Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fresh Blackberry Pie

This time of year, there's just not much better than a Fresh Blackberry Pie loaded with ripe, sweet, plump blackberries. I look forward to it every year. And for reasons that have mostly to do navigating what always seems to be a busy summer and a short blackberry season more years than not I don't make it.
But this year - the stars aligned and there's fresh blackberry pie! Hurray!!! Now the only problem is that one pie will probably not be enough... Oh well, it's super easy to make and I got extra berries. :) So what's the beauty of this pie? 

1) The only thing you bake is the crust. 2) The berries aren't baked so they don't have that cloying gummy sweet aspect most blackberry pies do. 3)Those luscious berries are held together with a nice light sweet binding that comes together with the berries and the crispness of the sweet crust for a heady taste of summer on your fork. 

Feeling inspired? Here's the recipe, it'll be done and chilling in less than 45 minutes:

Sweet Pie Crust:
Makes one 9 inch crust  

1 cup  flour
1/2 cup  margarine
1/4 cup  powdered sugar
1/4 cup  walnuts, chopped
Mix crust and pat into a pie pan. Do not turn over edges of pan. Bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes, then cool.

Fresh Berry Pie:
1 Sweet Pie Crust
3 Tbs  cornstarch
1 cup  sugar
1 cup  water
2 Tbs  corn syrup, light
3 Tbs  black cherry jello, regular (not sugarfree)
4 cups  blackberries, fresh

Cook until thick cornstarch, sugar, water. Add cornsyrup and jello. Cool to luke warm. Place berries on bottom of pie plate on crust. Pour 1/2 of jello mixture over. Place remainder of berries in the pie pan. Pour remainder of jello mixture over the top of berries. Refridgerate 4 hours or overnight. 

You can substitute strawberries and strawberry jello or whatever berry/fruit you'd like by pairing it with the appropriate jello flavor.


  1. yummie
    loved picking blackberries in Ireland as a boy.
    I have a blog with funny dog pics for you to hopefully enjoy,

  2. Love the recipe for Blackberry pie, which is one of my favorite pies.

    And Welcome to the Ragu family on Twitter. I have a blackberry bush that blooms every year in California with some of the sweetest berries. Yum!! I will tweet this fav in a few minutes.

    Big Tony Ragu