Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Paula's Blackberry Pie

"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...


~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

When I was little, my dad owned some land that was filled with blackberries. We would go picking in the evenings and my mom would make the best pies and jams. You have me longing for those days right now.

mtnchild said...

Oh that looks sooo good!!! I love berries of any kind. I wonder if blackberry bushes will grow here at my place, 4500' elevation - and if I can keep the deer out of them, or the chickens ... ?

Brittany said...

That looks yummy!

Adrienne said...

OH yum!!! I've got to figure out something good for Storytime Stitches ... hmmmm - it just might have to be food because your pie looks so yummy!

Sweet P said...

Well, that's an interesting way to celebrate a story. I hope you have ice cream to enjoy with the pie.

Adrienne said...

Oh, I'm in big trouble now! I just saw a photo of someone's Cream Cheese brownies and I thought I could almost taste them! Now I stopped by to see you and you are sharing your pie - I think I CAN taste it. Time to make a blackberry pie, I'm afraid. Did you pick and freeze the berries last summer? Thanks for sharing. I'm off to the kitchen!

Stacey's Treasures said...

Yum, Yum, I want to get some berries planted this spring. We will have to build a fence around them so the deer don't eat them up.

Gigi said...

Oh gosh, that looks so good! We have blackberries in our yard but haven't had enough for a pie yet -- maybe this year and I'll use your recipe ;-).

Paige said...

Oh, how I love that story, and what a scrumptious looking pie!

HippieDog said...

Oh YUM! I will have to try this out :) I love the kittens mitten nursery rhyme you put with your darn sweet is that!