Monday, May 16, 2011

Blackberry Winter

blackberry winter:  a term used in the South to describe a brief period of cold weather in early to mid-May which just happens to be when blackberries bloom

We have had a blackberry winter for the last several days, and it will continue through most of the week.  I have to admit that I  LOVE  it.  Since our temps hit the low 90's a few days last week, blackberry winter is a welcome reprieve.  Speaking of blackberries,  here's a great recipe to celebrate these cold days!  Top it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and "shiver" through the last hurrah of cold weather!  Mmmm...good!
(Recipe from


  • 4 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup white sugar


  1. Combine 3 1/2 cups berries with the sugar and flour. Spoon the mixture into an unbaked pie shell. Spread the remaining 1/2 cup berries on top of the sweetened berries, and cover with the top crust. Seal and crimp the edges. Brush the top crust with milk, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar.
  2. Bake at 425 degree F (220 degrees C) for 15 minutes. Reduce the temperature of the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), and bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes. 


Kaitlyn Harmon said...

MMMM! Looks delicious. I will most certainly be giving this recipe to my Nana! :)

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