Blackberry Pie with Thyme Crust by piedahobakery | Quick & Easy Recipe | The Feedfeed
Blackberry Pie with Thyme Crust
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Prep time 1hr
Cook time 2hrs
Serves or Makes: One 9-inch pie


For the Thyme Crust (enough for 1 double-crust pie)

  • 2 1/ 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, fresh minced
  • 7 tablespoons water

For the Blackberry Filling

  • 6-7 cups blackberries
  • 3/ 4 cup granulated sugar, depending on the sweetness of the berries
  • 1/ 3 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/ 2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

To Make the Thyme Crust


  • Step 1

    Combine flour, butter, shortening, sugar, salt and thyme to a food processor. Pulse until pea-size crumbs form. Add water. Pulse until dough comes together and flecks of butter are still visible. Remove dough from food processor, shape into a disk, and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

To Make the Blackberry Filling


  • Step 1

    Gently mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, being careful not to crush the berries. Set aside to macerate for 10-15 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Preheat oven to 400ºF. Butter a 9-inch pie dish.

  • Step 3

    On a lightly floured surface, roll out half the chilled dough to a large circle, about 1/4-inch thick. Sprinkle the top of the dough with flour as needed to prevent the rolling pin from sticking. Place in prepared pie dish.

  • Step 4

    Roll out the second half of the dough. Slice into thin strips. Braid some, if desired. Fill the pie shell with blackberry filling, then use the dough strips to create a lattice.

  • Step 5

    Place pie dish on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, then reduce oven to 375ºF and bake for about 1 hour more, until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbling. Let cool at least 45 minutes before slicing.