Served this pie last night to 8 people and they all said it was definitely a keeper! I made a few minor changes to the recipe: used about 2 1/2 cups of fresh blackberries (enough to cover the bottom of crust), used Blackberry Fusion flavored gelatin instead of raspberry and no food coloring. Also I just rolled the (chilled) fresh blackberries in the 1/4 cup of white sugar and what the blackberries didn't absorb in the first 5 minutes I discarded.(With the blackberries already chilled there was no wait to finish assembling the pie.) Served the slices with whip cream (I used a carton of whipping cream and mixed in just enough powdered sugar to slightly sweeten it and 1 tsp. real vanilla. People asked when I would be making it again :)
Fresh Blackberry Pie
- 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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