|Mango Strawberry Pie|
At the beginning of the week when we came up with the ingredients, my husband instantly said "pie". I hate to admit, I groaned, out loud. I also whined a little, "ughhh pie is so much work". Pretty bad, I know. This is supposed to be a challenge right. What can I say, I'm a cake girl. I have made more cakes and cupcakes than I can count. I make cakes for every occasion and just for the fun of it. I am embarrassed to say, the number of pies I have attempted would easily fit on one hand. I don't do lard, or margarine, they would never make it into my grocery cart and certainly not into my fridge. But, everyone I know that makes great pies uses lard and their pies are amazing! So what's a girl to do?....You guessed it, bring on the butter! This one's for you hubby, PIE!!!
Okay, this sounds terribly boastful, but here I go anyway...BEST PIE EVER!!!!!!!!! I was not expecting this pie to be tart, but it is, deliciously so....kind of like a nice tart strawberry rhubarb pie is. I shall fear pie no longer. The butter pastry turned out beautifully, and did I mention that this pie is to die for. Seriously, you have to make this pie.
Buttery Rich Pie Pastry (Make the pie pastry first, you will have time to prepare the fruit while the dough chills)
3 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter- cold, cut into cubes
2 egg yolks (save whites for brushing the top of the pie)
6-9 Tbsp cold water (use only as much as you need to form dough)