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Hard to believe that today is the last day of summer 2008.  I really have no idea where June went, much less July or August.  I want it to be June again when the honeysuckle blooms and the blackberries are ripe.  I want ONE more evening of sitting on the porch listening to the bluebirds.  Sigh.

In light of it being the last day of summer, I made a blackberry pie this weekend.  At least if I can’t physically be transported back to those days in June of picking the berries, I can at least remember it with the taste.  And, it is only fitting for a blog called Blackberry Pie to post a recipe for that particular item.

So, I don’t have a recipe for the filling.  Nope.  No can do.  What I can tell you is that you just have to play it by ear.  Because blackberries are tart, add either brown or white sugar.  I also add a bunch of cornstarch as thickener.  I also add some cinnamon, as well as ginger.  I always TASTE my filling to see if it is sweet enough.  I learned the hard way on my first blackberry pie that not enough sugar is a BAD thing.  So taste it!  If it isn’t sweet enough, add more sugar! 

My pie crust recipe is one my mom uses, and I personally think it is great.  It makes enough for one pie crust, top and bottom, depending on how think you roll the crust. 

Mom’s Pie Crust

  1. 4c. flour
  2. 1 tbsp. sugar
  3. 1 1/3 cup of shortening
  4. 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1/2 cup of cold water

Add flour and sugar together.  Cut in shortening.  When mixture resembles coarse meal, add in egg and vinegar.  Then add cold water.  Roll out per as desired.  Can be used for any fruit pie. 

Here is a pic of the pie going into the oven.  Now, you may notice that I have taken macaroni, rotini, in particular, and stuck it through the vent holes into the pie.  I do this to “suck” up the extra juices that are released when the pie is baked.  The macaroni actually swells after backing.  Rigatoni is the best one to use.  It also helps to prevent the dreaded runover into your oven.

I usually make our pie in a pottery pie dish that we got as a wedding gift.  The DH’s grandfather loved fruit pies, and the apple doesn’t fall from the tree.  (No pun intended!)  Hurry back summer.  I will be waiting!

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