BLACKBERRIES! Nature’s sure sign that Summer’s in the air…..with the abundance of blackberries in my area, it would be a sin if you didn’t make something with blackberries! Here is a simple, yet scrumptious recipe for Blackberry Pie…..
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 TBSP. butter, softened
4 cups blackberries, fresh or thawed completely, if frozen
2 Frozen premade 9-inch, deep dish pie crust; thawed
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Combine the sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt; toss in the blackberries. Fold the berries together with the flour/sugar mixture, being careful not to break the berries. Pour the berries into one of the thawed pie crusts. Dot evenly throughout with the softened butter. Using the other pie crust, loosen it from the baking pie pan and cover the berries completely encasing them.
Adjust the crust to fit and crimp the edges slightly; it doesn’t have to be perfect, this also gives the pie a rustic look. Beat an egg with a TBSP. of water and brush the top and edges of pie carefully. Cut decorative slits to allow steam to escape.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden. Remove the pie from oven and allow to cool completely!! DO NOT cut the pie right away as the juices will not have cooled off and thickened a bit.
Once the pie is completely cooled, cut into serving slices and serve it up with your favorite Vanilla ice cream…..NOM NOM!