Vin Tanner Pie

Laid-back Crust Ingredients (makes one 9-inch crust)
      2 cups all-purpose flour
      1 cup butter-flavored shortening, chilled
      1/2 tablespoon ganulated sugar
      1/2 teaspoon salt
      1/4 cup water, chilled
      1 small egg
      1/2 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

In a large bowl, mix flour, shortening, sugar and salt.  Add ice water, vinegar and egg.  Mix with a folk until combined.

Do not roll dough; simply press into the bottom and sides of pie plate.

Wild Berry Filling Ingredients
      4 cups wild berries, rinsed and drained
            Choose any combination of cane berries: raspberry, Boysenberry,
            blackberry, Marionberry, Loganberry, Olallieberry...

      3/4 cup granulated sugar
      3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
      1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      1/8 teaspoon salt
      1 tablespoon lemon juice

Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Mix with the berries. Place berry filling in an unbaked pie crust. Sprinkle with lemon juice.

Streusel Topping Ingredients
      6 tablespoons cold butter
      1/2 cup all-purpose flour
      3 tablespoon golden brown sugar
      1/2 cup oats

Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour and sugar. Continue cutting until the mixture holds together, like wet sand. Stir in the oats.

Spread the streusel over the top of the pie. Bake at 350°F until the crust and topping are golden brown, approximately 45 minutes to one hour. Cool to warm before serving.  Refrigerate any remaining pie.

Yield: 7 magnficent servings.

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Compliments to the chef maybe sent to: C.V. Puerro

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