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Chocolate Vinegar 3x Berry Pie

  • Author: Inspired by Butter and Scotch Bakery in Brooklyn
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: serves 8


This is a most unusual but delicious berry pie incorporating a touch of chocolate vinegar.



Pastry for 2 crust lattice pie

2 pounds of fresh berries (I used 1 pound of halved strawberries, 3/4 pound mulberries and 1 pint of raspberries)

3 tablespoons chocolate vinegar

8 basil leaves, shredded (use Thai basil if you have it)

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

pinch of salt


  1. Heat oven to 425F.
  2. Roll out half your pastry into a 12-inch circle and fit into a 9-inch pie plate leaving the dough that overhangs the pie plate in place.
  3. In large bowl, toss the berries with the vinegar and basil.
  4. Mix the sugar, cornstarch, black pepper and salt; sprinkle over the berries and toss again. Spoon into prepared pie crust.
  5. Roll out remaining dough into a 15-inch x 11-inch rectangle. Using a pizza wheel and a ruler, cut 1-inch strips and form the lattice top.  Trim the excess lattice ends. Fold the bottom crust up and over the lattice strips and crimp.
  6. Place the pie on a baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes or until lattice is golden brown.
  7. Reduce the heat to 375F. Continue baking for 40 minutes or until juices are bubbling.
  8. Cool completely. 
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 65 minutes
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pie, vinegar, berries, lattice crust, baking