So friends. I made a pie. An Apple Blackberry Pie. Let's just take a minute and bask in the glory that is Autumn.
K well it's gunna take me more than a minute because we know how much I adore Autumn. As such, I decided to bust out my rusty baking skills and make a pie, a REAL pie, not a quiche or a tart but an honest to goodness pie. I haven't made one of those in almost two years (I made an exception at Thanksgiving because obviously). You might not be aware, but Aberdeen's Kitchen used to be a pie experiment where I just made pies. Every. Week. For. A. Year...I've been burnt out on pies.
Something in the air though, the Fall chill maybe ????, inspired me to finally go back to pie baking. Started off with a little bit of a mix, an Apple Blackberry Pie, for the perfect say goodbye to summer and hello to Autumn pie.
The filling in this pie is a tidge tart and not too sweet, my favorite kind of pie. Once upon a time, I ate lord knows how many slices of a super sugary apple pie! The raging headache I got afterwards has been enough to remind me to let other flavored shine through and keep cavity worthy sweetness to a minimum. I probably just ate too much pie in general ???? but I still like a little tart with my sweet, found in perfect balance with these apples and blackberries. I also like to use both the super tart Granny Smith and somewhat gentler Honeycrisp to get a range of flavors with less added sugar.
Also, let's talk about that crust. This pie really shines with a homemade crust. For real though, I completely understand if there just aren't enough hours in the day to make some homemade pie dough. Grabbing a pillsbury crust is a totally viable option when you're short on time. The delicate flakiness in a homemade crust though...????????. It's also much harder to make a cool looking top crust; cut outs, and especially intricate lattice tops, require more dough than the standard pillsbury dough tin provides.
SO how about you say hi to Autumn with me and try out this Apple Blackberry Pie this week?? You'll be feeling the Fall chill in the air before you know it ????????.Print