This year's blackberry crop has been amazing! I've canned plenty of blackberry jam, put quarts and quarts in the freezer, given some away, baked cobblers and pies, and we're still picking blackberries!
Blackberry picking will always hold a special place in my heart. As a child, I would walk the railroad tracks in Menfro (our little hometown) and pick blackberries with my Grandma Bea. She loved picking blackberries! And she loved baking blackberry pies!
Being a grandma myself now, I love picking blackberries and I love baking blackberry pie (of course, I love eating blackberry pie too!)! Perhaps those childhood memories are the reason behind my love of these summertime berries and I hope to pass a little of that happiness on to my grandchildren.
This blackberry pie recipe is easy and so delicious you'll enjoy making it almost as much as eating it!
4-5 cups blackberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup white sugar
2 Tbsp milk
1/4 cup white sugar
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix flour and 1/2 cup sugar in bowl. Add 3 1/2 to 4 cups blackberries and stir. Spoon the blackberry mixture into pie crust. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 to 1 cup berries on top of the mixture. Cover with another whole pie crust or cut pie crust into strips to make a lattice top. Brush top crust with milk and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Bake 15 minutes then reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees and bake another 20 minutes. The crust will be a light golden brown when finished.
Can't you just taste it? My Farmer sure was happy to see two of these delights cooling on the kitchen counter when he came in from the fields! One for our family and one to share with the neighbors!
P.S. If you have any extra crust dough left make a simpler version of Blatz Kuchen (a German sweet treat)! Just roll the dough out and place on a cookie sheet and cut into strips. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and bake for about 5-8 minutes until light golden brown. My children and grandchildren love this easy little treat and even the Farmer will take a bite or two as he waits patiently for the pie to bake.