There are seriously berries all over my local grocery stores! Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are making the aisles so pretty and colorful. It makes shopping a little more fun for sure, and makes it easier to make better snack choices for the family!
Speaking of fun shopping, we recently took the kids to Build-A-Bear for another Spring break adventure!
I had never been there before and I didn’t realize they even stuff the bears! Or ponies, or tigers, or lions….
3 cups of flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 sticks sliced butter
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 tbs white distilled vinegar
8 cups of blackberries
2 cups of sugar
1/4 cup corn starch
2 tbs vanilla
Start with the pie crust
Combine flour and salt in a bowl, then add the shortening and butter and work it into tiny pebbles
Preheat your oven to 350
Combine the blackberries and sugar in a large sauce pan and bring them to a boil. This will take a minute or two so don’t panic (like I did 😉)
Let this mixture cool while you roll out your dough…and if you’re me randomly decide to try a lattice top….
Lay your pie crust into a greased 9 inch pie pan and fill it with your berry mixture.
Brush with your egg wash (1 egg 2 tbs milk)
Bake for 25-35 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes.