This fresh pie is so simple that it really lets the blackberries shine. The buttery crust is baked first, then smeared with a thick layer of cream cheese, then topped with a ridiculous amount of blackberries.
Last week I defeated a monstrous blackberry vine. It was like Karen vs. Nature, and I WON. I have newfound mad respect for people who pick fruit all day, let me just say.
My parents have had the entire back wall of their garden covered in blackberry vines since before I was born. Every May growing up it was the kids’ job to help pick blackberries so that my mom could turn them into pie. It was a daunting task back then, or at least it seemed like it, and that was with my whole family picking.
This year my parents planned a vacation that coincided exactly with the blackberry harvest, so they said I could have all the blackberries I wanted in exchange for making the hour-long drive to their house to water the garden, get the mail, etc. And pick berries, of course. For somebody who knows exactly what free FRESH blackberries taste like, as opposed to the SUPER EXPENSIVE NOT FRESH ones at the store, this is pretty sweet deal.
Then today Eric and I went down together to pick more berries. I grabbed a pail and started picking, bracing myself for more blood and prickles. Eric, however, got about 30 seconds in before announcing, “I’m going to get us some gloves.”
“Just take them.”
Let me just say, I’m officially disowning my parents. Oh, and Nature? With these gloves, I seriously own you.
Have you ever had a Strawberry Glace Pie? It is one of my ALL TIME favorite pies ever. Nothing beats a good fresh fruit pie. And the cream cheese layer makes it. I decided to try it out with my bounty of blackberries and am SO happy with how it turned out. My mom has been making this traditional Blackberry Pie for every family occasion as long as I can remember. I love it dearly, but I think this Fresh Blackberry Glace Pie might just be my new favorite. It’s super easy! Try it out!
My mom’s classic Blackberry Pie, served at every family gathering since time immemorial:
The original Strawberry Glacé Pie << make this!!