James Beard's Blackberry Pie

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

My grandkids like to pick fresh blackberries in the summer and take them home to their parents. This is the treat that we make before the rest of the berries all go home.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To wash berries, put in colander and dip up and down in bowl of water; drain well.
  2. Combine with sugar, flour, salt and lemon juice.
  3. Turn into pastry lined pie pan.
  4. Dot with butter.
  5. Trim pastry edge and moisten it.
  6. Cover with top pastry, trim edge, crimp top and bottom edges together and cut vents for steam.
  7. Bake at 450ºF for 15 minutes.
  8. Reduce heat to 350ºF and bake 25 to 30 minutes longer.
  9. Cool on a rack.


Most Helpful

Just made this recipe exactly as stated and have to say it did come out right. I have many years of pie making so this was not the first. The sugar did not completely dissolve and it was like soup. don't know why, but I think it was too much sugar. Won't be using this recipe again

Sally D. July 17, 2015

I love blackberry pie. This is a good recipe. The only substitution I made was to use cornstarch instead of flour. I used berries I picked this summer and froze. Made for Culinary Quest 2014.

Lavender Lynn September 25, 2014

Hi lazyme Thank You for a great Blackberry Pie recipe.I made it on Christmas and it was a hit. Everyone commented on how good it was! It was not to sweet like some I have had. I am making another one today.Thanks Again.

Heidi C. December 30, 2008

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