Amazingly Delicious Blackberry Pie Filling Recipes

Blackberry Pie Filling Recipes
The fillings in a pie give it a fulfilling taste that make it a mouth-watering dish. There are number of ways in which you could make the filling, each one of them, a result of that secret dash you add to it.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2018
Grandmas and moms are the best chefs ever. You may never discover what special ingredients they add to the same blackberry pie filling recipe that you may also make, yet it tastes different! It is just the love with which they prepare stuff that makes the difference. You too, can try some simple recipes flavored with love and share your happy and yummy moments together.
Blackberry Tapioca Pie Filling
Time Required: 40 minutes, Servings: 8

Ingredients

• Blackberries - 4 cups
• White sugar - ½ cup
• Tapioca - 3 tablespoons
• Butter - 2 tablespoons

Nutritional Information: (Amount per serving) Calories: 343, Total Fat: 18.2 g, Cholesterol: 8 mg
Method

➔ Preheat the oven to 350° F (175° C).

➔ Mix blackberries, sugar, and tapioca in a large bowl. Take care that you do not squeeze the berries much.

➔ Pour the mixture on one 9-inch pie crust and cover it with another layer of the crust.

➔Punch the edges to seal the mixture, and cut slits on the top layer for steam vents.
Pat the top layer with butter.

➔ Bake it in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until golden-brown.
Blackberry Peach Pie Filling
Time Required: 1 hour 5 minutes, Servings: 8

Ingredients

• Fresh peaches (peeled, pitted and sliced) - 3
• Pie crust - 1 double crust ready-to-use
• Blackberries - 3 cups
• White sugar - ¾ cup
• Cornstarch - 3 tablespoons
• Butter (melted) - 2 tablespoons
• Ground cinnamon - 1 tablespoon
• Ground nutmeg - ½ teaspoon

Nutritional Information: (Amount per serving) Calories: 363, Total Fat: 18.2 g, Cholesterol: 8 mg
Method

➔ Preheat the oven to 450° F (230° C).

➔ Mix the blackberries, peaches, cornstarch, and sugar in a large bowl.

➔ Pour the mixture into one of the crust pressed in a 9-inch pan.

➔ Place the other crust on the top and crimp the edges of the two crusts together to seal.

➔ Cut slits in the top of the pie for steam vent and brush the top with the melted butter.

➔ Sprinkle the cinnamon and nutmeg over the top.
➔ Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 350° F (175° C) and continue to cook until top crust is golden brown or for 35 to 40 minutes.
Blackberry Pie Filling with Crumb Topping
Time Required: 60 minutes, Servings: 8

Ingredients

For the Filling

• Blackberries - 4 cups
• Splenda - 1 cup
• Flour - ¼ cup
• Salt - as per requirement

For the Crumb Topping

• Light margarine (melted) - 2 tablespoons
• Flour - ½ cup
• Splenda Brown Sugar Blend - ¼ cup

Nutritional Information: (Amount per serving) Calories: 217.1, Total Fat: 7 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg
Method

➔ Pour the berries in a 9-inch ready-to-bake pie shell.

➔ Mix the remaining ingredients of the filling.

➔ Sprinkle salt over the berries.

➔ Now, mix the crumb topping ingredients in a bowl until they form crumbs.

➔ Sprinkle these crumbs over the berry mixture, and cover it with another pie shell and seal the edges.

➔ Bake this at 400° F for about 50 minutes, or until golden-brown.
Deluxe Blackberry Pie Filling
Time Required: 1 hour 10 minutes, Servings: 8

Ingredients

• Blackberries - 4 cups
• White sugar - 1¼ cup
• Cornstarch - 4 tablespoons
• Blackberry brandy - 2 tablespoons
• Ground cinnamon - 1 tablespoon
• Ground nutmeg - 1 teaspoon

Nutritional Information: (Amount per serving) Calories: 421, Total Fat: 15.5 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg
Method

➔ Blend 2 cups of blackberries until a purée is formed. Strain out the seeds and pour the purée in a pan.

