"Put on your mittens, you silly kittens
and you shall have some pie."
My Blackberry Pie was inspired for Story Time Stitches from the nursery rhyme "The Three Little Kittens" and also by the over-abundance of blackberry brambles that grow around our home. I used up the end of the blackberries that I had frozen from last fall and the pie was absolutely delicious. I wish you could have shared it with us, but like those silly little kittens, we gobbled it all up, along with Tillamook Vanilla Bean Ice Cream of course.
Paula's Blackberry Pie
Pie Crust Recipe of your choice
3 or 4 pints of ripe Blackberries, fresh or frozen
1-1/2 cups Sugar
1/4 cup Cornstarch
1 teaspoon grated Lemon Zest
2 tablespoons fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon unsalted Butter, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons Milk
Pre-heat oven to 425 degree's. Prepare a 9-inch pie plate with non-stick cooking spray and your bottom pie crust.
Toss together the blackberries, sugar, cornstarch, zest, lemon juice, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Pour into the crust, mounding in the middle and dot with the cut up butter.
Cover with your top pie crust, folding the overhand under and sealing and crimping with your fingers. Cut slits or decorative holes (I use a small cookie cutter) to let the steam escape while cooking. Brush the crust with melted butter and sprinkle liberally with sugar.
Bake for 20 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 375 and bake for an additional 35 minutes or until crust is golden brown and beautiful.
Serve warm with Vanilla Ice Cream.
Yummy! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do~
Don't forget to pop back in and see more Story Time Stitches creations this month, or join in yourself. A good story is a wonderful thing...