Was outside picking blackberries today. Only a handful were ripe but they were oh so sweet!! I am so lucky to have a husband that planted blackberry bushes for me a few years back – they are now starting to produce. May have enough this year to make a pie (Recipe to follow). I’m not a great pie crust maker so I strongly advocate the use of the refrigerated pie crusts or the frozen ones already in the pie pan!! This pie is so very simple and so very good. Make a trip to the farmers market this week and find some blackberries to make this old fashioned pie.
Kumama’s Old Fashioned Blackberry Pie
1 quart fresh sweet blackberries, washed & drained
1 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Crust for pie- top and bottom- store bought just fine
1 tablespoon butter (not margarine)
Mix sugar, salt, and flour. Mix flour combo with berries. Fill pastry lined pie pan with berry mixture. Dot with butter. Place top crust place carefully over filling and seal edges . Cut 3 or 4 small holes/slits in the top of pie crust to allow steam to escape. Bake in a preheated 450° oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° and bake 25 minutes longer or until crust golden brown and berry filling bubbling around the slits and edges.
Serves 6 to 8.