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Berry Big Pie

I take this giant pie to almost every potluck. The crust is so easy, and we have lots of berries since they grow here on our small acreage. With a dessert this size, everyone can enjoy a luscious piece. —Janelle Seward, Ontario, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 1-1/4 hours + chilling
  • Makes
    12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-3/4 cup cold shortening
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • FILLING:
  • 8 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Half-and-half cream

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a bowl, combine water, egg and vinegar; stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Form into a roll. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • On a floured surface, roll two-thirds of the dough into a 18x14-in. rectangle. Carefully place onto the bottom and up the sides of a 13x9-in. baking dish. Combine berries, sugar and flour; pour into crust. Use the remaining dough to make lattice strips; place over the filling. Brush pastry with cream.
  • Bake at 400° for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 350°. Bake about 1 hour longer or until bubbly. Cool completely. Store in the refrigerator.
Editor's Note: If using frozen berries, do not thaw.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 462 calories, 22g fat (5g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein.

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