May 052014
 May 5, 2014  family, food, recipes, Summer

Homemade Blackberry Pie {Backyard Barbecue Blog Hop} -

This post is part of the Backyard Barbecue Blog Hop.  For details and to link up your own posts, see details below.

Homemade Blackberry Pie {Backyard Barbecue Blog Hop} - Alldonemonkey.comFew 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

Lemon juice

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.

Homemade Blackberry Pie {Backyard Barbecue Blog Hop} -


Now it’s time to share how you are getting ready for warmer weather!


Backyard Barbecue Blog Hop 2014

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!


All Done Monkey
The Squishable Baby
Creative World of Varya
Discovering The World Through My Son’s Eyes
Twin Falls Mommy
In The Playroom
Slow Family
Adventures of Adam
Adventure in a Box
Planet Smarty Pants

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  9 Responses to “Homemade Blackberry Pie Recipe {Backyard Barbecue Blog Hop}”

  1. It’s not warm enough for a backyard BBQ yet but your pie look delish for when it warms up! Winter is lasting too long this year in Boston!!!

    • Thank you! Yes, the weather here is still making up its mind, but we’ve had enough warm days that we can at least believe summer is coming!

  2. How yummy does your pie look! Despite my lack of cooking skills I shall have a go at it! Thanks for sharing Backyard Blog Hop

    • Thank you! It’s super easy and how can you go wrong with berries and sugar??

  3. What a precious memory of berry picking! I grew up in the city so I’m envious! 😉 This pie looks absolutely delicious!

    • Thank you! We moved into an urban area when I was five, but I still remember those wonderful days in the country!

  4. That pie looks wonderful Leanna!! I hope it continues to warm up for you and that you have many delicious BBQs this summer!

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