Easiest Summer Fruit Pie Recipe From SCRATCH!

Sad to see the end of summer approach but enjoying the bountiful fruit harvest?  Take some time to enjoy this delicious and healthy fruit pie dessert to celebrate the end of the season. Author Maria Rodale shares an exclusive peak at her new cook book, SCRATCH: Home Cooking for Everyone Made Simple, Fun, and Totally Delicious (Rodale Books; October 11, 2016) with this easy how-to 1:26 second video. Watch as Maria walks you through the easy steps of adding the ingredients to create a pie crust and adding the fruit and delicious toppings for the recipe of Easiest Summer Fruit Pie. Can’t keep up with the short video or just want a printed copy of the recipe?  In this post you will also find the option to print the recipe so you can add it to your menu plan this season.

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Ready… Set… BAKE!

For the full recipe, check out Maria Rodale’s cookbook, SCRATCH! Click here: www.scratchcookbook.com

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I was able to get a copy of the recipe for you to print and enjoy this season.  ENJOY!

Summer Fruit Pie Recipe


Summer Fruit Pie Recipe


  • Incredibly Flaky Pie Dough (recipe for that is below)
  • 6 cups chopped fresh fruit (such as berries, cherries, or peaches)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshlemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • Pinch of salt
  • Whipped cream or ice cream,
    Incredible Flacky Pie Crust
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 5 tablespoons lard, at room temperature
  • 4 to 6 tablespoonswater, as needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pie dough to a round 1⁄4 inch thick. Line a 9-inch pie dish with the dough, trim any overhanging dough, and crimp or decorate the edge (see
  3. Tip).
  4. Place the fruit in a bowl, sprinkle with the sugar and lemon juice, and mix to combine.
  5. Halve the mixture and divide between 2 bowls.
  6. Add the tapioca starch to one bowl and stir to combine. Pour this mixture into the pie shell, dot with the butter, sprinkle with the salt.
  7. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the filling is bubbling and the pastry is golden. Set aside to
  8. cool.
  9. When the pie has cooled, top with the reserved fresh fruit (leaving excess liquid behind in the
  10. bowl) and serve immediately
    Incredible Flaky Pie Crust
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and sugar.
  2. Add the butter and lard and mix as gently and quickly as possible with your fingertips until
  3. the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. At this point, place the mixture in the fridge
  4. until chilled, about 30 minutes.
  5. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and mix quickly to form a smooth dough. Flatten into
  6. a disk, wrap in parchment or wax paper, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until you are ready to roll it out.

Recipe and photo credit : Author Maria Rodale

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Author Maria Rodale was raised on real food and doesn’t eat homemade, from scratch meals because it is trendy but rather because it is her life. Raised in a family of farmers, bakers, chefs, gardeners, and publishers, Maria is used to growing, cooking, reading and writing about, and eating organic, delicious food.  In this publication she shares her tried-and-true family recipes.  Scratch is full of comfort food recipes that aren’t focused on any one healthy trend, but are instead innately healthy, because Maria inspires you to return to your kitchen and cook with real, organic food.  The easiest summer fruit pie is one of the recipes found in this new cookbook out in October 2016.  You can pre-order the book on Amazon Here.   I can’t wait to get my copy to review soon so watch for more post.

[alert-warning]Nothing beats home made meals and that is why I’m so excited to get  my hands on a copy of this cookbook when it is out this October.  Do you have a favorite homemade meal?  I’d love to connect with you so please leave a comment at the bottom of this post.



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