Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Blackberry Pie

Ok, so I'm officially obsessed with berry picking and I had to take Grandma Kathy to the Berry Barn for some berry picking fun with the kids. We brought home our stash of blackberries and made a scrum-diddily-umptious pie. Nothing better than three generations baking together.

Is it weird that I love my mom's old sifter? It just says home and warmth and special times baking together.

Left over berries ready to go to the neighbors (or to the fridge)


After - Yum!

This recipe is pretty similar to the one from my mom's cookbook. We substituted blackberries for blueberries of course. This is from the Betty Crocker website.

2cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1teaspoon salt
2/3cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening
4to 6 tablespoons cold water
3/4cup sugar
1/2cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon, if desired
6cups blueberries
1tablespoon lemon juice
1tablespoon butter or margarine, if desired
1.In medium bowl, mix 2 cups flour and the salt. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost cleans side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons more water can be added if necessary).
2.Gather pastry into a ball. Divide in half; shape into 2 flattened rounds on lightly floured surface. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate about 45 minutes or until dough is firm and cold, yet pliable. This allows the shortening to become slightly firm, which helps make the baked pastry more flaky. If refrigerated longer, let pastry soften slightly before rolling.
3.Heat oven to 425°F. With floured rolling pin, roll one round into round 2 inches larger than upside-down 9-inch glass pie plate. Fold pastry into fourths; place in pie plate. Unfold and ease into plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side.
4.In large bowl, mix sugar, 1/2 cup flour and the cinnamon. Stir in blueberries. Spoon into pastry-lined pie plate. Sprinkle any remaining sugar mixture over blueberry mixture. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Cut butter into small pieces; sprinkle over blueberries. Cover with top pastry that has slits cut in it; seal and flute. Cover edge with 2- to 3-inch strip of foil to prevent excessive browning.
5.Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust, removing foil for last 15 minutes of baking. Cool on cooling rack at least 2 hours.


Katers said...

could you mail me some of that scrumptralescent yumminess? i wanna piece!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carol said...

It sure is berry season. I bet you could pick berries by taking a walk in the woods. I'm so glad that you get to bake with your mom.

Drew & Erica said...

ooh, how delicious. Jan & i made an apple pie while we were in minnesota, and i'm itching to try it on my own (the crust is so daunting).

Bonnie said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....if only I enjoyed baking...you make it LOOK and SOUND and TASTE (I'm imagining) so good and fun!!

Dan,Melissa & Caleb Barnett said...

you are an awesome blogger! i love your photos and what your write. it seems like you are having such a good time being a mom. love, mel