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Blackberry Pie

July 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Blackberry Pie

Summers Bounty

It is the time to supply

While the sun is high

Summers bounty for a special treat

Berries baked in a pie for a flavor that cant be beat

I remember when we took a pale

Down to the alley to pick berries on a big scale

No price per pound

They were there to be found

It’s a memory that comes my way

As my pie bakes on a summers day

Ingredients Crust:

3 cups flour

1 ¼ cup shortening

1 egg yolk

1 T vinegar

8 T cold water

Ingredients Filling:

3- 18-ounce large container blackberries (5 cups)

¾-1 cup sugar

5 T cornstarch

Juice of 1 lemon

Ingredients Wash: (Optional)

1 egg

1 T sugar


Wash berries lightly and drain in colander.  Mix cornstarch and sugar with berries in a bowl.  Berries will start to release juice from the addition of the sugar. Preheat oven to 400.

Mix flour with shortening and crumble with your hands until resembles course meal. Add yolk, vinegar and ice water and mix with your hand until soft dough forms. Reserve a fistful of dough to decorate the top. Roll out the two halves with enough dough to drape over sides.  Place half dough in pie dish and place berries inside.  Top with other half and crimp edges closed.  Take the remaining dough and roll out making 4 -1/1/2 inch cookie cutter circles.  Cut the circles in half and arrange like leaves in the center of the pie.  Brush with wash.  Pierce the top randomly with a fork.  Bake for approximately one half hour and turn oven down to 350 for another 10 minutes to make sure the bottom of the pie is finished.

Separate a fistful of dough for decorating top and divide the remainder in half.  Roll out the two halves with enough dough to drape over the sides.

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  • beverly

    This looks great. I have never baked a pie, let alone made a crust, but I am going to try this. Wonderful post.

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