This was definitely a beautiful pie and it sliced great while holding together. I was hoping for a more 'natural' pie without the added gelatin and food coloring. I could have left out the food coloring though and probably wouldn't have been able to tell a difference. It tasted good but I think there is probably a better blackberry pie out there.
Fresh Blackberry Pie
Though this blackberry pie should be assembled and served the same day, you can get a head start by combining the berries and sugar and chilling them the night before.
Yield: Makes 8 servings
- 1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries
- 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
- 1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (3-ounce) package raspberry gelatin
- 4 drops blue liquid food coloring
- Sweetened whipped cream (optional)
- Gently toss berries and 1/4 cup sugar in a large bowl; cover and chill 8 hours. Drain.
- Fit piecrust into a 9-inch pieplate according to package directions; fold edges under, and crimp. Prick bottom and sides of piecrust with a fork.
- Bake at 450° for 7 to 9 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Stir together cornstarch and remaining 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan; slowly whisk in 1 1/4 cups water and vanilla. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 7 to 8 minutes or until mixture thickens.
- Stir together raspberry gelatin and blue liquid food coloring in a small bowl; whisk into the warm cornstarch mixture.
- Spoon blackberries into piecrust. Pour glaze evenly over berries, pressing down gently with a spoon to be sure all berries are coated. Chill 2 1/2 hours. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.
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