Paleo Stoneberry Pie
The days around here sure seem a lot quieter. Schools in my area started yesterday. The yelling and laughter of children just stopped over the weekend. Don’t get me wrong, my kiddo has a set of pipes on him. It ranges from a whisper, sweet singing voice to ear-bleeding screams of a banshee. School starting only means one thing…summer is ending.
It’s only a matter of time before the pumpkin spice king regains his reign and it’s Han Solo season as far as the eye can see. This recipe is still within the realms of summer and the end of stone fruit and berry season. Pie is universal. Pie is life. Pie is happiness. So, to share some smiles, I’ve created a Paleo Stoneberry Pie.
What’s a Paleo Stoneberry Pie? A tart and sweet mix of a stone fruit medley and blueberries. But wait….it tastes so creamy. Why did you ask? It’s my secret ingredient…a sexy little herb called tarragon. Underestimated and underappreciated, this little gem tossed my pie right over the delicious cliff. And all that gorgeous sugar on top? Not exactly paleo and definitely optional. It’s my interpretation of a galaxy. Dev has been obsessed since No Man’s Sky came out and to celebrate, I’ve made my Paleo Stoneberry Pie AKA Galaxy Pie. Let’s start baking!
Paleo Stoneberry Pie:
1 Cup – Otto’s Cassava Flour
¾ Cup – Organic Gemini Tiger Nut Flour
½ Cup – Gold Nugget Ghee (Chilled & Cut)
2 Tbsp – Honey
3 Tbsp – Dessert Farms Raw Camel Milk¹
1 – Pasture Raised Egg
1 – Large Yellow Peach (Diced ½ Inch Pieces)
1 – Large Nectarine (Diced ½ Inch Pieces)
3 – Apricots (Diced)
1 Cup – Blueberries
1 Tbsp – Gold Nugget Ghee
¼ Cup – Honey²
1 Tbsp – Fresh Tarragon (Minced)
½ Tsp – Pure Vanilla Extract
Zest of 1 Lemon
Juice of Half a Lemon
Sugar Sprinkles for Decor
Note¹ – Feel free to use milk or dairy-free milk of your choice.
Note² – You can add more Honey if you prefer sweeter or add some stevia.
To create this Paleo Stoneberry Pie, you will want to find the freshest fruit you can around. The riper the fruit, the sweeter the pie. I prefer a sweeter pie, so I picked extra ripe stone fruits. They are much easier to pit while ripe, as well. As for blueberries, riper or even slightly wrinkled ones work very well for pie filling.
I actually prefer it because it has more flavor. I used small pie tins, but you can definitely make a full-sized pie out of it. I prefer hand pies/mini pies/portable pies because it has a more even filling and crust ratio. Not to mention, this crust is to die for. It dissolves in your mouth! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Let’s get started!
The Paleo Stoneberry Pie is actually very easy to make, probably one of my more simple recipes. In a saucepan, over medium heat, melt the ghee. Once the ghee is starting to get hot, toss in all of your ingredients. The stone fruits will produce plenty of liquid, so I did not have to add any water to the filling.
Allow the mixture to come to a boil. Once it starts to bubble, reduce it to medium and let the filling cook for 10-15 minutes until the fruits are soft. Once the filling thickens, remove it from the heat. If you are having issues with it thickening, you can add a slurry of cassava flour and bring it back to a boil. While your filling is cooking, let’s make the crust.
Preheat your oven to 375 ºF. The dough for the Paleo Stoneberry Pie is very simple to make. In a food processor, pulse together all your dry ingredients along with the ghee. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix until a dough is formed.
If your milk is cold and eggs are cold, you will have no need to chill the dough. Otherwise, chill the dough in the fridge for half an hour. Roll the dough one pie tin at a time.
I roll it between two pieces of parchment paper, about 1/8 an inch thick. Line the pie tin and make sure there are no holes in it. Put enough filling into the crust and cover with the upper crust. If you decide to use sprinkles, brush the top of the pies with a thin egg wash and sprinkle away. If not, you can use the egg wash to create a golden crust.
Once all pies are assembled, pop these pies into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. Once done, these babies are ready to be consumed. I can’t promise you that these will last very long in your household! There you have it, my Paleo Stoneberry Pie and until next time, eat up my friends!