Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Berry Sweet

This purple stained thumb......is from picking lots of these: Blackberries are in season here, which means lots of fresh grown yumminess without having to actually grow things:) My thumbs are much better at being purple than they are at being green!
So we grabbed a big bowl...
... and headed down our little road...
...to search for berries!
Some of us got a little distracted by rocks and bugs.
But we still came home with a big bowl of yumminess...
...that was quickly turned into a pie!
I used this recipe:
1 (15 ounce) package pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
4 cups fresh blackberries
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter
Directions
1.Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a 9 inch deep dish pie pan with one of the crusts.
2.Place the blackberries in a large bowl. Stir together the sugar, flour, and salt. Sprinkle over the berries, and toss to coat. Pour into the pie crust. Dot with butter. Place the other pie crust over the top, and secure to the bottom crust by pressing with a fork, or fluting with your fingers. Cut a design in the top crust with a sharp knife to vent steam.
3.Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until the top crust is browned. Let cool to almost room temperature before serving to allow the filling to set.
...and it turned out SUPER yummy!
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P.S. Brownie points for Cindy and {my IRL friend} Ashley for guessing that the purple stained thumb was from berry picking:)


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26 comments:

Nichol said...

Yum! Cannnot wait to go berry picking! I'm actually making sugar free jam this year for me...and of course regular for everyone else:)

A.Rhodes said...

I love blackberry season here...I have anawesome recipe for blackberry-apple pie and I make it every year along with blackberry jam. Always freeze some of the blackberries so I can make the pie during the winter, its my favorite....Your kiddos are adorable!

Ruth said...

Oh it looks like they had a great time and the pie looks yummy!! Strawberry season is right around the corner here, I can't wait to get to pick fresh berries again!

Lyndsay said...

Yummy! My son had has first blackberry this weekend and he ate and ate and ate!! I will have to try this recipe, it sounds wonderful.

Kmama said...

Oooh, that pie looks amazing!! I want some now. ;-)

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Wow, blackberry season already? Oh, wait, that's right, we live in the land of rain and cold ;) We love picking blackberries too {in August}, and that pie looks DELISH!

Myya said...

Mmmmm, that looks soooo yummy! We used to have some great blackberry bushes at the very egde of our property line but hubby got a little too handy with the lawnmower one day & the neighbor on the other side let his goats loose. insert sad face here! Oh well... my Brother in Law is a farmer & some of his crops include marionberries, blackberries & raspberries so I guess I can't complain cuz I get my fill every year. It's almost time... YUMMY!

Alicia said...

YUm!!!!!! Send some my way!! I love pie! I remember picking blackberries somewhere when I was little, and they were soooooo delicious!!!

Love little Eli!

Ruth said...

Looks like fun!!! What a great treat to have after picking the yummy berries.

Ruth

{Kimber} said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm yummy!!

cute pics

Natalie Catherine said...

wow this post makes me want to go berry picking so bad!! used to do it all the time when we were kids. i'll have to see what we have around here! from one supermama to another...great blog!!

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh my word how fun berry picking and then pie making. YUM

Melissa said...

I love the distracted picture - so typical...

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Can you save a slice for me? ;)

Kids are distracted by the funniest things!!

Carrie said...

that pie looks delicious! How fun that you can just take a fun little walk down the road and go berry picking! Cute pictures! {bugs and rocks are always interesting!}

The Bartlett Family said...

YUM!!!! I love blackberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream. Welp, I know what Im doing this weekend! =)

Angie S said...

OMG the pic of ELI is PRESH!!! I love it :))

Foursons said...

I adore the picture of Eli too. Soo cute and so boy.

And yummy blackberries freshly picked! I have to buy mine in the store.

Bridget said...

Oh wow, that pie looks so good! When I was a little girl, a next door neighbor would gather up the kids in the neighborhood and we would pick blackberries. When we were done, she would rinse them and put some milk and sugar on it and let us all eat it under her shade tree. Thanks for bringing back that fond memory!!

It looks like your boys had such a great time!!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

how fun! i wish our street was complete with berries! the pie looks amazing. i love love love cobbler with vanilla ice cream!

Cindy @ This Adventure, Our Life said...

I thought that is what it was :) The pictures are adorable!! The dessert, yummy!!

Cheryl@scrapaddict4sure said...

oh my god I haven't picked black berries since..
well let's just say it' been a while
boy did this bring back a good memory
(hopping by from Someday crafts if you get a moment stop by and check me out!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Great pictures! That pie looks so good!

Tamber said...

That looks so delicious. I want to eat it right now for breakfast. I found you at Remodelaholic link party.
Tamber
http://colorfulcravings.blogspot.com/

Kelli said...

Yum! If that pie is like your cookies it's a winner.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I love this. How fun and oh the memories. Good old fashioned fun.

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