April 28th—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
As we get ready to head into summer, we've been thinking quite a bit about the fruits that more or less define summer - berries! They're sweet, they're tart, they're juicy. And we've been quite pleased to discover that all of those attributes actually improve when you cook them. Especially when they're cooked into Trader Joe's Berry Pie, a pie that makes the most of its berry beginnings to become one of the very best berry pies in the history of pie. (Yes, we know, not exactly humble pie, but taste it; you'll see.)
Since we try to keep our fresh baked pies as fresh as possible, recipes may vary slightly by region. We thought about detailing all of the berry blend iterations that you might discover in the flaky, crumbly, buttery crust, but the list got quite lengthy. Suffice it to say, you will discover a beautiful blend that may contain three or more of the following: raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, cranberries marionberries and/or cherries -- not technically berries, we know, but they taste so good, and they get along beautifully with the berries, so we had to throw them into the mix. And
This pie really calls out for the á la mode treatment - as much as we love pie on its own, we know we're not the only ones who love it even more with ice cream. And speaking of ice cream, it's a universal truth that warm pie is the best ice cream partner, so go ahead and heat this baby in a 350º oven for a few minutes before serving.
The pies are crafted just for us and delivered to our stores seven days a week. Did we mention that each Trader Joe's Ultimate Berry Pie - available in our Western U.S. stores, including Texas - comes in at a whopping 24 ounces and costs a mere $7.49* and Trader Joe's Quintessential Berry Crumb Pie (featuring a mouthwatering crumb topping) - available in our Midwest, Southeast, and Eastern Seaboard stores - comes in at a perfect 22 ounces for just $6.99*? Freshly baked, great tasting pies of this quality retail for more than ten dollars in some stores and bakeshops – we've tasted theirs, and we think ours is better. We think you will, too! You'll find it in our bakery section.
*Ounces, price and availability may vary by region. Currently Trader Joe's Berry Pies are $6.99-$7.49 in our stores.