Summer Stone Fruit & Berry Pie

When fruit is so readily available in the summer, a great way to use it up is in a nice colorful fruit filled pie. This is a summer dessert pie that is delicious and also nutritious! It uses stone fruits and berries along with high protein ricotta, and oats & nuts for the crust – all which are really healthy foods.

Ingredients for crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups of rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup of walnuts (ground)
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 4 TB. butter  (softened)
  • 2 TB. of honey
  • 1 teas. of cinnamon
  • 1 teas. of vanilla
  • 1/4 teas. of salt

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Grind the nuts in a food processor and mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl.

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With buttered fingers, press the mixture into a lightly greased pie pan.

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Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes until lightly brown.

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Mix 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese with 2 TB. of honey in a bowl. Drop by spoonfuls onto the baked crust.

Reserve a few TB. of the ricotta mixture for the top.

 

Ingredients for filling:

  • 1 – 2 ripe peaches or nectarines
  • 2 ripe plums (I used two different kinds)
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • 2 TB. of honey

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Arrange the sliced fruit over the ricotta and crust.

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Add a few more small spoonfuls of the ricotta honey mixture on top. Drizzle some honey over that and bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.

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Ten minutes before it is done brush the fruit with a few TB. of berry jam thinned with a little water, then return to the oven.

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Let cool for ten minutes and serve!

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Enjoy!

 

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