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Flash Back Friday ~ Blackberry Pear Streusel Pie

Our blackberry patch at the back of our property is already ripe with fresh berries. 
I first posted this recipe in 2012 and it's still one we enjoy now in summer or during the winter months with frozen blackberries.  
You can put together this pie with a frozen pie shell in minutes.  

  • 1 pie crust  frozen from the store of you can use my favorite Dorothy's Pie Crust
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blackberries 
  • 3 fresh pears, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375. F. 
  2.  Line a 9-inch pie plate with pastry,  trim edges. 
  3. Arrange blackberries on the crust and cover with the sliced pears.  
  4. Combine the white sugar and tapioca and sprinkle over the fruit, tapping the pan a bit to help the mixture filter down.
  5. To make streusel crumbs, melt the butter, and stir in the remaining ingredients.
  6. Sprinkle crumbs over the fruit.
  7. Bake for approximately one hour (if using frozen berries) or until the juices are bubbling and the crust is beautifully browned.
  8. If the crust browns too quickly, place a large aluminum pie plate over top with the center cut out..leaving a rim to protect the crust. 

1 comment:

  1. Looks delish! Will have to pick up some blackberries at the farmer's market this weekend!


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