I can't even believe I'm sharing a recipe with y'all because as you can see from the title of this, I am NOT a cook. I am one of those people who eats out(or gets cooked for) just about every single meal. I don't really understand what went wrong in my gene pool, because every single woman in my entire family are all basically the best cooks ever. I can't pick a favorite, so we will leave it at that. My great grandma, Mema Knight, was the greatest cook on the planet but she is 90 now and her cooking days are unfortunately over. I will never forget the days at her house in Kentucky going out to her huge garden and helping her pick bucket after bucket of fresh blackberries, and ever since then they have always been my favorite!
Blackberry cobbler is probably my all time favorite (non-chocolate) dessert, so when I saw my friend, Dr. Aimee Lyst, shared a picture of her homemade fresh blackberry pie, I commented about how amazing it looked and that she should share her recipe. Thankfully she did.
I tend to ask people for recipes because I swear I have really good intentions on actually cooking, but it's rare that I ever do. To my surprise, this recipe didn't call for many ingredients and looked fairly easy, so I figured I'd give it a shot.
You will need:
9-inch pie plate or Round pan
4 cups of fresh blackberries
1 1/4 cups of sugar
1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon of salt
Pastry for double crust pie
Combine sugar, flour and salt. Add sugar mixture to blackberries, after washing them, and toss to coat fruit. (The mixture will stick to the blackberries then and turn to a glaze while baking). Fill a pastry-lined 9-inch pie plate with berry mixture. Adjust top crust. Seal and flute edge. Cover the edge of pie with foil. Bake in a 375° oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil; bake for 25 to 30 minutes more or until golden. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 8 servings. I have included a step by step visual guide as well below.
I decided to do a little design with the top of my pie crust and added a heart in the middle, something I've seen on Pinterest over the years, I'm sure. I know I won't be winning any pie decorating contests with my creation, but I was pretty proud of the way it turned out. Even more importantly, my sweetie pie was impressed. If you are looking for an easy and delicious dessert to make, I highly recommend this one. I felt so much more accomplished than when I make brownies from a box or use pre-made dough to make cookies. Move over Martha Stewart ;). Thanks so much to Aimee for sharing this simple recipe!
Thank you all, as always, for reading! XOXO- Amber