Sunday, August 30, 2009

Transforming those fresh picked blackberries....

...into blackberry pies. My creative side madly came out and wanted to make those darling little pies again! So, I did...with the sweet blackberries I picked yesterday. And let me tell you...they were so perfectly sweet with just the right amount of tartness.

The filling is simply 4 cups of fresh picked berries, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup flour then mix and pour in pie crust when your crust is ready to be filled!




Don't look too closely at my lattice work. I almost drove myself mad trying to get it right. This one below, that one above...no wait! This one above, that one below....no that's not right!






And the rest of the day was spent just laying around....

Quincy relaxing...

Relaxing even more...

Smelling the aroma of toasty baked crust and succulent tart blackberries baking in the oven and relaxing even MORE...

And that's how we spent our weekend. :)

24 comments:

Anya said...

You are a great cook Michelle,
it looks like it is from the story
FANTASTIC my compliments :))

Quincy you are looking adorable,
soooooooo CUTE....
I send you a big ((HUG))
(also a hug for Mocha & Emma:)
Kareltje =^.^=

Sophie said...

what georgous filled & decorated pies!!

Real winners!!! Perfection!

Lisa said...

Blackberry pie is my favorite and yours look adorable and delicious!

fiberdoodles said...

Oh those look so yummy! I just love blackberries. Your furry friends are so adoreable ~ so do they let you sleep there? :)

Sharon

Maggi said...

Yum yum! That's my kind of weekend!

Randi Troxell said...

oh freakin' delicious!! love the heart pie!!

Janet said...

Wow, you're Martha Stewart with those pies sis! Come home and bake me one! lol

Jasmim said...

Hmmm, this looks very tasty!
Quincy is very cute while relax!

TeresaR said...

Michelle, you can open your own bakery...those are spectacular pies!! I wish I were your next door neighbor; I'd bring tea over and bum some pie off you. ;)

Oh, Quincy, darling, you are the furry love of my heart! There is not one bad photo of you (except the one with your head in the toilet...LOL!).

Chrissy said...

O.K. MARTHA!!! Oh,right I mean Michele....look you are making the rest of us look bad...they are little works of art!! Hope you are so full you can't move!! Talk to you soon,x0x00x

TeresaR said...

Quincy distracted me so much I forgot to give you hugs! ;) xoxo!

Zaroga said...

Those look so good. Love all the relaxing.

Today we made pear preserves. Tomorrow I'm making a pear cobbler :-)

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

One word!! Yum!! Let me get my vanilla ice cream and I'll be in blackberry pie heaven!! P.S. Came by way of the Rooster Party!

Heather said...

oh my gosh. i must move in next door to you. you're killing me with the pies! i had to remind myself not to eat the monitor!

C-ingspots said...

Oh my!! Those look yummy!! I picked fresh blackberries yesterday too, but after canning 12 quarts of delicious peaches, I was all tuckered out. So...tonight just maybe I'll make a pie out of those black beauties sitting in my fridge. Yours are absolutely beautiful too!! So very pretty...Donna Reed look out!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I think you're topping me as Pie Queen!

Joy said...

Those pies look beautiful! You did a great job! Are you sharing them? Just wondered cause of the tops you put on them. And your photos look good, too.

Chatelaine said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend. I can almost smell those pies. They look fantastic, you are quite the artist.

soulchocolate@hotmail.com said...

Oh Yay! Those blackberry pies you made look totally YUM! I love the classic lattice pattern, though I would happily take all 4 pies as a gift please!

fairmaiden said...

I wAnt some!!!! Berry pies are my favorite. And you make them so pretty.

Tea Time With Melody said...

I am going to have to learn not to be so busy right now because you are just baking away and not telling me or I am just not getting the memo! lol I love blackberries. I have a recipe for a Blackberry/
apple/sourcream pie that is to die for. p.s. I have a sleeping baby on my chest right now. I am soooo content and so is she....lol

Rainy Day Farm said...

Those pies are beautiful! Great job! I am a quick girl and go for crisps instead. My kids won't let me do things as tedious as pie crust. I will have to wait til they are older!

Lisa Michelle said...

Wow your pies look deliciously mean! I love your kitties. They're so adorable. Just want to snuggle up right next to them.

Neabear said...

Too much fun with the blackberries. I worked real hard not to look at the lattice one. Heehee. Seriously, though, they look so delicious! Nice to have a relaxing day. I don't get enough of those.