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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Blackberry Pie

My awesome neighbor surprised me today with a bowl full of blackberries! Oh, so many choices! What should I make??? Well, I have plenty of jams that I've already canned, and several pounds of berries in the freezer, so pie it is!!

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I'm not a big fan of fruit pies. Mostly because I'm not a fan of pie crust. Weird, right? I know. I've never been accused of having normal tastes! That being said, I decided to try a lattice top. Please excuse how poorly it turned out! It was my first try, and I let Thing 4 help me with it. Yeah, we'll blame it on the kid. Sounds good to me! And since I don't really make fruit pies very often, I don't have a good recipe...just some guidance from my gut.

You'll need:
2 pie crusts (I cheat...Pillsbury does a great job making refrigerated pie crusts)
Berries to fill the pie
A few tablespoons of sugar
A little bit of flour
A few pats of butter
1 egg, or a bit of milk to brush on top of the pie

Place first pie crust on bottom of pie plate and push all the way down...but don't smash it into the pan!
In large bowl, carefully mix berries with a few tablespoons of sugar and a little bit of flour or cornstarch to thicken it up. Fill pie.
Add a few pats of butter to the top.
Either place second pie crust on top, or cut into strips and weave onto top.
Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the top shell with either an egg well beaten, or a bit of milk.

Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, then at 375 for 40 minutes.

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Allow to cool completely. Cut and serve!

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11 comments:

Ott, A. said...

The Lattice Pie crust is really pretty and flatters that pie nicely. p.s. did I read the word "can" in there?????

Jen said...

Yes, you did! I've been a canning fool! But don't worry...you'll be able to see all the posts in August. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Megan said...

I'm a firm believer that fruit and vegetables should not be a part of any dessert but I think your pie looks lovely!

Jerri said...

Great looking pie! I think I would have to cheat with the Pillsbury crust too!

Tanyia said...

looks yummy, I am like you, I do not really like pie crust either, and I always use pilsbury I never bother making my own, my poor Nana would roll over in her grave!

Diane said...

hmm yummy!

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Jacqueline said...

Looks so great. I thought I already commented. I followed you over from FMBT. I am your newest follower. Come over for my first giveaway.

followingsplendor said...

It looks wonderful! I grew up having a supply of blackberries in my back field. I miss them. My mom would make blackberry cobblers. Easier than a pie crust!

Tamar said...

Oh I love pies. looks yumm, thanks for the recipe!

got here from the Lady Blogger Tea Party. nice to meet,

Tamar
http://meditarenia.blogspot.com/

even-star said...

blackberries are almost ready here. Can't wait for pie!

Fab Find Foodie said...

LOVE your blog!! I'm your newest follower. :)

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