I love Wonder Woman. I grew up with Wonder Woman. As a child of the late '70s/early '80s, my Wonder Woman was Lynda Carter, and she was AWESOME!
I was obsessed with Wonder Woman. I wanted to be Wonder Woman! I still remember running around with my Wonder Woman licensed Underoos and an old yellow ribbon (it was my golden lasso of truth). I'd spend afternoons blasting around the yard in my invisible jet, fighting crime and spinning in circles, pretending to flash-change into my costume.
When I turned 4 I got a Wonder Woman swimsuit, and I wore that thing until it literally fell apart.
When I was 5 years old I actually met Wonder Woman. My sister had been invited to a birthday party where Wonder Woman and Strawberry Shortcake were entertainers, and when we picked my sister up, they were still there.
I remember how disappointed I was that I wasn't coincidentally wearing my Wonder Woman Underoos. Wonder Woman was very understanding and told me being Wonder Woman was more than just the costume ... it came from inside too.
Strawberry Shortcake tried to pass on wisdom as well, but I wasn't listening to her. To me, Wonder Woman was everything.
And now, finally, after all those years of waiting ... we're getting a feature film all about Wonder Woman! While my swimsuit might be long gone and those Underoos (thankfully) long retired, my heart races with excitement and anticipation as I count down the days.
To celebrate, I'm sharing with you all my Wonder Woman-inspired berry pie.
For this recipe you will need:
- 2 pre-made pie crusts (it helps if they're already in pie tins.)
- 1 cup mascarpone cheese, softened
- ½ cup whipping cream
- 3 tablespoons limoncello
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 medium lemon
- 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
You will also need:
- Mixing bowl
- Mixer with a whisk attachment
- Cookie sheet
- Wonder Woman logo printed out on paper
- Parchment paper
- Star cookie cutters
- Sharp knife
The first thing you want to do is print out your Wonder Woman logo and cut it out of paper.
While you do that, preheat your oven to 400F/204C.
Take one of your pre-made pies and, using your knife, carefully cut the stencil shape out of the dough.
Carefully cut out eight stars as well. Place your logo and stars on a piece of parchment paper on your cookie sheet. Bake your pie crust and cut out pie crust pieces for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Once it's baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool.
While your crust is cooling, it's time to make the filling.
First, grate the peel off your lemon, being careful to scrape off just the yellow outer skin. Try not to get too much of the white inner pith, as it's bitter. Save the rest of your lemon; you'll need it for the topping.
To make the filling, beat together your mascarpone, cream, limoncello, sugar, lemon peel and vanilla bean seeds in electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form.
Spoon your filling into your cooled pie shell and smooth the top.
Place your filled pie shell into the fridge while you make your topping.
To make the berry topping you will need:
- 2 pints raspberries
- 2 pints blueberries
- Your lemon from earlier
- 1 Tablespoon raspberry jam
- 1 Tablespoon blueberry jam
You will also need:
- Small pot (or two if you want to cook both the blueberries and raspberries at the same time)
- Small sieve
Wash and drain one pint of raspberries and place into a pot on your stove.
Cut your lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the pot. Add in the raspberry jam and bring the whole thing up to a simmer. Cook until your raspberries break down and turn into delicious mush (about 5-10 minutes).
In a separate pot, repeat the process with 1 pint of your blueberries.
When both sets of berries are fully cooked down, press each batch separately through your sieve to strain out skins and seeds, saving the juice in bowls.
When you are done with this process, you should have two bowls of berry juice, one raspberry and one blueberry. Place them into the fridge to cool down and gel.
Take your pie and carefully arrange your uncooked raspberries and blueberries on your pie, pressing them gently into the marscapone cream filling.
When you're satisfied with your berry placement, carefully spoon your cooled raspberry and blueberry gel over your berries, with your raspberry gel on your raspberries and your blueberry gel on your blueberries.
Next gently press your cut out pie crust Wonder Woman logo and stars onto the top of your pie, using the gel as adhesive.
Finally, step back and marvel in the awesomeness that is your Wonder Woman-inspired blueberry, raspberry and marscapone pie!
Mmm ... delicious!
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go online and shop for a Wonder Woman swimsuit. They make those in adult sizes now, right?