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Black Raspberry Pie

black raspberry plant








These are the black raspberry plants that came up in our back yard a few years ago. Probably some passing bird left the seeds. They came up and we nurtured them along.


black raspberries







I picked about 4 cups last week and about 6 cups this week. Black Raspberries taste like a very mild Blackberry, but with that little ‘tang’ that says, Raspberry! 

I decided to make a pie this week. I could have made a cobbler I guess but this just seemed like what to do with raspberries.

Here is the recipe:
2 pie crusts
8 cups black raspberries
1 – 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup flour (any kind)
1/4 teaspoon almond flavoring OR 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, depends on what you like. Cinnamon is probably the preferred flavoring for Black Raspberries.
2 tablespoons butter

Make your pie crusts or use those refrigerated ones, I won’t tell.

Next, put the berries in a big bowl and add all the other ingredients except the butter.

raspberry pie 1







Gently toss the berries and all the ingredients, then pour them into the pie crust. Dot with the butter, cover with the second crust, cut slits in the top crust. Paint the top crust with milk and sprinkle with sugar.

raspberry pie 2






Bake at 350* F for about an hour and a half. The crust can get too brown, so cover it with foil after it gets as brown as you want it to be.

raspberry pie 3






After the pie is done, allow it it to cool to room temperature before serving. The temptation is to eat the pie while its hot and it will be good if you do but it will be thin and drippy. If you allow it to cool, it will thicken up and you can cut it like, well like pie.


  1. Vicki

    O.K. forgive the very Northern “girl”, we don’t have black raspberries nor have I ever heard of them, how are they different from red? Not that it matters I guess but your pie sure looks good. I love reading about the interesting things you have growing that we don’t. It is also amazing to me that you already have berries. Thanks for sharing.

    • Sylvia

      Its quite alright Vicki, most of my family are northern folks.
      Black raspberries are just black like black berries and I don’t think they have quite the pronounced raspberry taste, they are more like a very mild black berry with just a hint of the raspberry flavor.

  2. Kim @ Homesteader's Heart

    That is so awesome. I love berry pie. I actually just made my hubby a berry cobbler last week. But I had to pay for the berries. I’d love to be able to grow raspberries and blackberries here.
    Have a lovely day Sylvia.
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    • Sylvia

      Thank, Kim!