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Lattice Top Blackberry Pie #BakingBloggers

Fresh flavors of summer berries explode with wholesome goodness in this delicious country style fresh blackberry lattice top pie.
Lattice Top Blackberry Pie

Lattice Top  Blackberry  Pie

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Lattice Top Blackberry Pie

My recipe of the day is for lattice top blackberry pie which I am posting with the Baking Bloggers group. Each month we get together and post on a topic which has been voted on and for this month the winner was for recipes using summer berries (of any type).

If you are a blogger and would like to join in the fun, we’d love to have you post along- just join us at our Facebook Group: Baking Bloggers. Just be  sure to list your blog name, since it is a planning group and not  for fans (who can instead follow us on social media by searching for the tag  #BakingBloggers).

Lattice Top Blackberry Pie

I  don’t  know if  I mentioned it before but (and I probably have since I am known to run my mouth about food  and  cooking 25 hours a day!) but did you know my very favorite pie  in  the whole wide world is blackberry pie? Well, YEAH!

It reminds me  of so many  things, not to mention  deliciousness  and summertime.

Life is Full  of  the Berriest Things

As long as I can recall, blackberries have been an integral part of my life.When  I was small, my mom and dad would drive us down past the levee to the Mississippi river where the family would forage for wild blackberries. Since I was little   I would probably only gather a handful or two until I would get stuck by a thorn and quit.

My brothers weren’t much interested in  picking and would wander towards the water, leaving my  dad to head them off so they didn’t decide to take a dip.

Growing up by the Mississippi

You see, Old Man river is not fit  for  swimmin’- not to mention it is muddy,  deep, and  wide, but it has a hella’ undercurrent. You can literally  watch the water roll  like boiling water in a pot, and felled tree logs floating in  the current will be there one moment and disappear the next.

Lots of  things would get carried by  the  current after flood waters receded. My mom was the lucky  one to find rather large geodes washed out from somewhere  upstream. Those are pretty much petrified dino-doo which over millennia,   crystallize and form   huge rocks of amethyst. But as fortune goes, so does  misfortune- the family moved a  few years  later  and  forgot to bring her geodes  from the garden and when she went to get them,  someone had already taken them.

Raised by the River

Years later as a teen,  Mom and Dad bought an  old farmhouse closer to the river where there was nothing beyond some railroad tracks except land owned by Phillips Petroleum,  who ran barges on the river. The train tracks were long since abandoned, but were perfect for wild blackberries, that we would pick each summer until we tired of it.

A Love of all things Blackberry!

Some of my  early favorites were making cobbler with  them to serve  with ice cream.  But being simple,  sometimes I just like them freshly picked in a bowl  with a splash of heavy cream. It was a perfect quick breakfast for me.

Pie for Today! (And Everyday!)

My recipe today is a simple lattice top pie,  which you make by rolling out your crust and them using a pastry cutter to cut the dough into  strips. Putting the strips onto  the pie,  and pressing down one edge, you weave and intertwine them pulling back a strip to  let the opposing strip go under. And then running it over, and under again.

In some ways it reminds  me of when I was a kid and I  had a plastic loom with the loops and would weave those into things like potholders for my Mom. It was the first thing I was really crafty at!

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Lattice Top Blackberry Pie

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackberry, fruit pie, pie
Author: Sue Lau

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons quick cooking tapioca
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 20-24 ounces pie dough prepared
  • 2-4 tablespoons coarse sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Roll out pie dough and line a deep dish pie plate; keep the rest chilled while prepping the berries.
  • Toss the berries with the orange juice and then the flour to coat.
  • Add tapioca and sugar to berries and lightly toss again and then place in the bottom crust.
  • Top the berries with strips of pie pastry, interweaving it into a lattice top crust and pinching the ends to the bottom crust. Top the rim with more strips and press again, and pinch to flute the edges of the pie.
  • Brush the top of the latticework with milk and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, with the edges of the pie shielded with foil strips.
  • Remove the foil and bake 25-35 minutes more or until crust is browned and filling is bubbly.

Lattice Top Blackberry Pie

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7 responses

  1. My grandmother used to love having pie for breakfast, it was the best part of spending the night at her house. This pie immediately brought back fond memories. I would love a piece right now with my coffee.

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  4. That looks and sounds good, and there is something almost soul satisfying about making a dish from food that you’ve picked or foraged. I’m always amazed at people who can do the lattice top on a pie, and one of these days, I’m going to try my hand at it.

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