You may have guessed from this post and this one, that I really love blackberries. Lucky for me, they have been on sale for some really good prices lately! I decided that showing you how to make blackberry pie would be a great idea because making a fresh fruit pie is a special skill to have! When you work with blackberries you need to take extra care because they are a tender fruit.
I always precook my fruits for fruit pies because:
My mom always taught me to put 3 three slits in the top of the pie to let the steam escape. I usually do that, but sometimes I feel like getting a little fancy, so on this pie I only put one slit to leave room for a some decorations.
I used a straw to cut circles to form the blackberries. I used a little soft butter to stick them in place. Then, I used some of the reserved blackberry juice to add the color. I cut out the leaf and stem with a knife and just left them their natural color. Sprinkle the entire pie with sugar. It gives the top crust a little sweet crunch.
Here it is fresh out of the oven, juices bubbling! It is too hot to cut right now. As a fruit pie cools, the juices thicken, then when you slice it the fruit won't all spill out leaving parts of the pie fruitless. When it is just warm, you can slice it and serve it with ice cream.
The crust recipe is available here, or I will soon put it on the printables page. In our next post of the Pie Series, I will show you a picture of the blackberry pie sliced! We have a lot of great recipes to look forward to. I hope you are following along and planning to try some of them out.
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Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!