly and oozing out of the crust.
Tip: If your pie crust is getting too brown or crispy while baking, cover the edges with tin foil to protect it.
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