A gorgeous berry custard pie with mixed berries, a sour cream custard and a crumb streusel topping, the perfect pie for the holidays!
This pie is not only delicious to eat, but it’s gorgeous. The beautiful fresh berries burst and fill the pie with gorgeous purple and red and pink colors throughout.
Thanksgiving is definitely the most delicious holiday there is. It’s filled with turkey, and mashed potatoes and gravy, and rolls, and all the pies. Give me all the blueberry pie, banana cream pie, pumpkin pie, frozen peanut butter pie and more. Honestly, I have my pies that I want to be at the Thanksgiving table, and I don’t ever need a big slice, but I want just a little slice of each every Thanksgiving. What’s your must have Thanksgiving pie?
Thanksgiving dinner has often been a loud experience for me. Growing up it was often spent with my dad’s family, and he is one of 8 kids. So Thanksgiving at one of my aunt’s houses, or my grandparent’s house, meant about 60 people, with aunts and uncles and cousins and cousins’ children. It’s always a fantastic day because the company, but also because the food.
One of my favorite Thanksgiving memories is when I was on my study abroad, living in Vienna. A few of my best friends and I decided we had to enjoy a traditional american thanksgiving dinner even while we were there. So with our limited money, small kitchen (available in the Austro-American Institute where we attended school) we whipped up a miniature Thanksgiving dinner. Our meal consisted of half of a rotisserie chicken, mashed yellow potatoes, carrots and crescent rolls. I remember it being absolutely delicious.
While there we also got to celebrate an Austrian Thanksgiving sort of holiday and enjoyed a traditional Austrian dish of Wiener Schnitzel.
Anyway, a few year’s back with 60 people attending Thanksgiving dinner, my only assignment was to make a pie. I always want to try new recipes, of course, so I decided to make something like this berries and cream pie. It was delicious, and that’s why I’m here sharing it with you.
So, this pie starts with 1 pie crust, for a 9inch pie. You can make a homemade pie crust, or use a store bought crust, whichever you prefer. I usually just use store bought because it’s so much easier.
Then you’ll fill the pie with your berries. For this pie I used 4 cups of fresh mixed berries. The pie is quite full with 4 cups, so if you’re worried about it overflowing, you can use 3. I used a mix of chopped strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. You can use a mix of any of your favorite berries, or just one of your favorite berries.
I’m honestly not sure if you can use frozen berries for this pie. If you do, I’m assuming you’d just put them into the pie frozen, but I don’t know if they’ll make it wetter than normal. Sorry I’m not a big help.
The berries are covered in your custard, it’s a super easy custard to make with only 5 ingredients. You don’t need to cook it on the stove top or anything before hand, it’ll just all cook up when you bake the pie. It’s a sour cream custard, which gives it a slight tang, but the pie is plenty sweet too.
The custard and berries are then topped with a simple buttery streusel crumb topping. It’s made with flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. That’s all mixed up with melted butter to make a nice crumbly topping. It adds the perfect crunch to the pie when eating it.
Top the pie with whipped cream and a fresh berry or two if you’d like, or eat it on it’s own. It’s delicious enough it doesn’t need whipped cream, but whipped cream makes every thing better, so do as you please.
If you have any leftover pie, you should keep it in the refrigerator. The pie should stay good covered in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.
Looking for more Berry Pie Recipes?
- Blueberry Crumb Pie
- Mixed Berry Streusel Pie on Lauren’s Latest
- Triple Berry Pie on Tastes Better from Scratch
- Blueberry Pie Recipe
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Berry Custard Pie - Berries and Cream Pie
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 4 cups mixed berries
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp apple pie spice
- 2 TBS sugar
- 1/4 cup butter (melted)
- 1 - 9 in pie crust
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix sugar, flour, eggs, sour cream and vanilla together until completely smooth. Set aside.
- Mix berries with 1/4 cup sugar. Set aside.
- Combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, apple pie spice, sugar and melted butter in a small bowl until crumbly. Set aside.
- Unroll pie crust and place it in a pie pan sprayed with nonstick spray. Crimp the edges.
- Add the berries to the bottom of your pie.
- Pour the custard over the berries.
- Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the custard.
- Bake for about 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until your custard is set.
- Allow to cool completely before eating.
Recipe first posted on November 26, 2012. Photos and text updated on November 7, 2018.