Apple Blackberry Pie - Pi Day 2011

Happy Pi Day once again!

Pi (3.14) is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, and it's a super important number to mathematicians and scientists alike.  Sometime in the 1980s people began baking pies to mark the occasion.   Most importantly, Pi Day is another reason to eat lots of yummy pies.  Here at ADON this is our third Pi Day celebration, but I've been involved in celebrations since I was in high school.

This year's pie is an apple blackberry pie, a recipe that originally came from, but I had to tweak it a bit, of course.

2 tbsp lemon juice
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 granny smith apples
3 macintosh apples
2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup instant tapioca
zest of one lemon
1/2 tsp salt
2 pie crusts

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the lemon juice and vanilla in a large bowl.  Peel and slice the apples in 3/4 inch chunks and toss them in the bowl with the liquids as you go.

Add the blackberries, sugar, tapioca, lemon zest, and salt to the apples.

Line a deep dish 9" pie pan with one of the pie crusts.  Fill with the apple-blackberry mixture and cover with the other pie crust.  Trim the edges and pinch them together firmly.  Cut holes in the top pie crust to let the steam out.  Bake in the oven for 50 minutes and voila!


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  2. Haha I am going to have to assume that you mean that in a nice way!

  3. Wow looks Divine!!

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  4. I just came from the gym cut me a slice,lol, nice pics too

  5. I want to eat this right now!


  6. first time apple blackberry pie looks so divine ! absolutely delicious ! you hav such a wonderful collection of recipes in here....glad to follow ur space visit mine whenever u hav time :-)

  7. Ohhh it´s look so yummy! :)

  8. lovely pie....blackberry with apple...grt combo
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  9. This Looks Very Yummy :) I realy like your blog shop :)



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