Blackberry Mint Pie

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"Hi, I'm Dee and I'm a Pie-ohilic. ☺️ Gosh, it feels good to say it, and now first things first, Blackberry-Fresh Mint pie."
-- @onesarcasticbaker

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This sweet blackberry pie gets a refreshing kick from mint

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Crust

ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups bleached all purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup ice water
  • beaten egg, for brushing

Filling

ingredients

  • 4 cups blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Crust

Method

  • Step 1

    In a large bowl place the flour, baking powder and salt and mix with a fork.

  • Step 2

    Toss the butter until covered with flour then use a pastry cutter or a fork to cut the butter into the flour until it is the size of a pea.

  • Step 3

    Add the apple cider vinegar and half of the cold water, then use a rubber spatula to incorporate the water into the flour, by tossing the flour and butter with the spatula. If needed, add more water 2 tablespoons at a time until the flour mixture holds together when pinched.

  • Step 4

    Transfer the dough to a clean work surface and use your hands to pinch it all together into a ball (do not knead the dough). Wrap the dough tightly in a plastic wrap then press it into a disk and refrigerate for at least one hour (preferably overnight).

Filling

  • Step 1

    In a medium bowl, use a fork to mix the sugar and cornstarch. Set a side.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine the blackberries, chopped mint, lemon juice and zest, and the sugar-cornstarch mixture. Use a large spatula to incorporate all of the ingredients.

  • Step 1

    Remove dough from the refrigerator and cut it into 2 even pieces. Place one piece back in the refrigerator.

  • Step 2

    Roll the dough half into a 12 inch circle. Carefully line a 9 inch pie pan with the dough. Trim any access dough.

  • Step 3

    Fill the pie crust with the black berry filling. Roll out the second half of dough and cover the pie. Using a knife, cut a slit in the top to allow steam to escape while cooking. Chill for about 45 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Preheat the oven to 400º F. Remove pie from the refrigerator and brush with beaten egg. Place the pie on top of a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 45-55 minutes on the lowest oven rack.

  • Step 5

    When done (the crust should be golden and the filling should be bubbling), remove from the oven and allow to cool for two hours before slicing.