2nd Place Blackberry Pie Recipe

Oregon Berry PIe

Janet Wheeler of Salem, Oregon’s recipe won second place at the 2012 Oregon State Fair’s Blackberry Pie Contest.

Ingredients Preparation

  • 4 cup Oregon blackberries, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small apple (any variety), diced very finely
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup Minute Tapioca
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
Filling Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Using a large saucepan, combine sugar, tapioca, salt, cinnamon, allspice and lemon juice.
  3. Add diced apple and 1 cup of the berries to the pan. Toss to coat. Let rest 15 minutes.
  4. Stirring constantly, cook berries over medium heat until berries burst and mixture comes to a constant gentle boil.
  5. Remove from heat. Gently add remaining 3 cups of berries.
  6. Set aside and make pie crust and flourishes.
Butter pie crust

  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut in ½ inch cubes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 6-8 T water, very cold
Crust Steps

  1. Combine flour, salt and sugar in food processor. Pulse to mix. Add butter and pulse 6 to 8 times, until mixture resembles coarse meal, with pea-sized pieces of butter. Add ice water 1 tablespoon at a time, pulsing until mixture begins to clump together.
  2. Remove dough from machine and place on a clean surface. Press the dough into 2 equal size flat discs. Sprinkle a little flour on discs and refrigerate in plastic wrap at least 1 hour.
  3. Remove discs from refrigerator and let rest 5-10 minutes. Roll out one disc with a rolling pin into a 12 inch circle. fold dough in half to lift and place in pie tin. Trim bottom crust even with pie tin edge.
  4. Add filling to pie.
  5. Using same directions, roll out the top crust layer. Cut the dough in a circle ½ inch larger than the pie tin edge and place on top of pie. Fold top crust over bottom crust, pressing edges together and crimping outside the crust.
Pie crust toppings

  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg and 1 egg yolk, beaten
Toppings Steps

  1. For the flourishes, cut from top crust the shape of 3 blackberry leaves and roll small berries and stems from excess pie crust.
  2. Arrange on top of pie. Brush top of pie with beaten eggs and sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top.
  3. Bake at 400 for 46-48 minutes.

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