Blackberry pie is one of those summer treats that burst with sweet berry flavor. And it’s probably one of the easiest berry pies to make on the planet. If you can score some fresh blackberries, you’ve got to make it. Though if you froze your bounty of berries, you can surprise your fellow rockers with a slice of this homemade blackberry pie recipe during the holiday season!
Best Blackberry Pie Recipe
Get a slice of the best blackberry pie while you can! This stuff is so good, if you blink, you’ll be left with just a pie dish and some crumbs.
Easy Blackberry Pie Recipe
Blackberry pie is easy because it only requires a few simple steps. You can handle that, right? Of course you can!
Homemade Blackberry Pie Ingredients
- Blackberries – Use fresh blackberries if you can (if not, use frozen black berries but thaw them and drain them first).
- Sugar – Bring out that berry sweetness.
- All-purpose flour – For thickening the filling.
- Lemon juice – Fresh squeezed to help bring out the freshness.
- Butter – Make sure it’s unsalted, cold, and cubed.
- Egg wash – You’ll make this with a tablespoon of water and one large egg.
- Coarse sugar – This will be the garnish for that extra sweet crispness on top.
- Pie crust – Use our homemade pie crust recipe (or cheat and have a store-bought one ready, but ours is made to rock and it’s easy to make too!)
How do you Make Blackberry Pie from Scratch?
To make this recipe for blackberry pie, start by getting your pie crust (the top and bottom) ready. We’ve got a handy video for that. When you’re ready to bake, get your oven preheated to 375F, and put your pie dough into the 9-inch pie dish. Mix the blackberries, sugar, flour, and lemon juice in a large bowl, making sure you crush some of those berries. Then pour this into your pie crust, dotting it with the cold butter cubes. Top it with the top layer of crust, crimping the edges down. Cut some vents in the top and bake for an hour or until golden brown on top with the fruity filling bubbling. Let it cool on a wire rack for at least 4 hours before you serve.
Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Blackberry Pie Every Time
- You can use frozen berries. Fresh blackberries are best, but if you’re craving black berry pie and those berries are out of season or your store is out of stock, frozen will work. They must be thawed and drained first though.
- Brush the crust with egg wash. This gives it that golden color.
- Have a pie shield ready. This will protect your crust from burning if your pie isn’t ready yet. You can also use aluminum foil if you don’t have a pie shield.
- A cookie sheet helps. Sometimes, fruit pies can bubble over, so avoid the mess by putting a cookie sheet underneath to catch anything that might spill over. Its a great trick when making this black berry pie recipe.
How to make blackberry pie?
Blackberry pie is made by mixing blackberries, sugar, flour, and lemon juice together, then pouring into a pie crust and topping with cubed butter. A top crust is added and cut for vents, then it bakes.
How do you prepare blackberries for pie?
Blackberries require little preparation. To ensure they taste their best in your pie, soak them overnight in a dish of salted water. In the morning, you can rinse and drain them ahead of putting them in your pie.
Can frozen blackberries be used in pies?
Yes, they most certainly can. While fresh is best, frozen berries can stand in when you can’t find the fresh ones. Make sure you thaw and drain them first.
How do you thicken blackberry pie filling?
For this blackberry pie, all-purpose flour does the trick expertly, making your filling rich and thick.
How do you thicken cooked blackberries?
If you are making a filling on the stovetop, you can add cornstarch. This will help the filling set up.
How to Cook Blackberry Pie?
Blackberry pie is all made in the oven for an easy pie that everyone will enjoy.
Should you blind bake a blackberry pie?
Blind baking is great for any fruit pie, especially berries. It keeps the filling from making it soggy on the bottom.
How Long do you bake Blackberry Pie?
At 375F, your blackberry pie will take about an hour to bake.
How do you know when blackberry pie is done?
With blackberry pie, you’ll see the crust is golden brown and the filling will start bubbling up around the vents.
Why is my blackberry pie runny?
If there’s too much liquid in the filling, it will be runny. This often happens when using frozen blackberries, so make sure you’ve thawed them and drained them well first.
How do you keep a blackberry pie from being runny?
Follow this recipe and your blackberry pie won’t be runny as the natural pectin in the blackberries along with the flour and sugar make it thicken while it bakes.
Will pie filling thicken as it cools?
Yes, as your blackberry pie cools, the filling with thicken up to a luscious texture.
What goes well with Blackberry Pie?
Blackberry pie is darn good on its own, but don’t skip out on that vanilla ice cream or whipped cream which are the only possible way to make something this rockin’ taste better.
How to store Blackberry Pie?
You’d better cover this one and put it in the fridge. It will be fine on the counter for the day you’ve made it, but in the fridge it will last longer.
How long does Blackberry Pie last?
You’ll have about 3 to 4 days to polish off this pie from your fridge, if you have any left!
Can you freeze Blackberry Pie?
Yes, and you know what else? It’s so hardcore that it will last for up to 6 months in there. So technically, you could make it in the summer with fresh berries and freeze it to surprise everyone for the holidays. But more likely, you’ll eat it well before then!
How to reheat Blackberry Pie?
If you put it in the oven at 250F for about 15 minutes, that should warm up your blackberry pie nicely.
Watch How To Make Blackberry Pie (Video)
Kulick's Blackberry Pie Recipe
- 2 pints fresh blackberries
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 homemade pie crust
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter (cold & cubed)
- Egg wash: 1 tbsp water + 1 large egg
- course sugar (garnish)
- Prepare 2 traditional pie crusts for the top and bottom of the pie and place 1 pie crust into a 9 inch pie plate. (Click here for video).
- Preheat the oven to 375F. Place a 12-inch round of pie dough into a 9 inch pie dish.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the blackberries, sugar, flour, and lemon juice, allowing a few berries to be crushed. Pour the filling into the pie crust and dot with the cubes of cold butter. Place the top crust over the berry filling. Press the edges of the dough together and crimp or flute. Cut 4 vents into the center of the top crust. Bake the pie for about an hour or until the crust is golden brown and the fruit is bubbling. Use a pie crust shield or aluminum foil to prevent the edges of the crust from browning too quickly. Allow the pie to cool on a wire rack for at least 4 hours before slicing and serving.