On Fri, 13 Jul 2007 16:41:57 -0500, "cindy"
Cindy...what is tried and true....a very subjective subject. I am
positive that anyone will "claim" their recipe is the best.
Here is mine........go with it
Blackberry Pie Recipe
5 1/2 cups fresh blackberries
3/4 cup granulated sugar, plus
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup potato starch or potato flour
1 teaspoon finely grated lemons, zest of
1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces
1 egg white, beaten,for pastry wash
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Adjust oven rack to lowest position and place four 9-inch unglazed
quarry tiles on rack to form an 18-inch square.
(A pizza stone will work, too.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees and let
tiles heat for at least 30 minutes.
Purée 1 cup of the blackberries in a food processor fitted with the
metal blade; set aside.
Stirring constantly with a rubber spatula, bring the sugar, salt,
starch and blackberry purée to the consistency of thick jam over
medium-low heat in a large saucepan.
Stir in lemon zest.
Pour thickener over remaining blackberries and stir to combine.
Pour blackberry filling into bottom pie shell and dot with the 1 Tb.
Cover with top layer of pastry dough.
Set an 18-inch square of heavy-duty foil on tiles or pizza stone.
Set pie on foil and bake for 20 minutes.
Remove pie from oven, brush with beaten egg white, sprinkle with 1 1/2
Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes longer.
Bring foil around pie to loosely cover.
Bake until filling bubbles, 15-20 minutes longer.
Cool on a wire rack, 2-3 hours.
The Fine Art of Cooking involves personal choice.
Many preferences, ingredients, and procedures
may not be consistent with what you know to be true.
As with any recipe, you may find your personal
intervention will be necessary. Bon Appetit!