Blackberry Ginger Lattice Pie

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I’ve eaten my weight in blackberries this week.  Despite enjoying a handful of them straight from the fridge practically every time I went into the kitchen, I knew that a homemade pie was in order.

To make things extra fancy, I decided to show off a bit and make a lattice pie.  I wasn’t so sure about my lattice-making skills, but as it turns out, it really is quite straight-forward and simple.  Plus, it gives you a chance to show off all those beautiful berries. My pie crust crimping skills could use a bit of help though.  Maybe I should have called this “Rustic” Blackberry Ginger pie?  Oh well.

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As I’ve mentioned before, I sort of love making pies and tarts.  That isn’t to say that I make a whole lot of them all that often, but when I do find an excuse to break out the butter and flour, I totally look forward to it.

In my experience, everyone loves a good pie.  Pie = happy food.  Who can turn down a slice of homemade pie?  No one, that’s who.

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This pie is loaded with blackberries.  Basically two pounds worth.  And since I couldn’t leave well enough alone, I decided to add in some finely diced candied ginger too.

As someone who doesn’t love extremely ginger-y desserts, I can promise you that it doesn’t overpower the dessert in the least.  But it definitely adds that element of surprise, which takes this dessert to the next level.

I could eat this all day long.  Enjoy!

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Blackberry Ginger Lattice Pie

Yield: 1 Pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

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Ingredients:

Double Pie Crust:

    • 2 1/2 cups (315 grams) all purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, very cold
    • 6-8 tablespoons cup ice water

Filling:

    • 6 cups fresh blackberries (roughly 2 lbs)
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
    • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch
    • 3 tablespoons candied ginger, finely diced (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (if you are using tart blackberries, you might want to add a touch more)
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
    • juice of half a lemon

Assembly:

  • milk
  • turbinado sugar

Directions:

Prepare Pie Dough:

  1. Combine flour, salt, and sugar in bowl of a food processor. Meanwhile, cut up cold butter into cubes and place in separate bowl. Place both in freezer for 10-15 minutes to chill.
  2. Remove butter and flour from freezer. Add chilled butter to food processor bowl--and pulse several times or until the butter is roughly the size of peas and distributed evenly throughout the flour mixture.
  3. Add 4-5 tablespoons of ice water and pulse several times. Continue to add water (and pulsing a few times) until dough just comes together. Depending on moisture and humidity levels, the amount of water that you may need will change.
  4. Remove dough to counter top and seperate into two equal size rounds (flatten slightly into discs).
  5. Using hands, knead dough together briefly to form a ball (add an additional tablespoon of water at a time, if more is required).
  6. Allow to chill in fridge for roughly 2 hours or overnight.

Assemble Pie:

  1. In large bowl, combine all filling ingredients and toss gently with a spoon. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. After dough has chilled, remove one disc of dough (roll bottom pie crust first) from fridge at a time. Place dough on a well floured surface, dust with more flour, and roll out evenly into a large, roughly 12-13” diameter disc—rotating the dough continuously as you go. Fold into quarters and transfer to a standard pie dish to unfold. Using knife or kitchen scissors, trim any remaining overhang to one inch. Brush off any excess flour with a pastry brush.
  3. Roll out remaining dough disc into a large, roughly 12-13" diameter disc--using a pastry or pizza cutter, cut dough into 1/2" strips.
  4. Add filling to pie pan. Lay out 4-6 strips across the filling, leaving about a 3/4"-1" inch gap between each. Fold back every other strip half way. Place one long strip perpendicular to the rest of the strips (in the center). Unfold the folded strips over the perpendicular strip.
  5. Fold back each strip that is under the perpendicular strip and lay down another strip perpendicular. Unfold the strips back over. Repeat with remaining strips until the enter pie is covered evenly.
  6. Trim any overhang to the diameter of the pie dish.
  7. Fold the rim of the bottom crust over the lattice strips and crimp using a fork or your fingertips.
  8. Brush the top of the pie crust with a milk wash and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  9. Place pie dish on foil-lined baking sheet (this prevents any juices from overflowing onto your oven floor and creating a smoke-filled kitchen) and bake for roughly 20 minutes.
  10. Turn down temperature to 375 degrees and continue to bake for another 30-40 minutes until crust is golden brown. **If crust is beginning to brown too quickly, cover with a foil tent for remainder of baking time.
  11. Remove and allow to cool on wire rack for at least 20-30 minutes. Serve warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream (or allow to cool completely if you prefer a thicker, less runny pie)!

