Thursday, July 10, 2008

Deep-Dish Apple-Blackberry Pie

I had some fresh blackberries that I needed to do something with before they went bad; I was searching for recipes on the internet when I came across this one that looked so good.  I love baking pies and it's been a while since I've made one so this one was calling out my name.  It was a good blend of 2 fruits that went so well together.  The crust was incredible as well; with the walnuts and sugar everything just went so well together.

Deep-Dish Apple-Blackberry Pie


1 1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice

1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 pounds tart apples (about 6 apples)

2/3 Cup sugar

1/4 Cup cornstarch

2 Cups blackberries (frozen or fresh)

1 Recipe Walnut Pastry Dough (Recipe Follows)


 Preheat oven to 350 F. 

 Combine lemon juice and vanilla in large bowl.  Peel, core, and cut apples into 3/4 inch chunks, tossing them in lemon juice mixture as you work. 

Mix 2/3 cup sugar and cornstarch and toss with apples.  Then add blackberries.
Roll thelarger piece of dough into a 13-inch circle. Place the dough in a prepared pan, letting excess dough hang over the edges. Gently press the dough into bottom and sides of pan.

With a rubber spatula, scrape the apple-blackberry filling into pie shell.

Roll out smaller disk of dough, making an 11-inch circle. Place the dough over filling. Press together edges of pastry to seal. With the tip of a sharp knife, cut 3 or 4 short slashes to vent steam.

Moisten a pastry brush with water and lightly brush top of pie. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Place the pie on a baking sheet with sides. 

Bake until crust is golden and filling bubbles, 45 to 55 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for about 1 hour. Serve warm or at room temperature.


1/2 cup walnuts
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
3 tablespoons walnut oil
6-7 tablespoons cold water


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Spread walnuts in a pie pan and bake for 5 to 7 minutes, or until fragrant. Let cool.

Combine the walnuts, flour, sugar and salt in a food processor; process until the walnuts are finely chopped. Add butter and process until incorporated. Transfer to a large bowl.

Drizzle oil over the flour mixture. Use your fingertips to rub the oil into the mixture. One tablespoon at a time, add water and mix with a fork until dough is crumbly and holds together when pressed.

Divide dough into 2 pieces, 1 slightly larger than the other, and form each into a disk.

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1 comment:

Joelen said...

The combo of apple and blackberries looks wonderful!

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