Nothing tastes more like summer than a fresh baked Wild Black Raspberry Pie or Blackberry Pie!
You can find either of these berries growing wild along field fences in Iowa – like we did. They are fun to pick and a delight to eat. Enjoy your harvest with this simple to make pie recipe.
Recipe for Black Raspberry Pie / Blackberry Pie
This blog post includes the recipe to make this pie as well as the video instructions to show you how.
FILLING Recipe (Makes a 9 inch pie)
- 5 cups fresh or frozen and partially thawed black raspberries or blackberries
- 1 1/4 cups white sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- Dash of salt
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
Follow this link to another Rada blog recipe for making a homemade pie crust recipe for a 9 inch double crust pie.
- HEAT oven to 350ºF.
- COMBINE raspberries, sugar, cornstarch, butter and salt. Toss gently. Spoon into unbaked pie crust. Moisten pastry edge with water.
- ROLL out dough for top crust. Place onto filled pie. Trim 1/2-inch beyond edge. Fold top crust under bottom crust edge to seal. Crimp and flute edges. Cut slits in top crust or prick with fork to allow steam to escape. Brush top of pie with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
- BAKE 1 hour or until filling in center is bubbly and crust is golden brown. Cool to room temperature before serving
TIP: Try red raspberries if black raspberries or blackberries are unavailable.
Blackberry or Black Raspberry….What is the Difference?
Black Raspberries can be confused for blackberries because they have the same single seeded drupelets.
A raspberry is hollow in the middle (like the berry on the right) while a blackberry breaks off and leaves a stem and a soft white core in the middle.
Many people find that blackberries are more tart and make better pies, while black raspberries are sweeter and are good to eat just picked without adding additional sugar.
We picked these wild black raspberries fresh from vines that grow around the Rada Manufacturing factory. You might find some wild raspberries growing in your area also or they may be available at your local farmers market!
Easy as Pie to Serve!
The Rada Pie server is the perfect size and shape to serve any kind of pie. It is great to serve the fresh baked pie or a just baked pie from the freezer. It even works great to serve up pizza or as a wedding cake server for the bride and groom. The Pie Server has serrated edges on both sides of the blade to easily cut through any type of crust whether it be a flaky pie crust, a thick crusty pizza crust or a delicate wedding cake.
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Watch the Video for easy step by step pie making!
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Blackberry Pie Video Transcript:
Hi, Kristy at the Rada Kitchen. I just found out that we had wild black raspberries growing around the Rada plant here so I wanted to show how to make a Wild Black Raspberry Pie. I went out and I picked 5 cups of fresh black raspberries. You could also use blackberries or red raspberries and the pie could be made from frozen berries too.
To the “just washed” berries add a cup and a fourth of sugar and a fourth cup of corn starch and a dash of salt. Then add two tablespoons of butter that has been softened. I am going to cut that up into pieces. Then you want to gently mix it until all the berries are coated.
One trick I found, my hands got all purple from picking the raspberries so all I did was put white vinegar on my hands and it took the color right off. Once you have the sugar and cornstarch mixed in well with the berries pour it into an unbaked pie crust. I just made a video on how to make a made from scratch pie crust, so you will have to look that video up.
I am using the Rada Pie Plate, it is stoneware, you don’t have to grease it and it’s going to make that crust really flaky. Put the berries into the crust. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. This is a simple pie crust, it’s really easy to make. I like to roll it out on wax paper, as you can see it is really easy to place over the berries. Gently peel the wax paper off, then take a little bit of water and brush around the edge of the crust to seal it so you don’t have juices running all over in your oven. Now this is a 9 inch pie plate and now I will roll the edges under. You might have to trim the crust if you have too much dough. You could make this into a lattice top pie too. I rolled that under and now I am going to use the pinch technique, pinch it and make sure you seal it all the way around. Or you could use a fork on the edge.
Then take milk and a pastry brush and lightly coat the top of the pie then take sugar and sprinkle it over the top. Now the most important thing is to make slits on the top so it doesn’t over bake. I like to do 1 long slit, a medium and a small.
The pie ready to be put into a 350 degree preheated oven for 1 hour then we will come back and see how delicious it looks.
I just took the Fresh Black Raspberry Pie out of the oven, it’s hot and I am going to let it cool down and later I will serve it with the Rada Pie Server.
End of video transcript.