August 26, 2012

Blackberry Pie

I am such a bad blogger. Sheesh! I don't know what it is about sitting here and typing stuff lately. trying out this blogger app...

A few years ago I bought a thornless hybrid blackberry cane. The first year produced quite a lot of berries. The nex and current year has produced way more than we can eat! almost ;)
So I made pie. I bought this book called "Retro Pies" by Linda Everett. Just about every dish I've tried is good although I haven't tried any meat pies yet. And probably won't.
Instead of just a plain ole top crust with slits I dug out my boy's star wars cookie cutter set from williams-sonoma.
Was a huge hit!

APPLEGATE RIVER BLACKBERRY PIE

4 cups fresh blackberries, washed and sorted
3 tbsp flour
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cinnamon
Pastry for a 2 crust 9" pie
1 tbsp butter

Preheat oven to 450°
In a medium bowl, gently toss the berries with flour, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon. Line a pie pan with half of the pastry and spoon in the berry mixture. Dot with butter. Cover with a top crust, cutting a few slashes for steam. Bake for 15 minutes the. Reduce heat to 350° and bake for an additional 35-40 minutes.
Serves 6-8