Fortunately, I love blackberry pie and my Mom has the World’s best recipe which I am sharing with you, my closest personal friends. My Mom’s pies are the best in the world – bar none. I cannot share all of her secrets but this one is one of my favorite pies she makes:
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
5 cups fresh berries
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp butter
Heat oven to 425. Prepare (or buy) 10 inch pastry. Stir together sugar, flour and cinnamon. Mix together with berries. Turn berry mixture into pastry lined pan. Sprinkle with lemon juice and dot with butter. Cover with top crust which has slits cut in it. Seal and flute edges. Moisten fingers and dab on crust. Put butter dabs and sprinkle top with sugar. Bake 45-50 minutes until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust. Fight off everyone else in household to horde pie for self.
There are a few critical steps. in particular, you must cut the initial of the pie-type into the top (in addition to the “slits”). For example, the blackberry pie pictured here has a “BB” carved into the top-crust. Initially, Emily was not going to follow protocol on this pie. I informed her that without the initials, the pie should be dumped straight into the compost as it would have been rendered inedible.
Emily tells me I have a “pie problem”. I loved (and finished) the squash pie from a couple of days ago. I have blackberry pie on the brain. I chalk it all up to getting my winter weight on so I an be ready for hibernation!