How to Make a Blackberry Pie

By LeafTV Editor

How to Make a Blackberry Pie. Blackberry pie and warm summer days go hand in hand together. If you've ever been in a blackberry patch though, you know the bushes are full of stickers and you might even encounter a snake or two. Blackberry pie is so much easier to make with readily available supplies from the grocery store and you can still enjoy the same great flavor.

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Step 1

Make enough piecrust for a two-crust pie. Or you can use ready-to-use piecrusts from the refrigerated section in the grocery store or frozen piecrusts.

Step 2

Thaw the blackberries if you are using frozen berries. If you are using fresh blackberries, wash them well and drain as much water as possible from them.

Step 3

Mix the blackberries and sugar. Use a ratio of one part sugar to four parts blackberries. Stir together equal parts flour or cornstarch and water to use as a thickening agent. You need less than ¼ cup of this combination for most pies.

Step 4

Cook the berries and thickening mixture together in the pan until the juice begins to thicken. If you don't mind your pie a little bit runny you can skip this step.

Step 5

Pour the berries into the piecrust. Put small pieces of butter or margarine on top of the berries.

Step 6

Unfold the top piecrust on top of the blackberry mixture. Seal the edges of the crust. Make sure you poke holes in the top crust for steam to escape.

Step 7

Place the pie on a cookie sheet. No matter how big the pie pan, blackberry pie may drip. Bake the pie for about 30-45 minutes or until golden brown in a preheated 375-degree oven.