Use fresh or frozen blackberries to make a delicious classic blackberry pie using a homemade or purchased pie crust! Summertime at its best!
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Place flour, shortening and salt in food processor (or large bowl if hand-mixing). Pulse (if using food processor) or cut in the shortening with a pastry blender (or 2 forks) until shortening is reduced to the size of peas. Drizzle in ice cold water starting with least amount (5Tbl.) and adding more later, if necessary. Process (or knead by hand) until well-combined and mixture can be formed into a ball.
Divide dough ball evenly in half. Place one dough ball on a lightly floured surface, and roll out to a circle, about 10-11" in diameter. Place the crust in a 9" deep dish pie pan, then follow directions below for filling pie crust. Roll out remaining dough ball (top crust) following same process.
Place fresh blackberries OR frozen (unsweetened/unthawed) into large mixing bowl. Add sugar, flour, cinnamon, lemon juice, and zest; gently toss to combine.
Place one pie crust into a 9" deep dish pie pan. Prick bottom/sides of crust several times with the tines of a fork. Pour pie filling into prepared crust. Cut butter into chunks; dot the top of pie filling with butter.
Top pie with 2nd crust, stretching slightly to meet edges of bottom crust. Trim edges of dough to ½" from outside edge of pan. Seal edges of top crust to bottom crust by tucking top crust under the edge of the bottom crust. Pinch two crusts together to seal. Use your fingers to seal the two crusts together, then create fluted edge around pie. Use sharp knife to cut 3-4 small slits in top crust. They allow steam to escape while pie bakes.
Bake on middle rack in preheated 425°F.oven for 45-50 minutes. TIP: Place a sheet of aluminum foil UNDER pie pan, to catch drips that may bubble out while baking. TIP: Check pie after 30 minutes. If crust is browning too fast, lay a sheet of aluminum foil over the top, then continue baking. When done, the pie crust should be lightly browned and juices will be bubbling up in the steam vents.
Let pie cool down about 10-15 minutes. Cut into 8 slices, and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side!
**You may also use two purchased pastry pie dough crusts (the kind you roll out) or two of your own pie crust recipe. You will need 2 pastry pie crusts for this pie (top and bottom crust)
**If using frozen berries, add them directly into the flour and sugar while still frozen.
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