Picking wild blackberries (Blackberry pie recipe)

blackberries in hand

Given the price of produce these days and how blackberries cannot be killed here in the Pacific Northwest there are not too many trails that don’t have these bushes attempting to overtake them I decided to take my 4-year old with me blackberry picking. In just about 15 minutes (also length of time 4-year old has for blackberry picking) we were able to pick exactly 4 cups of blackberries. Since my 4-year old wants to “grow up to be baker like daddy” (obviously has no idea what I do for a living) we decided to use our fresh berries to make a blackberry pie.

blackberry pie

Blackberry pie recipe

  • 4 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 frozen pie crusts
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Egg wash (1 egg + 1 tsp water)

Directions: Take 3-1/2 cups of blackberries and add with 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup flour, and 1/2 tsp of lemon juice and mix. Pour contents of bowl into pie crust and top with remaining 1/2 cup of blackberries.

blackberry pie

Cover with top crust and pinch edges closed. Brush the top with egg wash and sprinkle with a few pinches of white sugar. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes, then at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

7 Responses to “Picking wild blackberries (Blackberry pie recipe)”

  1. Robj98168 Says:

    I love wild blackberries! I pick them on my lunch hour at work!

  2. kd Says:

    That pie looks & sounds absolutely scrumptious!You're fortunate to live in an area of blackberry bounty./krys

  3. Aunt Debbi/kurts mom Says:


  4. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    robj98168, I must say it was delicious, so much so I had to go make some blackberry jam

  5. Carolyn in Belize Says:

    I was recently in Michigan for 2 mos. Wild blackberries growing in a vacant lot area, lots and lots of them. I made the pie and 8 jars of jam. I’ve never been real good at pie crusts, but I tried using coconut oil in place of the shortening — and wow, was that good. Light and flaky. Delicious and awesome — and I was the only one picking them. Such bounty!

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