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Wednesday, August 02, 2006 Southern Living Recipes: Fresh Blackberry Pie


Note: Though this pie should be assembled and served the same day, you can get a head start by combining the berries and sugar and chilling them the night before.

INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries, 1 1/4 cups sugar divided, 1/2 (15-ounce) package refreigerated pie crusts, 3 tbsp's. cornstarch, 1 1/4 cups water, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, 1 (3-ounce) pkg. raspberry gelatin, 4 drops blue liquid food coloring, sweetened whipped cream (optional).

DIRECTIONS: Gently toss berries and 1/4 cup sugar in a large bowl. Cover and chill 8 hours then drain. Fit pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate according to package directions. Fold edges under and crimp. Prick bottom and sides of pie crust with a fork. Bake at 450° for 7 to 9 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir together cornstarch and remaining 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan. Slowly whisk in 1 1/4 cups water and vanilla. Cook over medium heat whisking constantly for 7 to 8 minutes or until mixture thickens. Stir together raspberry gelatin and blue liquid food coloring in a small bowl. Whisk into the warm corn starch mixture. Spoon blackberries into the pie crust. Pour glaze evenly over berries pressing down gently with a spoon to be sure all the berries are coated. Chill 2 1/2 hours. Serve with whipped cream if desired.MAKES: 8 servings.

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