Recipe by Bev
This is a no bake, Fresh Berry Pie. Allow the blackberries to chill with sugar over night for easy assembly the day it is to be eaten. Cook time reflects time to chill. Just a side note, my husband, Dan'l, named this recipe ; )
Top Review by Lainey39
The flavor of this pie is outstanding. I used a 9-inch pie pan and used 4 cups of blackberries just because that's the amount I always use for any fruit pie. This amount of blackberries filled the pie beautifully. The amount of cream cheese mixture was also perfect. The only thing I would change when I make this pie again (and I will make it again) is to omit the raspberry gelatin. It was like having jello mixed in with the blackberries and that is a taste we didn't particularly like in pie. I think the cornstarch, water and vanilla mixture would work just fine - similar to your "Recipe#24591", Bev, which I think is wonderful. I also used "Recipe#51537", which is my standard lately for making a one-crust pie. Thanks Bev for another wonderful creation.
- 3 1⁄2 cups fresh blackberries (Do Not Use Frozen)
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar, divided
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1⁄3 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 1⁄4 cups water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (3 ounce) package raspberry gelatin powder
- 4 drops liquid blue food coloring
- 1 baked pie crust, cooled (I use My No Roll Pie Crust which has become my standard for a 1 crust pie ~ DO Not use a Deep Dish Pie Pan)
- sweetened whipped cream (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Gently toss berries and 1/4 cup sugar in a large bowl; cover and chill 8 hours, (or over night).
- Put softened cream cheese in medium mixing bowl and beat; add powdered sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy.
- Spread cream cheese mixture in cooled pie crust over bottom and up sides.
- Stir together cornstarch and remaining 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan; slowly whisk in 1 1/4 cups water and vanilla.
- Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 4 to 5 minutes or until mixture thickens.
- Whisk raspberry gelatin and 4 drops of blue liquid food coloring into the warm cornstarch mixture.
- Spoon blackberries into pie crust.
- Pour enough glaze to evenly cover the berries, pressing down gently with a spoon to be sure all berries are well coated.
- Chill 2 1/2 hours.
- Serve with whipped cream, if desired.