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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 πŸ™‚

To top off this pie, you absolutely must add a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream to your bowl as Matt has beautifully demonstrated inΒ  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.

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  1. 1

    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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    Lynna says:

    I love these behind the scenes stories as well! I`m so happy I can just refer to it in my copy! πŸ™‚

  3. 3

    Love the behind the scenes stories! Matts pictures are amazing! You must have learnt So much working with him!!!1 I love that gift idea!

  4. 4

    I am one of the (very) lucky ones! Got my book and having fun with it already!

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    Christina says:

    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!

  6. 6

    Bought your book months ago- Really like it. I love your website as well. Like the gift idea!

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    Jennifer says:

    I love the gift basket idea and the behind the scenes story πŸ™‚

  8. 8

    Love your “behind the scenes” posts. Your cookbook is awesome!

  9. 9

    just got your book– love the behind the scenes!

  10. 10
    Winnie says:

    I am enjoying my copy of your book and got one for my sister for Christmas. I love how it lays flat!

  11. 11

    Your behind the recipe stories are so cute and fun to read πŸ™‚

    Choc Chip Uru

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    Julie says:

    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. πŸ™‚

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Welcome to Picky Palate, my online kitchen! You'll usually find me with a cookie in one hand and a salad in the other. It's all about the balance :) The recipes you'll see are my creations. The Picky Palate Cookbook is now available. Enjoy!