This blackberry pie recipe has all the fresh flavors of summer baked into a flaky pastry crust for a simple but showstopping dessert!
As easy as pie! A simple blackberry and sugar mixture is tucked into a flaky homemade pie crust for the perfect summer dessert!
Make it even easier with store-bought crust.
Sweet & Juicy Blackberry Pie
On the west coast where I live, blackberries grow wild absolutely everywhere and make the best ever desserts! I can’t even tell you how many buckets my kids and I used to pick for summer baking and jam!
- Use fresh or frozen blackberries in this summer pie recipe.
- I’ve included directions for either flour or cornstarch as the thickener, your choice!
- With just a handful of ingredients, this dessert is easy to prepare.
- Pie freezes well either before or after baking making it a great way to enjoy summer berries.
- Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of fresh whipped cream.
Ingredients & Variations
Blackberries – Fresh blackberries in season have the best sweet/tart flavor, but frozen berries can be used and don’t have to be thawed. Be sure to check a few of the berries per the notes in the recipe to thicken correctly.
Sugar/Cinnamon -Sweeter, more ripe berries may need a bit less sugar. I like a tiny pinch of cinnamon but lemon zest works well too!
Thickener – Use either flour or cornstarch to thicken the blackberry pie filling. Read the notes in the recipe below as some berries may need a little bit of extra thickener.
How to Make a Blackberry Pie
The humble yet sweet and decadent pie is just what is needed for dessert!
- Mix the blackberries with the filling ingredients per the recipe below.
- Line a pie plate with half the crust. Fill with blackberry mixture.
- Cover pie with remaining crust, brush with egg wash, and bake.
- Cool before serving to allow the pie to set.
Tips for the Perfect Pie
- If using frozen berries, add the larger amount of flour/cornstarch in the recipe.
- Be sure to cut a few slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape before the egg wash.
- Place an empty baking sheet on the rack underneath the baking dish in the oven just in case of bubble-over.
- If the edges of the crust start to brown before the pie is baked, cover them with thin strips of aluminum foil or a pie shield.
- Allow the pie to cool before cutting so it can firm up otherwise it may be runny.
- Keep leftover blackberry pie covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Serve cold or reheat in the microwave.
Did you make this Blackberry Pie? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below!
Homemade Blackberry Pie
- 5-6 cups blackberries
- ½ cup granulated sugar *see note
- 3-4 tablespoons cornstarch *see note
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 double pie crust homemade or store bought
- 1 egg yolk
- If making homemade pie crust, prepare the crust according to recipe directions.
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Roll half of the crust into a 12-inch circle. Line a 9-inch pie plate with the rolled crust.
- In a medium bowl, gently toss blackberries, sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon together. Pour into the pie crust. Cut up the butter and dot it over the berries.
- Roll the remaining crust and place over top of the pie. Cut the crusts to the edge of the pie plate and gently fold the edges to seal.
- Whisk the egg yolk with 1 tablespoon of water and brush over the pie.
- Place the pie plate on a large baking pan (lined with parchment paper if you’d like) and bake for 45-55 minutes or until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbly.
- Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Cool at least 4 hours.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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