Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lemon Cream Cheese Stuffed-Crust Blackberry Pie Tutorial

If you're looking for an easy pie with all those fresh berries you are picking this summer, look no further! I used fresh-picked dewberries (like a wild blackberry) but you can use any berry you have on hand: strawberry and blueberry would be delicious!

Lemon Cream Cheese Stuffed-Crust Blackberry Pie

Ingredients

1 8oz block of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup + 1/3 cup white sugar
Zest of one lemon 
Juice of one lemon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 package refrigerated pie crust (both crusts)
3 cups fresh blackberries (or any berry)

Step 1

 Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Unroll one pie crust and press it into a buttered pie pan.

Step 2


In a bowl, combine the berries and 1/3 cup of sugar, stir and let sit until ready to use.

Step 3


In a stand-mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat together the cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla extract, lemon zest and juice.

Step 4


Spread two-thirds of the cream cheese mixture onto the bottom of the pie crust.

Step 5



Place the second pie crust on top of the cream cheese layer. Pinch together the two crusts along the edge.

Step 6



Pour the sugar and berries over the second pie crust. Spread the leftover cream cheese mixture on top of the berries.

Step 7




Bake the pie at 425 degrees for 20 minutes. Then cover the edges of the pie with tinfoil or pie guards, turn the oven down to 350 degrees and bake for 20-25 more minutes until the crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.

Step 8



Let cool and refrigerate before serving.

4 comments:

Marlys Folly said...

this looks interesting.. I am going to try it the next time I make a berry pie. Thanks for posting it on Foodie Friends Friday linky party.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

So that's how they do a stuffed crust? Your berry pie looks DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friend's Friday! Please come back next week and share another recipe!

Robyns View said...

I love blackberry pie, and adding the stuffed crust sounds delicious!

Stopping by from Foodie Friends Friday.

~Robyn

The Better Baker said...

Well I've never....that's amazing! I could easily help you gobble up this terrific looking pie. YUMMMM!