This is one easy recipe for a homemade pie! There is no pie crust to make and roll out. Berries are layered into the bottom of the pie dish and then all other ingredients are layered on top of the berries. This is a no-fuss recipe!
The crust is actually a cookie dough topping and it is perfect with the blackberries.
The first time I remember eating this particular blackberry pie was in a restaurant beside the Guadalupe River in the historic district of Gruene (pronounced green), Texas. I can’t remember what entree I ate, but I do remember this dessert. It was made just like my apple crisp (click here for the Apple Crisp recipe) but with blackberries.
The only thing I changed from the restaurant’s version was to add salt to the cookie topping. This is a sweet dessert and the salt balances the flavor.
Unfortunately, the salt amount varies between brands of butter so just using salted butter instead of unsalted butter may or may not add the correct amount.
To fix the salt problem, this recipe calls for unsalted butter.
However, if you substitute salted butter in this recipe and the topping is a little too salty for you, cut back on the added salt amount the next time you make this pie. P.S. This pie is both easy and tasty enough to make more than once!