Today was lovely. My day consisted of a wonderful drive up mt. baldy mountain, a hike, a "little" dip in icy cold waters, wild mountain berry picking, and pie making.
There is something truly wonderful about picking or growing your food before you cook/bake with it. Such satisfaction it brings me. I was thrilled to be baking with such delicious juicy blackberries. The pie filling was divine. So very good. As for the crust it was just alright. I had ran out of my regular all purpose flour so I had to use what I had on hand which was whole wheat flour. Often it can be quite tricky to work with. I'm not a big fan but on the + side it is bit healthier. I'll leave you a recipe for the filling. Something I just came up with. That's the wonderful thing about pie fillings you can just throw in whatever spices or flavors you fancy.
Blackberry Pie Filling
3 cups of blackberries
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of lemon juice
1 tsp of lemon zest
3 Tbsp of cornstarch
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Poor into pie shell. Bake pie according to pie dough directions.
Here is a great pie dough recipe from smitten kitchen.
And here are some phone pictures from the hike.