Blackberry Pie

When I was a kid, we lived on the edge of a forest full of blackberry bushes.  When they were ripe, we would pick buckets of them and my mom would make this pie.  This is a fail proof recipe that consistently makes a perfect pie.  And the dough is wonderful to work with.

Mix 4 C. of blackberries with 1  1/4 C. sugar (I use a bit less than 1 cup) and 1/3 C. flour.

For the crust:  Pulse 1  1/3  C. flour with 1 C. unsalted butter, 1 T. sugar, and 1 tsp. salt until crumbly.  Add 1/4 cup cold water and pulse until it comes together.  Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Split the dough in half and roll out 1 piece to fit your pie pan.

Fill it with the berry mixture and top with 2 pats of butter.

Roll the second piece of dough out to fit the top.  Fold it into fourths and lay it on top of the berries.

Unfold to cover the entire top.

Crimp the edges and put a slit in the top to allow the steam to escape.

If you have extra dough, use it to decorate the top of the pie.  Sprinkle it with sugar and place it on a cookie sheet and bake it at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, turn the oven down to 350 degrees and bake for 40 minutes longer or until you see the filling bubbling.

This is why you place it on a cookie sheet.  Let the pie cool completely before cutting.

This makes one scrumptious pie.

It takes me right back to my childhood.

Comments

Barbara F. said…
This is a very pretty pie, love the moon and star design on top. xo
Karin said…
very nice, and sounds so easy! I have to add thickener to my blackberry pies - maybe our blackberries are higher in water content here in the Pacific NW? It's a watery mess if I don't add thickener.....
Patty Woodland said…
I adore blackberries....
Yummy!
We have blackberry bushes here but the berries rarely ripe, frost comes early to this area. But bought ones are rather nice too and this I feel is an autumn pie, might as well make one this weekend since it is turning now :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.
Looks wonderful! I'm so happy to have this recipe because our blackberries are almost ready.
Guillaume said…
Oh I LOVE blackberries. They are the big craze here in England. I rarely had blackberries pies though.
laurie said…
oh what a beautiful pie,
luckybunny said…
Please send pie to Alaska. I'll send my mailing address. Don't worry about how it looks when it gets here, I'll eat it anyway.
Barb said…
I will defiantly try this pie!! Our wild blackberries are very plentiful in August. By the way, you are welcome any time!!!
Blackberries were an incredible luxury when I was a kid. I never ate many of them until about 10 years ago when they started showing up regularly in grocery stores due to better shipping. Now I can eat a whole pint by myself if I want. Have never had blackberry pie though . . . .
LindaG said…
I've saved this to give it a try. Thanks!
Ina in Alaska said…
Looks very good! Thanks for sharing your memories too. xo
Nellie said…
We have lots of blackberries on our property, and we have been picking them for a couple of weeks. Blackberry Pie is one of my husband's favorites! Both he and I remember blackberry picking as being an activity occurring nearing the 4th of July, but our berries will probably be gone by then.
TARYTERRE said…
I used to pick blackberries when I was a child too. My mom made jam. The pie looks scrumptious.