Monday, August 9, 2010

Blackberry Pie No. 2

So this is the second pie I made from my great gathering of blackberries. I liked this one because the flavors were blended well and the filling was more stable.

Here’s what I have to say about No. 1 vs. No. 2.

No. 1 is perfect for when the berries are fresh and you are eating the pie right away. One bonus is the kitchen hardly gets heated up because you only have to quickly bake the shell, perfect for the hot summer when the berries are fresh.

No. 2 is perfect for saving in the freezer. The recipe has you make the filling and freeze it in the shape of your pie pan (I just love that). The filling takes 20 minutes to put together and nothing on the stove. You bake it from frozen for over an hour – perfect for those cold days when you need a memory of summer.

The original recipe is for blueberries. I’ve made it the original several times and people rave about it. The only substitutions I made for pie No. 2 were using blackberries and lemon juice (original calls for orange juice).

Berry Pie No. 2

This is a recipe from The Local Produce Party

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