It is blackberry season here in Oregon so I thought I would try this recipe. This did not work very well as a pie. The sour cream does not mix with the berries during baking, so you end up with a some very juicy berries on bottom and a soaked crust. The top part is good where the berries and sour cream mix and the crumbs on top are really a nice touch. Probably best to mix berries and sour cream before adding them to the pie shell. Adding corn starch rather than flour would probably work better as well. I used a standard pie crust, this might work best with a graham cracker crust instead. All in all, this recipe needs a bit of work but should be worth the effort.
This pie is out of this world! My berries are a bit juicier tha normal and I will need to add a bit more flour next time. I wonder if this would freeze well?
I made this pie for a family reunion and it was gone in a flash. I used fresh blackberries. I increased the flour to 5 tablespoons and added two tablespoons of cornstarch. It was not runny at all.
My mother in law gave me this exact recipe years and years ago. I add a flour/sugar/tapioca mixture to the berries to thicken the berries.
I make this recipe with blueberries. I found it in "The Southern Living Cookbook". I love it. It works perfectly for me every time, though sometimes, I reduce the sugar by 1/4 cup if the blueberries are extremely ripe and sweet. I do always use fresh blueberries. My elderly next door neighbor asked me for the recipe--only recipe of mine that she ever asked for--that's a true compliment in my book!!
Didn't have that many blackberries, but proceeded with this, anyway. My husband said that it's easy to take great ingredients and make something good, but that I took good ingredients and made something great. Thanks for posting!
At first I thought, "Sour cream in a pie? You must be mad!" but it was delicious! I used 7 tablespoons of flour, combined the sour cream mixture and blackberries, and ended up cooking it for an hour. I was told that my pie, "tasted like heaven!" Thanks for the great recipe!
Yes, the pie needed some work,but after my changes was delicious and out of this world.My neighbors told me ,they never had eaten such a good pie. I first added 3/4 cup of the sugar and 3 Tabl.of tapioca to the blackberries ( once I used half blackberries and half strawberries)and after mixing the berries,sugar and tapioca, I let them ,sit for 15 minutes,to soften the tapioca. I mixed the sour cream with the rest of the sugar (1/4 cup) and added the flour and salt and a little of juice from the berries. I put the berries into the pie crust,put the sour cream mixture on top of the berries. I mixed the bread crumbs,2 Tbls.of sugar and butter and sprinkled it on top. I think I had to bake the pie for on hour. I made the pie already three times.
I would add "pie shell" to ingredients list, as well as what kind of pie shell (standard, pre-baked, graham cracker, etc.) Recipe looks good, but I haven't tried it yet.