Thursday, July 31, 2008

A Blackberry Pie to Remember

The wait is finally over!

My husband and I walked out to the blackberry patch and were greeted by dozens and dozens of ripe berries. My heart skipped a beat.

Picking blackberries just makes me smile! It's fast work of the ones you see easily, then it's time to look among the leaves.

More are almost alway hidden beneath. This year because of all the rain, we even found branches bowed over and touching the ground under the weight of the huge, succulent berries.

This variety, Chester Thornless Blackberry, from Stark Brothers Nursery, is sweet and juicy. They are the reason we have not accumulated any berries so far this summer. We keep eating them!

Fortunately, we were able to keep ahead of our eating on this excursion and collect more than enough berries for a pie.

My mother made wonderful pies. A couple of years ago, we made pies together and I wrote down the recipes as we estimated the amounts on each ingredient. As you can imagine this pie has special meaning to me.


Living on the Spit said...

OMG...that looks so...what would do I want to use...LUSCIOUS. We have a place nearby called Knotts Island, it's in North Carolina but a close drive from us, so I may have to go pick berries and make some pies. I love your site.

Nancy said...

Nice job on the lattice top! I love the way it looks but I've neber tried it....I think it looks so intimidating! Enjoy that pie.

SAHM: Surviving Assorted Home Mayhem said...

Just showin' a little bloggie love to a fellow BlogHer mommy! The berries and pie look delicious!

Whirled said...

That is so sweet (both literally and figuratively speaking)!

Carla said...

This is sooo beautiful-I believe a pie is a work of art-especially fruit pies!