Monday, August 29, 2011

My Oh My, Rhubarb-Blackberry Pie!

Fruit desserts are my favorite…

warm berry pie topped with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream,

or peach cobbler,

or apple crisp…

better than chocolate in my opinion!


My mama made pies that were both delicious and beautiful.

I am just not that good at pie baking.

Mama said I needed to have a “lighter hand” when handling pie dough.

Youngest daughter has Mama’s pie baking gift.

Today she made a rhubarb-blackberry pie.

It was not only pretty to look at but oh, so yummy!



For the crust she uses all butter flavored Crisco, not butter or a butter and shortening combination as some use.

She also goes easy on the salt in the crust and adds a bit of vanilla to the dough.

For the filling she used about 4 cups of rhubarb and 2 cups of blackberries, 1 1/3 cups sugar, 6 Tablespoons flour and about 1 Tablespoon butter.

The pie had just the right amount of sweet tartness.

Let’s just say it’s a good thing we have a house full of children and grandchildren right now so that there wasn’t enough pie for me to have seconds!

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  1. my mouth is watering. and, yes, gorgeous

  2. Elzabeth,
    Your pictures are scrumptious and they reminded me of my grandmother's pies! I remember her telling me that I needed to use a "lighter hand" too! I bet you love to see that gift passed on through your daughter...what a joy!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. YUM! Wish I was there to share in the sweetness of the pie and the fellowship!

  4. Um...we need to take this friendship live...and you can bake a pie for me when that happens. YUM!

  5. It looks both delicious AND beautiful. My mom is the greatest pie maker. I didn't get the pie gene.

  6. Ohhh looks tasty! One of my favorites is apple crisp.


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