This is by far the most search for recipe on my blog. And I can’t blame anyone for that. It is the best pie! Hands down, there is no other pie on the planet that is as tasty as this Razzleberry Pie. You might need to make these today, or tomorrow, but trust me, it is a necessary part of Thanksgiving. I made them earlier this week and from start to finish it took me a little over an hour to make 5 pies. Clean up may have taken a little longer thanks to a cute little 17 month old baby girl, who loves to get into everything, but I’m not counting that time.
Last June 15th, to be exact, we had Elder Bednar from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints visit our little neck of the woods to reorganize our stake. What that is, is the restructuring and calling of new leaders for our church. We had lots of time with him over the next 3 days. (Here’s a link to some of those details.) But one moment that made me smile was all related to this pie. A few weeks earlier James was talking to the man who had been asked to cater a meal for the Apostle, and a few other church leaders. He had the menu planned but didn’t quite know what to fix for dessert. James immediately told the man that he knew what Elder Bednar’s favorite dessert was and that I would make a bunch of pies for the dinner. James then called and told me what he had committed me to:) Bless his heart! Actually I had a few of these Razzleberry Pies in the freezer so it wasn’t a big deal at all. I took the beautiful pies to the church and that was that. I didn’t expect to hear anything, but I was pleasantly surprised the next morning.
Sunday morning James and I had a meeting with the rest of the new Stake Presidency and their wives and Elder Bednar, his wife, and a few other wonderful people. There were 12 of us total. As Elder Bednar was walking into the room, he and another gentleman were talking about the dinner they had eaten the night before. His comment to the other man went something like this. “I think I could have eaten just that berry pie and raspberry jam and rolls and been perfectly content.” He was talking about my pie!!! I wanted to jump up and down and say, “I Made That Pie Just For You!!” But I didn’t, but James’ and I passed a smile that said it all.
It really is a wonderful pie. I hope you enjoy! (I hope you have gobs of turkey too:) It’s the most wonderful time of the year! as Emma would say! Loves and Kisses!!