Thursday, March 15, 2012

Blackberry Pie

My family loves pie.  Once again, I find myself dreaming of Summer. For my daughters 16th birthday she wanted to take a group of friends to Santa Cruz and spend a couple of day, berry picking and playing in the ocean.  We love the Summer when all the fruit is in season and we can jam and make cobblers and pies.  We froze a bunch of berries for use during the winter. When we run out we use the frozen ones from the grocery store.
Here is what you need.
Start by using Grandma's Pie crust.  Combine Sugar, Flour, Cinnamon and berries in a large bowl
Vent the bottom of the crust with a fork.
Roll out a top crust and cover the pie filling
Add water between the two crust and trim off excess crust.  Crimp with your fingers to seal the two crusts together

Vent the top crust.  I like to make smiley faces on my pies.  Pies need to be happy!
Bake for 35-40 minutes until the crust are done and not doughy looking.  Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and let cool.  I like to let them sit for several hours.  Don't forget to use the cinnamon!  
It is what makes a wonderful pie.

Black Berry Pie 
 (recipe by
4 Cups Berries Fresh 2 Bags of Frozen
2/3-1 Cup Sugar (for tart berries go to 1 cup)
¼ Cup Flour (If using frozen berries ½ Cup Flour)
½ tsp Cinnamon

Line a 9 inch pie plate with bottom crust.  Vent bottom crust with a fork.  Combine sugar, flour and spices.  Mix lightly with berries.  Heap into pie shell add top crust.  Vent top crust
 Bake for 35-40 Minutes at 350 degrees.  Sprinkle the top of pie with Cinnamon Sugar

Cinnamon Sugar
1/4 Cup Sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

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