Our Family’s favourite berry treats
OMA’S BLUEBERRY PEROGIES
1 1/2 cups (375 ml) milk
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup (125 ml) margarine, melted
4 cups (1000 ml) flour
2 tsp (10 ml) salt
Approx. 2 cups (500ml) blueberries
Mix first five ingredients together to form a soft dough. Roll out dough fairly thin and cut into circles. Place 3-4 blueberries in the center of each circle. Fold over and pinch edges together. Drop into boiling water and cook for 5-7 minutes. Serve warm with a little butter, sugar and cinnamon on top.
Makes about 3 dozen perogies
AMY’S RASPBERRY TARTS
1 package tart shells
4 cups fresh raspberries, divided
3/4 cups water
3 Tbsp cornstarch
1 cup sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
Bake tart shells according to instructions on the package. Fill cooled shells with fresh raspberries. Pour 1 cup raspberries in 3/4 cups water. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 3-4 minutes. Strain liquid to remove the seeds. Combine corn starch and sugar. Return raspberry juice to heat and slowly add cornstarch and sugar mixture into the liquid stirring continuously until thickened and clear. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and pour over berries. Chill thoroughly to set. Serve on its own or indulge and enjoy with a little whipping cream…you deserve it!
MIXED BERRY PIE
1 pie crust (top and bottom)
5 cups mixed berries
1/2 to 2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp finely grated lemon peel
Roll out pie dough and line a 9-inch pie plate with half the pastry.
In a large bowl combine the sugar and flour. Stir in berries and lemon peel. Gently toss berries until coated. If using frozen berries allow to partially thaw.
Transfer berry mixture to the pastry-lined pie plate. Place second piece of pastry on top, trim edges to fit plate and crimp edges together. Cut slits on top to allow steam to escape.
Bake at 375*F for 50-55 minutes (frozen fruit will take longer) until filling is bubbly and pastry is golden.
Recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book
SIGNATURE BLEND SMOOTHIE
1 cup Bergen Farms Signature Blend
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
Approx. 1/2 cup milk (more or less for desired consistency)
Honey or agave to taste
1 TBSP Protein powder (optional)
Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Enjoy for a quick breakfast, snack, or post workout boost.