This Blackberry Custard Pie is creamy and SO delicious. It's filled with fresh, tart blackberries and sweet custard.
It probably comes as absolutely no surprise that I love blackberries! I named my blog after them, after all. Good, fresh blackberries are only here for a brief period during the summer, but when they're ripe and at farmer's markets, I take full advantage and use them in every dang thing I make! I developed this Blackberry Custard Pie as a combination of two of my more popular dessert recipes here at Blackberry Babe, this Blackberry Crumble Cake and this Cranberry Buttermilk Pie.
In this recipe, we combine tart, fresh blackberries with a sweet custard. The custard really helps to cut the acidity of the berries. The blackberry juice seeps into the custard and forms a beautiful purple swirl throughout the pie filling. This Blackberry Custard Pie is SERIOUSLY a showstopper, and perfect for your upcoming special occasion or Sunday Supper! It's just unique enough to be different and memorable!
In this recipe, I topped the pie with crust, which is why you need to purchase two pre-made pie dough shells. If you're calorie conscious, you can ALWAYS forgo the top layer of pie crust. If you omit the top layer of crust, I would check on the pie every 5-10 minutes to see how the custard is faring. If it starts to brown, loosely tent the pie with a sheet of aluminum foil to protect it from burning.
I hope that you love this Blackberry Custard Pie! It was definitely a hit in my house, and I look forward to making it again when blackberries arrive at our farmer's markets!
If you love berry desserts like me, I know you'll love these other recipes too.
- 2 store-bought or homemade pie crusts
- 3 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs
- 1 ¾ cups buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray 9-inch pie dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Position 1 unbaked crust into the bottom of the pie pan, trimming the edges if necessary.
- Arrange blackberries into the bottom of the crust.
- To make the custard filling, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk in your blender. Blend until smooth, about 45 seconds.
- Pour custard over blackberries.
- Top berries with remaining pie crust and crimp the edges to seal. Cut an “X” into the center of the top crust for steam to escape while baking.
- In a small bowl, whisk together egg and water.
- Brush the top crust with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
- Lightly cover pie with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove foil and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
- Cool for at least 20 minutes before slicing.