Monday, July 05, 2010

Blackberry-Blueberry Pie

I haven't posted any garden or food-related entries in a while, so here's one. Yesterday, C and I harvested some of the many blackberries, and the few raspberries, that were ripe, and then, for the holiday, I made a blackberry-blueberry-raspberry pie.  I'd never made one of these before; in the past we've eaten the blackberries and blueberries for breakfast, used them in smoothies, made blackberry mojito sorbets, and so forth, but yesterday I thought, why not try a pie? I tried Mark Bittman's recipes for the crust and the filling from How to Cook Everything, and think it turned out well. C agrees! The blackberries were sufficiently tart that they paired well with the sweetness of the blueberries and the sugar in the recipe, and the buttery crust. Photos (all by C or I):

Harvesting the blackberries (on a ladder)
Putting them in the collecting cup
The blackberries and blueberries
The blackberries divided up
Making the dough and rolling it out
Putting it in the Pyrex pie pan
Pricking the crust
Adding the berry filling
Adding the top strips
The finished pie, before baking
Putting the pie in the oven

The finished pie, from above
The finished pie!


  1. that's OK. i see your beautimous kitchen in the background, and i'm taking bets there's no pie left. :-) i'm going to make a blueberry clafoutis tonight, and hope it turns out as scrumptious as your pie looks. Mmmmm!

  2. Mmmmm ... and my slice?

    Hope you're enjoying the summer!

  3. um, how well do you think one of those pies would ship...lots of bubblewrap, a little dry ice, maybe...just thinking it through. just thinking it through.