Blackberries are finally ripe here in the Pacific Northwest. I put my kids to work picking blackberries this weekend and we made individual blackberry pies. They remind me of those Hostess fruit pies (yum) but without the artificial flavors and hydrogenated oil. Give me good old fashioned natural ingredients any day!
Pre-made pie crusts (Pillsbury), 2 cups of blackberries, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon instant tapioca, 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract. If you like the tops brown, side aside an egg.
You'll also need a round cookie cutter or lid to use to cut the dough out, a fork to make indentations and extra granulated sugar to sprinkle on top. Use Flour (to de-stickify the pie crusts) and a cookie sheet and parchment paper for baking the pies.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Clean and pat blackberries dry
Gently mix blackberries with sugar, Tapioca, lemon juice, lemon zest, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Let ingredients mingle for about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, lightly flour a cutting board and gently unroll the pie crusts. Use round cookie cutter or large lid to cut out circles and place on parchment paper.
Spoon a small amount of blackberry mixture to one side of circle. Fold sides together and pinch closed.
Use fork to make indentations on side of pie, flip pie over and do the same on the back.
To make an egg wash (to get the top of your pies brown) mix an egg with a teaspoon of water.
Gently brush egg wash on pies and sprinkle sugar on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Makes 6 pies
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Carol ( Answer Is Chocolate) says
Oh yum! I have a ton of these that need picking in my back yard and this looks like the perfect way to use them!
Jessica @ Two Shades of Pink says
I want want of those right this instant!
Tonia @ The Gunny Sack says
Oh wow!! Can you mail me one? I live in the Midwest but I remember as a child visiting family in Washington state and going blueberry picking with them. That is when I fell in love with blueberries!!
YUMMMMMMM!!!! Those look and sound SO delicious Malia!
that looks delicious!
Maria Matter says
oh these look delicious Malia!!! TFS!
Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline says
These look and sound so delicious…and your presentation is impeccable as always!!!!….so very lovely to look at. : )
Jen @ Sunny Vanilla says
Looks devine! Such a creative idea :-)
Sü Smith says
Wow! Beauteeful *and* yummy! Looks soOooo good! :)
My dad used to love these in peach! And he loves blackberry cobbler, so I bet he’d love this in blackberry too! I’d like to invite you to link up at my Friday Favorites party!
Those look sooo good! I am such a huge fan of blackberries!
OH I think I am going to have to surprise my family with a batch of these for the weekend. Now I just need to figure out what fruit we have in the freezer… :)
(I am here for the first time and must say I am enjoying myself immensely!)
i’ve got a lot of blackberries that i need to use up, and this recipe looks perfect :D
Those look so good. We just picked tons of blackberries. I made 7 quarts of jam last weekend. Gotta try these:)
That’s awesome! I’ve never thought of making individual pies before, duh. My kids would love those!
Kimberly @ THE BROWN EYES HAVE IT
Yum! These sound delicious. I remember picking blackberries in my grandmother’s yard as a kid:)
Pam Holderman says
We have sooo many blackberries all along the back edge of our property just waiting to ripen… but the sun is now lower and I doubt they will ever make it… drat. looks delish!
Marita Marshall says
This recipe sounds delicious! could you use a any kind of fruit?