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Amuse Bouche: Blackberry Pie

fresh blackberries, blackberry pie recipe, picked
 I am surrounded by blackberry bushes in my neighborhood. On hot summer days they fill the apartment with a fragrant summer sweetness. When my friend Crystal suggested we go berry picking, little did we know there would be such a delicious result!
jovial flour, einkorn flour, baking, blackberry pie

blackberry pie, homemade, organic fruit

Pie crust:
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 tsp salt
1 to 3 tsp cold water
The easiest way to mix the dough is to pop all ingredients into a processor. Or you could chop the butter to bits, and then hand mix the mixture until it resembles large granules. Form into a ball, and pop in the fridge. You want to handle the dough as little as possible: the less the butter melts, the flakier the crust! After about 15-20 minutes remove the dough and roll out onto a floured surface. Roll out until about 1/8in thin (which is "bakery" for until it looks good) and line the pie pan.

For the filling:
Rinse the fruit
Mix in 1/2 cup of sugar, along with 2 tbsp cornstarch, or tapioca flour. Let sit for while your dough firms (about 30 min)

Bake at 425F for 35-45 minutes.


  1. I love making raspberry pie! But i will have to try blackberry next time :)

  2. This looks like a very easy one to make. Unfortunately, blackberries aren't very easily found here. The raspberries can be replaced with strawberries, I suppose. Will try doing that, thanks for the recipe :)
    BTW those pics are lovely and the pie looks super yummm :D

  3. I would drive totally crazy to have a slice of that blackberry pie, it looks awesome ! I bet it tastes like heaven <3

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  4. I'm not that into pie, but I am super into blackberries. Either way, your pie crust looks fab.

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  5. I've never made this before! Looks so good. I love summer treats.


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