Fresh Blackberry Pie 

Ingredients: – 4 cups fresh blackberrie – 1 cup granulated sugar – 1/4 cup cornstarch – 1 tablespoon lemon juice

– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon – 1/4 teaspoon salt – 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced – 2 pie crusts (store-bought or homemade)

Instructions: 1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). 2. In a large mixing bowl, gently toss together the blackberries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, ground cinnamon, and salt until the blackberries are evenly coated.

1. Place one pie crust into a 9-inch pie dish, pressing it gently against the bottom and sides. 2. Pour the blackberry mixture into the pie crust, spreading it out evenly.

1. Dot the top of the blackberry filling with the diced butter. 2. Place the second pie crust over the filling. You can either place it on top as a whole crust or cut it into strips and create a lattice pattern.

1. If using a whole crust on top, make a few slits in the center to allow steam to escape during baking. If using a lattice pattern, weave the strips over the filling. 2. Trim any excess crust from the edges and crimp the edges to seal the pie.

1. Place the pie on a baking sheet to catch any drips, then transfer it to the preheated oven. 2. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.

1. Once baked, remove the pie from the oven and allow it to cool for at least 1 hour before serving. 2. Serve slices of the blackberry pie with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.