Fresh Blackberry Glace Pie

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If you’re one of those people lucky enough to have blackberries growing wild in your neighbourhood – or, even better, in your back yard – then you’ll want to remember this recipe for Fresh Blackberry Glace Pie. There’s nothing as delicious and deeply-satisfying as picking your own fruit and berries out in nature, then adding them to a special dessert recipe for your family – that is, if you don’t eat them all first!

Wild-harvested blackberries taste so much better than store-bought ones, and because of their freshness, they are jam-packed with juicy nutrients that turn this berry pie recipe into a healthy one. As berries are best eaten fresh, they also tend to go bad quite quickly – and this is why cooking with them can be a very good idea. Baking your berries in pastry recipes like this one will allow you to rescue cupfuls of fully-ripe ones without any waste whatsoever. If you have tons of blackberries to spare and are feeling a bit overwhelmed by the ticking clock on their life span, you can freeze them in airtight containers, or you can just make more pies – for your family, friends, and to share at potluck dinners. Looking at the nutritional value of fresh blackberries, one cup is 62 calories, is very high in vitamin C, and dietary fiber; it’s also high in vitamin A, iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. Blackberries also contain a small amount of protein, are very low in saturated fat and sodium, and have no cholesterol. They are very sweet, but fruit sugars are far easier to digest than processed sugars. All in all, blackberries are exceptionally good for you.

Pies and fruit pie recipes have been with humans for so long that we might even forget they had to originate somewhere at a particular time in history. According to historians, the ancient Egyptians were some of the earliest pie-makers. Pie-making techniques were picked up by the early Greeks and passed on to the Romans, and reeds were used as pie “plates” or “pans” to hold the pie fillings while they were cooked or eaten. The first ever recorded recipe for pie appeared in a Roman publication. It was for goat cheese honey pie with a rye crust. Although early pies were mostly meat pies appearing in England during the twelfth century, their crusts were often more abundant than the filling that went into them. Fruit pie recipes started popping up a few hundred years later, in the 1500s; according to English folklore, Queen Elizabeth was responsible for making the first cherry pie. The first English colonists brought their pie recipes to America, and improvised according to the means of cooking made available to them in their new homeland. Early settlers’ pies were often cooked in long narrow baking pans,

Today, pie is one of the most popular, traditional North American desserts, made easy with the sumptuous fruits and berries we have growing in this part of the world. Many thanks to Karen at The Food Charlatan for sharing this extra-special blackberry pie recipe with us.*

Nutrition Facts for: Fresh Blackberry Glace Pie From The Food Charlatan
Ingredients: Flour, butter-flavoured shortening, butter, sugar, salt, egg, cream cheese, blackberries, sugar, cornstarch, water.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings.* Per Serving:Calories 537, Calories from Fat 248, Total Fat 27.6g 42%, Saturated Fat 13.5g 67%, Cholesterol 66mg 22%, Sodium 425mg 18%, Potassium 309mg 9%, Carbohydrates 69.0g 23%, Dietary Fiber 9.0g 36%, Sugars 34.9g, Protein 7.3g, Vitamin A 18%, Vitamin C 53%, Calcium 7%, Iron 15%

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