Behind the Recipe…Rustic Blueberry-Raspberry Pie from The Picky Palate Cookbook

Photo credit Matt Armendariz, The Picky Palate Cookbook, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

I hope you are enjoying my little “behind the recipe” stories from the recipes in my cookbook.

I remember developing this simple pie like it was yesterday. It was around Christmas time 2010, I was in my PJ’s singing to Christmas songs on the radio, experimenting in the kitchen. I remember being so excited that I found the perfect blend of blueberries and raspberries thinking I can’t wait to share this recipe with everyone!

One of my favorite things about this recipe is that you can even prepare it right in a cast iron skillet! You start on the stove top then bake it in the oven. Rustic and fun right?

For simplicity I use a refrigerated pie crust, but if you are feeling motivated to make your own crust I have the best pie crust recipe in my cookbook. Page 203 to be exact 🙂

To top off this pie, you absolutely must add a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream to your bowl as Matt has beautifully demonstrated in  his photograph. He is so talented. I feel so fortunate to have been able to work with him.

You can find this pie on page 171 of my cookbook. Wait until you treat your family and friends to it. Feel free to eat right out of the skillet. No bowl required, just optional, lol! That’s how we roll around here.

Enjoy friends!

Need a gift idea? Try my cookbook in a basket with some of these goodies inside to make my Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Don’t have my book yet? You can order it online at, Barnes and Noble, Deseret Book, and Books a Million.

Have a great day!


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12 Responses
  1. Julie

    Pairing this book with your cinna cakes in a jar for our 2nd grade teacher that loves to cook/bake and has 2 little ones of her own. Great holiday gift — gotta love Amazon Prime too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Christina

    I love reading your “Behind the Recipe” stories! It adds a personal touch to know what you were doing when you created these recipes. I can also relate to experimenting in the kitchen singing along to music and just enjoying the process of cooking. It is definitely my little oasis away from the real world. This pie looks delicious, I must try it! I just ordered your cookbook, hopefully it will come in time for Christmas! Can’t wait to try out all of your recipes and add twists of my own. Thanks!

  3. Crazy that it was 2 years ago and you remember it like yesterday. I have recipes I’ve made a few years ago and when I look at old blog posts, sometimes I can remember exactly what was going on in my life then, what my daughter’s milestones were, etc. I love the stories behind the recipes, Jenny!

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