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Sweet Simplicity Berry Pie

Updated on August 4, 2012

When I was a little girl I enjoyed baking cookies and cakes for my mom. It didn't matter how raw or under baked it was, Mom would always say, with a big smile,

"Mmmmm, its so good!"

Baking, a Lifelong Joy

When it comes to baking, the eating part is definitely my favorite! I've enjoyed baking all my life. When I was a little girl I would bake cakes and cookies. I especially enjoyed baking something special for my mom, then laying it out on a pretty plate for her and then presenting it to her. She would always say, "It looks like a picture right out of a magazine".

I didn't have all the skills that I do now for baking, so sometimes, the cookies and cakes weren't cooked thoroughly. Like a good parent, after Mom filled me with her compliments about how good it looked, she would take a daring bite. Regardless of how raw or undercooked it was, she would give me a big smile and tell me it was delicious! Her compliments always encouraged me. I baked for her and then for our family and my friends. As I got older my baking skills got better. I also realized I needed to cook things a little longer.

As an adult, I look back and think how Mom's encouragement played such a big part in my enjoyment of baking all my life. Now I find myself eating those same kinds of half-baked cookies and cakes made by MY children. I make a big fuss over the pretty presentation, take that daring bite, like Mom did, and with a big smile I always say, "Mmmm, its so delicious".

This is Gonna Be Great!

Now I'm a big girl and I know how to bake! I really enjoy recipes that are made with fresh vegetables, fruits, lean meats and a minimum of ingredients.

This Blackberry Pie recipe is my absolute favorite! It has fresh fruit and a minimum amount of ingredients to bring out the full flavor of the blackberries! The pie dough has crushed almonds in it. There's something about nuts in a pie shell that I find incredibly delicious!

Now that I have my mouth watering and maybe yours too, lets get down to baking!


  • 8 cups Fresh Blackberries
  • 1 1/3 cup Flour
  • 3/4 cup Almonds, minced
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Sugar, save a pinch to sprinkle on top
  • 1/3 cup Butter, room temperature
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Tblsp Lemon Juice
  • 3 Tblsp Cornstarch
Dough Ball
Dough Ball | Source
Rolling Out Dough
Rolling Out Dough | Source
Slicing Dough into 1" Strips
Slicing Dough into 1" Strips | Source
Space the strips of dough.
Space the strips of dough. | Source
Add cross-strips in a lattice work fashion.
Add cross-strips in a lattice work fashion. | Source
Sprinkle with sugar.
Sprinkle with sugar. | Source


  1. In a medium bowl mix: flour, almonds, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a bowl beat together 1/3 sugar, butter, egg yolk and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixure. Beat together until a dough forms. (Add water by teaspoonful as needed to make dough)
  3. Refrigerate the dough until chilled. (1/2 hour to 1 hour is good)
  4. While dough is chilling: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease or spray a nine inch pie dish. Set aside.
  5. Rinse blackberries and place in large bowl fold in: sugar,cornstarch and lemon juice. Pour into pie dish.
  6. Roll out dough into a circle on a lightly floured cutting board. Slice 1 inch strips of dough and place on pie in a lattice work fashion.
  7. Bake for 1 hour on 350. Sprinkle with sugar. Allow to cool 10 to 15 minutes. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (optional). Enjoy!!

Cook Time

Prep time: 45 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 45 min
Yields: One Awesome Pie!
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Nutrition Facts
Serving size: One Slice
Calories 300
Calories from Fat108
% Daily Value *
Fat 12 g18%
Saturated fat 4 g20%
Carbohydrates 47 g16%
Fiber 9 g36%
Protein 10 g20%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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    Joanna 5 years ago from Valley Springs

    It IS delicious & easy! You should make it at least once, so yummmy! Thanks for the comment The Dirt Farmer!

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    Jill Spencer 5 years ago from United States

    Really like your intro, and the pie looks delicious.