➔ Mix the sugar in this purée and keep it for boiling for about 5 minutes while stirring it constantly.
➔ Mix the cornstarch and brandy in a cup and pour it into a pan and keep for boiling. Remove from heat and then mix the nutmeg and cinnamon. Stir well, until the mixture forms the consistency like a thin pudding. (If required, add a mix of cornstarch and water in 2:1 ratio to get the consistency). Mix this in the berry purée.

➔ Place one of the double crust pie shell in a 9-inch pan and spread the 2 cups of berries over it. Now pour the purée over it.
➔ Make stripes of the other layer of pie shell and cover the berry mixture in a crisscross manner. Dust it with little sugar.

➔ Bake this in a preheated oven at 400° F (205° C) for 35 minutes, or until golden-brown.
Blackberry Pie Filling for Canning
Time Required: 1 hour 30 minutes, Servings: Each quart will make one 9'' pie, making it about 56 servings.

Ingredients

• Fresh blackberries - 6 quarts
• Water - 9⅓ cups
• Granulated sugar - 7 cups (you can adjust this amount according to the tartness of the berries)
• Clear jel - 1¾ cups
• Lemon juice - ½ cup (this is useful for preservation, do not decrease amount)
• Cinnamon/saffron/finely crushed dry fruits of your choice - 1 teaspoon
Nutritional Information: (Amount per serving) Calories: 421, Total Fat: 17.2 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg

Method

➔ Select good quality, firm and ripe berries. (These will have a uniform taste and tartness, if any, which will help you adjust the amount of sugar easily) Rinse them well and set aside.

➔ Extract the lemon juice and keep aside. (You will need this in between when you cannot lose out on time to extract the juice. So keep it ready in the beginning itself)
➔ Mix the clear jel, sugar and cinnamon or any of the other options that you choose, in a saucepan.

➔ Add water to this mixture and stir it well to make it smoother. Stirring continuously will give you the desired consistency for the filling.

➔ Heat this mixture on low flame while stirring it continuously until it begins to boil.
Remove from the heat and mix the berries in this mixture.

➔ Fill it in 7-quart jars, leaving 1½ inches of head space.
➔ Process these fillings in a boiling water canner for 30 minutes at sea level, 35 minutes at 1001 to 3000 feet for 40 minutes at an altitude between 3001 and 6000 feet. Each of these quart fillings will make 8-9-inch pies.

➔ Preserve them in a refrigerator on normal temperature.

➔ If you wish to experiment with these fillings as a crisp supper, you can use one of these quarts and sprinkle dry fruits over it and serve it with vanilla ice cream.
➔ Alternately, if you wish to use these fillings for an interesting dessert, you can make one of these quarts thinner in consistency by adding more water when you are boiling the mixture before taking it through the boiling water canner process. You can enjoy it by pouring two spoons of this filling over a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

➔ When you want to make the pie, remove the quart from the refrigerator ½ hour before your preparations.
Tips to Make the Best Blackberry Pies
• You can cut the upper crust into 6 equal stripes and cover the berries with 3 horizontal and 3 vertical stripes.

• You can poke a fork into these stripes to make the pie look more attractive.

• Once the pie is baked, remove it from the oven and set it to cool before you refrigerate it.

• Serve the pie with some ice cream or whipped cream to make it more interesting.

• You can add lemon zest to the mixture of boiling berries.

• Buttering the pie crust also helps in baking the pie well.

• Don't forget to thaw the berries before you get to making the pie. The best thing about blackberry pies is that one can mix in so many other types of fruits to truly make a mouth-watering treat.

• You can add some vanilla beans or strawberries or blueberries while making the filling.

• Better still just make a 'very berry pie' with every possible berry. You will then have to make sure that you adjust the amount of sugar, because berries tend to be tart.

Here's a tip: berries picked at the peak of the season tend to be the sweetest. A good dessert always completes a dinner with perfection. Make some yummy blackberry pie fillings to fill in some sweetness around, post dinner.
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