Recipe by Carlo Zaskorski
"Deluxe Blackberry Pie, nice and thick, made the old-fashioned way."
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1 1/4 cups
pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
In the past I've had problems getting my blackberry pies to thicken. I think it is because I use fresh berries, not frozen and they have more juice in them. This recipie take care of that nicely. The only problem is the large amount of spices mask the berry flavor. I plan to make it with just a little bit of lemon juice/zest.
OK, but bitter, next time I'll add more sugar
I had never made a pie before and this one was amazing!!! By blending and straining the berries, there were alot less seeds and the texture was nice and rich. I had lots of fresh blackberries from the farmers market. I took the pie to work and it disappeared!
I took some other people's advice and cut down on the spices just a little and I also added cloves, which made the pie taste wonderful.
I didn't have blackberry brandy so I used a little juice from a fruit cocktail cup. It was absolutely wonderful! Don't hesitate to make your pie this way.
This pie is very good when spices are reduced to
1/8 or 1/4 tsp of nutmeg
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
Love this recipe and have made it often. I replace the brandy with Lemon Juice and leave out the spices. Excellent pie, never left overs!!
This pie looks great and has a wonderful texture, but the spices are overwhelming. Even after cutting the nutmeg down to 1 teaspoon. It is like eating a mouthful of cinnamon. I had to throw out half of the pie. No one would finish it. I will make it again with little or no spices. I think it will be great that way.
Wow! I got rave reviews when I made two of these pies for two different Thanksgiving parties! I used all frozen berries (mostly blackberries, but a bag of mixed too) defrosted them, and pureed a cup of them.. that gave me plenty of "sauce" without taking away too many chunky berries in the pie.. to make it easier, I left the seeds in.. and it was still spectacular! I also left out all the spices, and used lemon juice for the brandy. A wonderful pie recipe, and it was only my first time making one.. but nobody could tell!
I reduced this recipe to make 2 blackberry tarts for Valentine's Day. They came out very well. Thanks for the recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Deluxe Blackberry Pie
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 139
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