Blackberry pie is an annual tradition when our bushes start producing ripe
fruit. Flaky crust hides that amazing filling that is the perfect combination
of sweet fruit with just a hint of lemon.
This blackberry pie is loaded with bright berry
flavor. Make it with plump fresh berries or frozen berries, whichever you
have. Then make sure to have a scoop of vanilla ice cream ready. The combination
is unbelievably good!
When we moved into our house a few years ago, we knew we
were getting a couple of bonuses to go along with the house. The first
was a strawberry patch and the second was a stand of thornless blackberries.
We moved in September though, so we had no idea just how fruitful they
The first year we had soooo many strawberries.
We ate our fill and had plenty for the freezer.
The second year we had a little munchkin in the spring
time that was eating the strawberries as quickly as we could pick them.
Now we tend to use them up as we go, but occasionally have a few extra
for the freezer. They are great for winter time smoothies, purees and
The biggest surprise was the blackberries. There were a million
of them and they are HUGE!
This year I made a
blackberry shortcake cake, a
blackberry ice cream
blackberry crisp with them while they were fresh. Little Dude also ate a few
each day and we shared some with our neighbor kid.
He and Little Dude will eat them no matter how ripe or how
tart they are! It makes me pucker up just thinking about it!
The rest went to the freezer for winter baking, jams and
sauces. So I was excited to pull some out to make a pie.
It seems to be a tradition that we have at least one
blackberry pie each year now. I always add a bit of lemon to it too.
I just love lemon and berries together!
My little guy is always happy to help in the kitchen, so
we made a pie. MiMi brought over some
homemade ice cream
and we were all quite happy with our little taste of summer.
Of course you don’t have to make this with homegrown
blackberries. Any version of fresh or frozen blackberries will work.
This particular pie ran out of one of my vent holes a
bit, so it isn’t the prettiest pie we have ever had. It was certainly