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Few things evoke childhood summers for me like berry picking. As kids we picked blackberries in the hills behind our house in rural North Carolina , and years later we found them by the side of the road by our grandparents’ cottage in West Virginia.
Now, I am continuing that tradition with my own family, driving up to the foothills of Northern California to a small, family-owned farm to find juicy blackberries waiting for us on row upon row of towering bushes.
Part of that tradition, of course, is devouring as many fresh berries as your stomach can hold, but we also manage to save quite a few to make one of the most anticipated treats of the summer: homemade blackberry pie.
Over the years I have tinkered with recipes I have found online in order to craft the one shared below. It is sweet, but not to the point of overwhelming the real star of the show: the blackberries themselves.
So whether you find your berries growing wild, or at the Farmer’s Market, or in your grocery store, I hope you enjoy making them into this delicious pie.
Homemade Blackberry Pie
(Adapted principally from an Old-Fashioned Strawberry Pie recipe from Allrecipes)
2 (9 inch) unbaked pie crusts
3/4 c sugar
1/3 c flour
1/2 t cinnamon
6-7 c fresh blackberries
2 T butter or margarine
1. Preheat over to 425 degrees.
2. Mix together sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Stir gently into the berries, adding lemon juice as you stir.
3. Pour filling into one pie crust. Dot with butter or margarine. Cover with top crust. Make slits in the top to let steam escape, and seal the edges.
4. Back for 30 minutes, or until crust is slightly browned.
Now it’s time to share how you are getting ready for warmer weather!
Welcome to our Second Annual Backyard Barbecue Blog Hop! I am so excited to be joining with my blogger friends to create a collection of fabulous ideas for family fun this summer.
Be sure to visit all of our co-hosts to see their amazing posts and be sure to share yours at the end!
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Now your turn: