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Friday, September 4, 2009

Flashback and Foodie Friday ~MawMaw's Blackberry Pie



After a weeks hiatus, Flashback Friday has returned! This week I flashback to a recipe and a memory.....my MawMaw Nezat's Blackberry pie. My family was here last week and the blackberries were abundant, so I thought it was a perfect time to bake a pie with my Mom...one that her Mom made very well. My grandmother was a great cook, baker and candy maker and she made many things I loved, but for some reason blackberry pie stands out as a favorite. Her recipe is no different than thousands of others you might find on the internet, but there's a reason an old standby recipe like this is still around! There's no reason to mess with perfection! Can I also add that I LOVED baking this with my Momma :-)




Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 cups fresh blackberries
1 1/2 tbsp butter

Directions:

Mix sugar,flour & cinnamon. Sprinkle 2tbsp of mixture inside the pastry bottom. Mix rest lightly with the blackberries & pour into pastry. Dot with butter. Cover pie with lattice crust & sprinkle strips lightly with sugar and then with cinnamon. Bake 35-45 minutes in preheated 425 degree oven.

Pie Crust

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups shortening
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 egg (well beaten)
5 tbsp cold water
1 tbsp vinegar

Directions:

Cut shortening into flour & salt. Combine egg, water & vinegar. Pour liguid into flour mixture all at once. Blend with a spoon just until flour is all moistened. Form into 4 portions.

Makes 2 double crusts

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11 comments:

Mary said...

What a beautiful pie. The color is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

heartnsoulcooking said...

WHAT!!! a YUMMY!!! and BEAUTIFUL!!!! looks pie. Geri

Dishesdone said...

Glad your back, Suzy, and with a bang! That pie looks fantastic! Nice you and your mom spent time baking together! I know you had an amazing time with your family, we missed you!

♥peachkins♥ said...

The pie looks gorgeous. I miss droppin' by your blog...

Cynthia said...

The blackberry pie is just lovely and sounds delicious. ... A huge piece with a big scoop of vanilla would be perfect. ... How fun to have baked it with your mom.

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

Suzy, how I love blackberry pie. My grandmother and I used to bake them in her camper during the summer. We'd pick, then bake :-) How nice that you got to bake the pie with your mom :-)

Hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend.

Foley said...

I'm so jealous of the great turn out you have had with your fruit this year..raspberries and now blackberries!!! I don;t know if i would have any left over for a pie! Looks yummy...

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

It looks wonderful, Suzy! How sweet that you got to bake with your mother while she was in town :)

Kathleen said...

Hey Suzy, I am back!!

Sorry I missed FF..I will be ready this week..

The pie looks wonderful..would love some right now..
I bought peaches to make pie, but somehow over the weekend a few
of them disappeared so I have to get more!
Have a good recipe for peach pie???

Jeanie said...

Hi, Suzy -- this may be the ultimate pink house! Love it! Thanks for visiting my blog, too!
(I'm posting on your Pink Sat post, but I think this is reflecting a different one -- no matter!)

Marsha said...

What a wonderful memory making experience this must have been to make this pie with your mom! I envy you...

Blackberries are so expensive here so you are very lucky to have an abundance.

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