What I love most about this Berry Orange Fruit Pie is how refreshing each bite is. The fresh fruit provides all of the sweetener you’ll need however, you can step up the sugar level with a nice drizzle of honey. This pie offers a wow-factor from it’s vibrant colors, and is sure to be a winner amongst any crowd, especially the little ones.
I literally came up with this recipe in a pinch. It was my Mother in-laws birthday and she decided that she wanted to stop by our house for a quick visit on the way to her birthday trip. The ingredients quickly came to mind because I wanted to have something special for her when she arrived.
I had a couple of blood oranges left from making my Blood Orange Kombucha Mojitos a few days prior. And I had just bought a ton of berries for the kids that morning. So, I grabbed a pack of pie crust from the ‘fridge, along with the other ingredients and got to work.
Prepping your Fruit
When it comes to the berries, all you have to do is give them a good rinse. However, when it comes to your oranges, you want to cut them in a specific way. This will ensure that you’re able to get the “wheel” look for each slice, that will stay together without the rind.
I know you’re probably asking, why don’t I just peel it the regular way and then slice. Well, of course I tried. It was an epic fail because the orange slices did not hold its shape that well when I started to slice. I find the method below produced the best result.
How to Cut the Orange
- Cut the top of the orange
- Using a sharp knife, cut the rind off of the orange. Be sure to keep the white flesh (albedo) in tact as much as possible.
- You can then carefully slice your orange.
2 Packaged Pie Dough
Whipped Cream Cheese
1tsp Vanilla Extract
A few Basil Leaves sliced
2 Oranges (small)
1 Pint of Blueberries
Take out whipped cream cheese so it can get a little above room temperature
Roll out both pie dough servings into 1/2 inch thick shapes of your choice
Bake according to package instructions for baking an empty shell
Let the pie crust completely cool
In a medium bowl, add whipped cream cheese, honey, vanilla, and basil
Carefully spread whipped cream cheese mixture on one pie shell
Place 2nd pie shell on top of first pie shell
Spread desired amount of whipped cream cheese mixture on top of the 2nd shell
Place orange slices first, then add berries
Drizzle honey on top and garnish with basil leaves