Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Don't they look sweet?

I picked another 5 cups of blackberries this morning. There are so many out there, I can't keep up. I hate to see them go to waste. Some will have to go in the freezer.

I baked a rhubarb/blackberry/blueberry pie (actually it is still in the oven) based on a recipe from Allrecipes.com. Their site seems to be down or I would link it. (Search Allrecipes.com for Berry Rhubarb Pie submitted by Susan Gills, if you want more details.) It called for raspberries, but I don't have any of those this year. Instead, I used two cups rhubarb, two cups blackberries, and 2 cups blueberries. The recipe has you combine the fruit with sugar and flour the night before, which I did. It seemed very juicy, so I didn't use all of the juice in the pie. I combined it with another two cups of blackberries, and about 3/4 cup of ginger syrup in a pan. I cooked it a few minutes until it got thick. I just tasted it. It will be lovely over ice cream. Or pancakes. Or, by the spoonful!


Mama Pea said...

Mmmmm! When will the pie be cool enough to cut?

rilera said...

Ursa and Simba look so sweet together. How is Simba doing?

The pie sounds delicious! Enjoy!

sandy said...

Oh yes the ginger syrup, that sounds very delicious and I'm sure it smells good too. Your pups look so sweet!

Heather said...

I can't believe you have blackberries! I've never seen them in MN. If I could get down there, I would pick them all for you! Growing up in Washington, we picked blackberries all August/September, they're my favorite berry by far!