It's worth mentioning that I used perfectly ripe blackberries for this pie. Ones which were very sweet and incredibly juicy.  If your blackberries are a bit more tart and sour, you might want to add another tablespoon or two of granulated sugar.  Adjust to your taste!

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22 Responses to “Blackberry Ginger Lattice Pie”

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    pippa@popovertopippas — August 2, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    I want at least 2 big slices of this! Did the tapioca starch ‘set’ the filling enough so that the pie was not watery when you cut into it? If the photo is any indication, it was the perfect amount of starch, but maybe your blackberries had a low water content too?

    • Laura replied: — August 2nd, 2013 @ 10:04 am

      Yes–it was set exactly like the photo once it was completely cool. However, even when I heated up individual slices, it was not very runny at all. My blackberries were perfect, so perhaps that could have contributed to it, but they were very juicy (sometimes the store bought ones are less so, which I would think might make it even less runny).

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    Vanessa — August 2, 2013 @ 4:13 pm

    Those blackberries look fantastic! I refuse to make big pies and cakes because I know I would be tempted to eat it all!

    • Laura replied: — August 4th, 2013 @ 10:12 pm

      Luckily I have a very hungry roommate (Connor, haha), because I always have the same fear!

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    Sues — August 3, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    Blackberries are one of my very favorite fruits and this is just beautiful!

    • Laura replied: — August 4th, 2013 @ 10:11 pm

      I totally agree. I’m a sucker for any type of berry. Thanks Sues!

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    Tieghan — August 3, 2013 @ 11:27 pm

    I am eating a pint of delicious blackberries as I type this and am thinking there is no way I am going to have enough when I am done to make this pie. This means I am headed to the store first thing in the morning and buying more. I have to try this pie. It is gorgeous and I love the ginger. SO different, but it sounds so good.
    Oh and your lattice is perfect!

    • Laura replied: — August 4th, 2013 @ 10:13 pm

      Thanks so much Tieghan! You definitely need a LOT of blackberries to make this. Definitely let me know if you try it! :)

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs — August 4, 2013 @ 3:34 am

    This looks beautiful! I wish I could make pies like this one… lattice sounds kind of difficult to me, but I’m dying to give it a try. Looks like I’ve found the perfect recipe, I love blueberries :-))

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    Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen — August 4, 2013 @ 8:10 pm

    I love blackberries so much, and your pie came out super gorgeous!

    • Laura replied: — August 4th, 2013 @ 10:13 pm

      Thanks so much Kristi! Hope you’re doing well!

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    Sarah | The Sugar Hit — August 5, 2013 @ 12:38 am

    I can never get this many blackberries at once! So for me this pie is heaven – unattainable heaven!

    • Laura replied: — August 5th, 2013 @ 10:14 am

      Awww, I’m sorry! Hopefully one day :) Thanks so much for visiting–I’m happy to have discovered your blog and just read that you live in Brisbane?! I studied abroad there and absolutely loved it.

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    Magda — August 5, 2013 @ 6:35 am

    Hi Laura! I’m so glad I discovered you and your blog (thanks for dropping by mine as well).
    I love your recipes, and your photographs are gorgeous.
    Blackberries are such delicious fruits, I can’t get enough of them either. Your pie looks beautiful!

    • Laura replied: — August 5th, 2013 @ 10:15 am

      I’m so glad to have discovered yours too, I’m a huge fan already. Thanks for the kind words!

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    Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie — August 5, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    My parents have wild blackberries growing near their house – I need to pass along this recipe! :) Love the addition of the ginger!

    • Laura replied: — August 5th, 2013 @ 10:12 am

      Thanks Jennifer! I wish I had my own garden to grown some!

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner — August 5, 2013 @ 11:20 am

    The lattice is gorgeous…and so are those blackberries! Adding ginger is a great idea. I never thought of it.

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    Marie-Louise Davidson — August 9, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

    Wow! Another beautiful post and recipe and accompanied by more beautiful photos! I am so happy that Dad and I were able to have some of the fresh blackberries that you and Connor picked! They were delicious, but next time, I may ask for a slice of that pie as well! I have never used tapioca starch, but it has to be better than corn starch!

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    Emma @ Coriander and Cumin — August 18, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    YUM! I’ve just pinned this, it’s looks deeliciouss! I’ve been wanting to make a pie, so as soon as I get some blackberries I’m going to give it a go!

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