Blackberry Cream Pie

Blackberry Cream Pie is a fabulously sweet and tart summer pie in a flaky pie crust. It is wonderful served cold, warm, or at room temperature and is a delicious way to turn summer fresh blackberries into a dessert. This homemade pie is absolutely full of fresh fruit.

Blackberry Cream Pie

 

I didn’t like them much as a child, but as an adult, I adore fruit pies. This Blueberry Buttermilk Pie is one of my favorites.

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Blackberries, because they are so juicy and tart, make wonderful fruit pies.

Blackberry Cream Pie is both sweet and tart with lots of fresh blackberries

 

In addition to the tartness from the blackberries, you also get a little tartness from the sour cream that is added to the filling. But there is plenty of sugar to balance the tartness.

Blackberry Cream Pie in a flaky pie crust

 

My favorite part of this pie is the sugar/butter/breadcrumb mixture that gets sprinkled on top. It tastes divine.

The pie crust is a super flaky one made from shortening. But if you prefer a butter pie crust, you can make one of those instead. Or use a refrigerated pie crust if you don’t have the time to make a homemade one.

Blackberry Cream Pie with fresh blackberries

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Blackberry Cream Pie
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 5 mins
refrigerate pie crust
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
 

Blackberry Cream Pie is a fabulously sweet and tart summer pie in a flaky pie crust. It is wonderful served cold, warm, or at room temperature and is a delicious way to turn summer fresh blackberries into a dessert. 

Course: Dessert
Servings: 8
Ingredients
Pie Dough
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups shortening chilled
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons ice water
Pie Filling
  • 4 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fine, dry breadcrumbs
Instructions
  1. Make pie crust. Whisk flour and salt in a large bowl. Use a knife to cut shortening into chunks. Add to flour mixture and cut it in with a pastry blender or your fingers until there are no pieces larger than a pea.

  2. Whisk together egg, vinegar, and 4 tablespoons of water in a small bowl. Add to flour  and stir with a fork until a dough forms. Add another tablespoon of water, but only if dough will not hold together when you pick it up and squeeze it in your hands.

  3. Divide dough into 2 pieces and shape into discs. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 60 minutes to 24 hours.

  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured surface roll 1 piece of dough out to fit a 9-inch pie plate. Shape dough to fit pie plate, folding edges over and crimping the edges. Prick bottom and sides with a fork.

  5. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool.

  6. Place blackberries in pie crust.

  7. In a medium bowl, whisk together sour cream, 1 cup sugar, flour, salt, and egg. Pour mixtuer over blackberries.

  8. Place butter and 2 tablespoons sugar in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds. Stir to dissolve sugar. Stir in breadcrumbs and sprinkle mixture over pie.

  9. Bake for 45 minutes or until filling is set. Let cool completely before slicing.

Recipe adapted from Off the Eaten Path: On the Road Again

 

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2 thoughts on “Blackberry Cream Pie

  1. I also noticed that she did not give the directions for blind baking the crust. I am going to try this w/ blind baking the crust with pie weights.

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