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07-20-2005, 07:03 AM
I am going to make a blueberry pie from Alissa's book, but I only have 2 cups of blueberries and about 1/2 cup of almonds, no dates (and I'm broke!) Will it still work if I add 2 cups of strawberries, use sunflower seeds for the rest of the almonds and raisins instead of dates?
How long do I have to soak stuff?
If it's half strawberries, then would it gel? Would I have to change it's name to berry pie?
I've never made it with strawberries, but I did make it with half blueberry and half raspberry and it turned out fine. I think it would work with any berry......
Another option is to make just half the recipe. I do these each time I make it because I just can't eat the whole thing. I then just put it in a smaller tupperware container. And I think raisens would work just as fine as dates. In fact, I may try that next time. I have an easier time finding organic raisens then I do dates. Let me know how it works if you do use raisens. As far as soaking..I did not soak the almonds. And I only soaked the dates for about 10 minutes. Not sure if that is right or wrong, but my pie turned out fine. I think the almonds soak up a lot of juice from the berries.
07-20-2005, 07:17 AM
Thanks a lot! I'll let you know what happens. I am going to have almonds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds in the crust.
07-20-2005, 07:54 AM
Experimenting is FUN, let us know how it goes. You never know what you might invent by playing around like this. :D
07-20-2005, 03:56 PM
The raisins worked great in the crust. Much easier to soak, too. I think the seeds were ok - but the almonds would be better. I didn't need the strawberries - Alissa's recipe must be for two huge pies or something.
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