Homemade Blackberry Pie

Homemade blackberry pie

​The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 65 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
564 Calories
32g Fat
65g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 564
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 833mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Protein 6g
Calcium 125mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This 2-crust blackberry pie is a tried-and-true Southern favorite. The fruit filling is made with fresh blackberries, sugar, and flour for thickening the mixture.

Use the included all-butter crust or your favorite pie pastry recipe. Or use convenient refrigerated pie pastry in the recipe.


  • For the Pastry
  • 2 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 sticks butter (cold, cut into small pieces and chilled in the freezer for 15 minutes)
  • 8 to 12 tablespoons water (ice cold)
  • For the Blackberry Filling:
  • 1 quart blackberries (washed and drained)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter (cut in small pieces)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon milk (or cream)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for crust
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  2. In a food processor or a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, sugar, and the pieces of chilled butter. Pulse 5 to 7 times or use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour mixture. The mixture should resemble coarse meal with some bits or pea-sized butter. 

    Combine in food processor
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  3. If you are using a food processor remove the mixture to a large bowl and add about 7 tablespoons of ice water and mix with your hands.

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  4. Continue adding water, a teaspoon or two at a time, until the dough begins to clump. 

    Continue adding water
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  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead lightly into a smooth dough.

    Turn the dough
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  6. Divide the dough into two flat disks and wrap them in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

    Divide the dough
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  7. Heat the oven to 450 F.

  8. Roll out one disk of the pie pastry into a circle about 12 inches in diameter.

    Roll out
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  9. Line a pie plate with the dough, leaving some overhang.

    Line a pie plate
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  10. In a bowl, combine the blackberries with sugar, salt, and flour.

    Combine berries anf flour
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  11. Pour the filling into the pastry lined pie plate and dot with butter.

    Butter in pie crust
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  12. Roll out the remaining disk of dough to a circle about 11 to 12 inches in diameter.

    Roll out dough
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  13. Place the dough carefully over the filling.

    Place dough over pie
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  14. Bring the bottom and top edges together and trim as needed. Crimp the edge as desired.

    Trim edges
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  15. In a small bowl, combine the egg yolk and milk or cream to create an egg wash.

    Egg in bowl
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  16. Brush the egg wash mixture over the top crust, if desired.

    Brush egg wash mixture
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  17. Cut 3 or 4 slits in the top of the crust to allow steam to escape.

    Cut slits in top
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  18. Bake in the preheated 450 F oven for 10 minutes.

  19. Reduce heat to 350 F and bake 25 minutes longer, or until the crust is golden brown.

    Bake pie
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  20. Serve and enjoy!

    Blackberry pie slice
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  • Sprinkle large grain decorator's sugar or vanilla sugar over the egg wash, if desired.

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