Recipe: Blackberry Pie

Change of plans! Instead of posting on The Lovely Cupboard,
here’s something yummy for you to try out this weekend.
When we came home from our honeymoon I was thrilled to see our young blackberry bush drooping with the weight of large luscious berries. Indeed my first morning back I picked some for breakfast. But with so many berries begging to be picked, breakfasts weren’t enough. Blackberry pie was in order.

I googled a recipe and was happy to find one from all recipes that didn’t require several ingredients. Simplicity is key in this pie recipe.

Ingredients

Makes One 9″ pie
Serves 6-8

Pie Crust
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, chilled and diced
1/4 cup ice water

Blackberry Filling
4 cups fresh blackberries
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp white sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons milk

Method

Prep Time: 30 minutes (plus 4hrs – overnight chill time)
Cook Time: 40 minutes

Step #1: Combine flour and salt then cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. One tablespoon at a time stir in the water until it forms a ball. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
Step #2: After refrigeration let dough stand 10min to thaw. Roll it out to fit a 9 inch pie plate with just as much extra left over for the top crust. Place crust in pie plate and press dough evenly into the bottom and sides.
Step #3: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Step #4: Combine 3 1/2 cups berries with 1/2C sugar and the flour. Spoon the mixture into your unbaked pie shell. Spread the remaining 1/2 cup berries on top of the sweetened berries.
Step #5:To get a lattice top as I made (for the first time!) I found these instructions incredibly helpful.
Step #6: Brush the top with milk and sprinkle with remaining sugar.
Step #7: Bake for 15 minutes then reduce the temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes, or until the filling is bubbly and the crust is golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

Click for original pie crust and pie filling recipes


I don’t know about you but baking a pie reminds me how close autumn is, and that gets me a little excited.

What local berries do you have right now that might
tempt you into making a pie?

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Comment (2)

  1. Wavatar Leigh says:

    Oh this looks so incredibly delicious! And I am dying to use my new pie dish!

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