Thursday, August 25, 2011

See My Gallon-of-Berries Pie!

My Gallon-of-Berries Pie!

We’ve got blackberries - and lots of them! My sweet hubby went out picking this morning and I’ve been washing and freezing berries on cookie sheets to be put in freezer bags for later use. Well, I decided to use my new birthday pie dish (thanks, Karen!) and make a delicious blackberry pie, as well.

What I didn’t realize is how BIG a pie I was going to make! I knew the pie dish was large but thought it was just about twice the size of a regular pie pan. Wrong! It’s really more like triple the size! So here’s the result - a blackberry pie with about one gallon of berries.

Easy Blackberry Pie How-to
For those who’ve never made a blackberry pie, it’s really easy. For one regular size pie:
  1. Just toss ½ cup sugar and ½ cup flour with 4 cups blackberries.
  2. Line your pan with your favorite rolled crust and spoon in the filling.
  3. Put on the top crust, roll and pinch the edges, and then cut some vent holes in the center.
  4. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 15 minutes and then turn the heat to 375 degrees and bake another 20-25 minutes.

Tip: To avoid a mess in the bottom of your oven, put the pie pan on a cookie sheet.

Oh! And if you’re going to make a double or triple size pie like me, leave it in 2-3 times as long at 375 degrees. You’ll know it’s done when you can see the filling bubbling through the vent holes.

Now What?
Now the question here on the home front is: What on earth are two 50ish couples and a geriatric diabetic going to do with a gallon-of-berries pie?


  1. Wish we could come share it with you! sounds delicious!

  2. We wish you all could too, Wendy! Joel was hoping to get a blackberry-picking party going this year but it's not to be. So we'll just pick and freeze, pick and freeze, pick and freeze . . . When I see the price of blackberries in the store, I about faint! If I had to buy berries, I certainly wouldn't make such a BIG pie:)