Apple Blackberry Pie with Ginger

Ingredients (for 1 pie)

  • 1- pre-made pie crust, pack of 2
  • 3c frozen blackberries
  • 1/2c light brown sugar
  • 1/4c sweetened crystallized ginger
  • 2 golden delicious apples
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • salt
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 egg
Directions:
  • Mix the blackberries with brown sugar & set aside so sugars can dissolve.
  • Roll out half the pie crust into a pie dish (in this case, we were doubling the recipe & had two packs of pie crusts)
  • Chop ginger finely.
  • Peel, core & roughly chop the apples.
  • Mix the nutmeg, salt & cornstarch in a small bowl.
  • Add chopped ginger & apples to blackberry/sugar mix.
  • Add cornstarch/salt/nutmeg to the fruit mix.*
  • Lightly brush inside of pie crust with beaten egg.
  • Once mixture has darkened & you no longer see white flecks (corn starch) pour mixture into pie crust.
  • We chose to decorate our pies by cutting out shapes from the pre-formed crust and laying those over. If you choose to do the full crust, cut slits in the middle.
  • Brush crust with egg LIGHTLY
  • Bake at 375F for 40 minutes or until crust is brown.
THAT’S ALL FOLKS
tips & tricks:
  • The berries/apples should soften a bit in the bowl, that’s perfectly ok!
  • To prevent apples from browning, toss in lemon juice, lemon zest on top can also be added.
  • A great way to involve kids/others is by letting them cut shapes/decorations out of the pie crust. I would suggest doing this while you prep the pie & then placing the shapes in the freezer to cool
  • Be on the lookout for white flecks of cornstarch when adding cornstarch, salt & nutmeg mix to fruit.
  • This pie can be made ahead & keeps quite well. It slices slightly better once it has cooled & is easily reheated.
  • For more of a traditional apple pie flavor, add 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon.
  • Much like EVERY PIE this is best served with vanilla ice cream on the side.

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