An unforgettable pie for an unforgettable Thanksgiving dessert. This Blackberry and Blueberry Forest Pie is as good as it looks and filled with a sweet berry filling and topped with just the right balance of flaky, buttery crust!
What is Thanksgiving without Pie? Answer: just another dinner party. I set out to make this pie more special than the others. I had to represent Canadian Thanksgiving well to our American friends here in Little Rock. This was my very first adventure in pie making, and I was absolutely thrilled with the result! This design is based on the beautiful pies over at The Kitchen McCabe, one of my absolute favorite food blogs!
I love using fresh berries instead of canned filling – they burst so beautifully in your mouth once baked, and there’s also a lot less sugar involved.
Perfect Pie Pairings
–> Vanilla Ice Cream
–> Ice Wine (I love Inniskillin)
–> A honey drizzle
–> Whipped Cream (ugh, yum!)
Making your own pie crust will probably make this pie even better – however, what I love most about this pie is how little preparation it takes. That way you can focus on really making it look beautiful instead of spending time chilling your crust and cleaning out your mixer!
Inspired by the beautiful pies of The Kitchen McCabe, this Blackberry and Blueberry Forest pie is whimsical and "not-too-sweet".
- 3 cups of blackberries
- 1 cup of blueberries
- juice of half a lemon
- 1 cup of coconut sugar
- 5 tablespoons of cornstarch
- 1 package of 2 9-inch pie crusts, thawed
- 1 egg, beaten
- In a large bowl, toss the blueberries and blackberries with the coconut sugar and cornstarch. Pour in lemon juice and stir to coat.
- Overlay the pie plate with on pie crust, trimming the edges. Use a fork to docket the base. Pour in filling.
- Unroll the other pie crust and cut half into long thin strips with a pizza cutter. Place the strips in loops, intertwining around the edge of the pie. Use a leaf cutter (or a pie cutter) to cut out some leaves and place them in between the vines.
- Brush the pie crust on top with the beaten egg and sprinkle with a little coconut sugar.